There’s lots of content you can legally use to enhance web publications if you know where to look.
Photo Pin is a web-based tool that searches creative commons photos for you to use in your blog/ website. Just type in what you’re searching for, preview the photo and then click ‘get photo’ to download it with it’s proper attribution link.
Using Google Image Search:
- Click on ‘Advanced search‘ under the main ‘Search’ button
- Beside ‘Usage Rights‘ select the license that suits your needs from the drop-down list
- Click on the ‘Google Search’ button at the top of the page
Images, video, music & media
- danosongs (this site also has tutorials on how to embed music into, eg. MovieMaker)
NB: If you’re using iMovie or iLife to create content, you can use the music and sounds within the program as long as it is for non-commercial use.
If you have uploaded a video to YouTube, you can use AudioSwap to add a soundtrack. Simply click on the ‘Edit’ button and then on the ‘AudioSwap’ tab. You will be presented with a range of different music genres to select your soundtrack from.