Do I have to give credit to a photographer when I use their photo?

The Imagexplorer license uses the Creative Commons Zero license, which doesn’t require credit to be given. However, we encourage giving credit to the photographer if possible, since they generously donated their photographs for use by the public.

A simple credit with a link back to the photo page is always appreciated.

Can I use Imagexplorer photographs for commercial purposes?

Of course! The Imagexplorer license allows for photographs to be used for any purpose — both commercial and personal. Blogs, art, book covers, t-shirts, and more – paid or unpaid – they’re all allowed under the license.

Can I sell Imagexplorer photos?

Legally, the CC0 license allows you to sell the photos posted on Imagexplorer. However, the Creative Commons and Imagexplorer communities are pretty vocal in their dislike for this (not to mention it makes no economic sense, since the photo is already free).

We recommend never selling another photographer’s work without adding to it creatively, through remixing or other methods. A simple way to think about this is to ask yourself: did I add something to this in a way that deserves value? If I were the original photographer, would I see this as a creative use of my photo?

How do I save photos to my computer?

To save a photo click the ‘Download’ link below each photo or click on the photo itself. The highest quality version of the photo will open in a new window.

Right clicking the photo and selecting ‘Save Image As…’ or dragging the photo to your desktop will save the photo.