As outlined in the Copyright section, images should be the property of the presenter or contributor. However, if people are in the images, then further permissions are required from the subjects.
If anyone can be identified in an image then written permission gained within the last two years will be required.
Please note that it is not possible to include screenshots in presentations.
Where to find images
The following are helpful resources and repositories for finding images:
Disclaimer: Please note that Openverse does not verify whether the images are properly CC licensed, or whether the attribution and other licensing information aggregated is accurate or complete. Please independently verify the licensing status and attribution information before reusing the content.
Open Attribute is a browser add-on allowing you to copy and paste attribution for any CC licensed work.
Servier Medical Art by Servier
Servier Medical Art by Servier is a Creative Commons medical image library which can be used to illustrate presentations and publications.
Go to Google Images > Enter search term > Click Tools below the search box > Select the appropriate level of permission in the Usage Rights drop-down menu.
Go to Bing Images > Enter search term > Click Licence below the search box (you may have to select Filter on the right to be able to see this) > Select the appropriate level of permission.
Public Domain images
You should always check individual image properties/metadata for licensing information and acknowledge appropriately.
HEAL Collection: Medical images
Public Health Image Library (PHIL): Public health images
CSIRO scienceimage: Scientific images
Before using any image it is important to check:
- Who owns the copyright, and you are certain that you are following copyright legislation
- The permissions that go with an image and that you are not breaking copyright
- That permissions are in place for commercial use
- Any identifiable people have recently (in the last two years) given permission for their image to be used for presentations and you can provide written confirmation of this