Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License

These images are free to use for non-commercial use as long as you give credit to the photographer. It’s almost as good as a free lunch.

What is allowed?

Any non-commercial use - so long as give credit to the photographer

You can modify and edit the photo

What’s not allowed?

No commercial use (use where the primary goal is commercial or monetary gain)

No use without credit - you must visibly credit the photographer

Images with identifiable people cannot be used to promote or endorse products

Images containing identifiable brands or other copyrighted material may have separate usage restrictions


Remember that photographers choose this Creative Commons license type to make it as easy as possible for the public to benefit from a work while still retaining full commercial rights. If you want to use a Creative Commons image for commercial use or without giving credit to the author, we recommend contacting the photographer to arrange for a paid license.

This page is a summary of the license terms, but not a substitute for the full version.