Creative Commons Officially Launches a Search Engine That Indexes 300+ Million Public Domain Images

Heads up: Cre­ative Com­mons has offi­cial­ly launched CC Search, a search engine that index­es over 300 mil­lion images from 19 image col­lec­tions, “includ­ing cul­tur­al works from muse­ums (the Met­ro­pol­i­tan Muse­um of Art, Cleve­land Muse­um of Art), graph­ic designs and art works (Behance, DeviantArt), pho­tos from Flickr, and an ini­tial set of CC0 3D designs from Thin­gi­verse.” All of the indexed images are in the pub­lic domain and released under Cre­ative Com­mons licenses–meaning the images are gen­er­al­ly free to use in a non-com­mer­cial set­ting.

Head here to start search­ing.

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