Wikiask:How to find images for Wikiask?

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Short answer:
  • Google image search >> Usage rights >> Creative Commons licenses
  • Wikimedia Commons
  • AI tools like DALL-E 2

All material used on Wikiask must adhere to copyright rules. You should only upload media files that you own the copyright to or that have licenses that permit free usage.

Google has the option to search for Creative Common images[edit]

Google Images is the most popular image search engine in the world. On it, you can click on Tools >> Usage rights >> Creative Commons licenses.

Screenshot of a user selecting Creative Commons on Google Search.
Screenshot of a user selecting Creative Commons on Google Search.

Wikimedia Commons is also a great resource.[edit]

Wikimedia Commons is Wikipedia's sister website containing tens of millions of freely usable media files.

There, it is even easier to search for usable images, as all images qualify.

Screenshot of Wikipedia Commons.
Screenshot of Wikipedia Commons.

AI tools like DALL-E 2 can can be used to generate images[edit]

Artificial intelligence art tools like DALL-E 2 (freemium) or Stable Diffusion (open-source) can be used to generate artwork where the user owns the copyright.

DALL-E 2 has been developed by OpenAI (co-founded by Elon Musk) and is considered one of the highest-quality generative art AI tools. It is free for up to 15 images per month.

Screenshot of DALL-E 2.

A popular GUI implementation of Stable Diffusion is DiffusionBee.

Screenshot of DiffusionBee, a Stable Diffusion GUI app.