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Filter images by license type

When you need to find images that you can use, share, or modify for either personal or commercial use, use the license filter. This filter is based on the Creative Commons licensing system. Select a filter option to see image results that match your intended use.

About filtering by license

These are the options you can filter by and how you can use them:

  • Public domain: The image creator has waived their exclusive rights, to the fullest extent allowed by law. Learn more about this.

  • Free to share and use: You can share and use them. Changing or editing might not be allowed. Also, modifying, sharing and using them for commercial purposes might not be allowed. This option typically has the most results.

  • Free to share and use commercially: You can share and use them for personal or commercial purposes. Changing or editing for personal or commercial purposes might not be allowed.

  • Free to modify, share, and use: You can modify, share, and use them. Modifying, sharing, and using them for commercial purposes might not be allowed.

  • Free to modify, share, and use commercially: You can modify, share, and use them for personal or commercial purposes. This option typically has the fewest results.

After you find an image

When you find an image that you want, go to the originating website for the image and determine the actual license for the image. Next, go to the Creative Commons website and make sure you read and understand the license and its provisions, restrictions, and attribution requirements. After you complete this research you should know how and when you can use the image.

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Bing doesn't verify or represent that a specific license is associated with an image or that you can use the image under that license.

If you have questions about licenses, check the Creative Commons FAQs.

If the filtered results include images that don't match the selected license, on the bottom of the image results page, click Feedback and tell us about it.