Recently, I find myself in the position of creating a lot of Facebook events, for reasons unrelated to the post.
When creating events on Facebook, you are given the option of attaching a picture. This picture, or thumbnails thereof, are used by the website wherever the event appears. The default was changed to be slightly less horrible than it used to be, but it is still a little embarrassing to use the default. Therefore, I find myself often needing pictures with a certain theme.
However, I am very careful about mistreating copyright works. I feel copyright is an outdated way of protecting creativity, but I am not willing to expose myself to C&Ds in the name of that belief just yet.
There are two good sources of pictures which can be used for those purposes:
- Flickr — just make sure to go into “Advanced search” and click “yes” on the “Creative Commons” check-box.
- Wikimedia Commons
Note that most pictures you find with a Google image search are not CC, free or in any way OK to use. However, the two sources above are a wonderful resource for finding great pictures without violating copyright.