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We’ve collected an array of visual images for your use in posters, presentations, Web sites and other printed and electronic materials. The images come from many sources including stock photo houses, government agencies, universities, photographers, and others and are available for a range of fees. They include older adults and practitioners in a variety of settings and are organized by origin of photo and key words. At any time, you may search the Image Library by image name, key word, or price.

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Links to Other Image Databases

There are a vast number of databases and stock houses available on the Internet, with images ranging in quality, subject matter, and cost. Here is a sampling:

  •  is one of our favorites for ease of use and price points–it works on a credit system.
  • is a service of The INFO Project, helping international non-profits communicate health and development issues through photography. You can browse the Photoshare collection, request images for nonprofit educational use, and learn more about development photography. The online photo database currently contains more than 10,000 cataloged images shared by colleagues around the world for documentary use.
  • is an image search engine that allows you to search over 2 million images from over 100 stock photography, stock illustration, and video footage publishers from one website.
  • is an online stock house offering royalty-free and rights-managed photos.
  • is a full-service stock image provider with over one million rights-managed and royalty-free high resolution images.
  • is a leading provider of royalty-free stock photographs from around the world.
  • has more than 849,000 high resolution, premium images from major online stock houses.
  • is an online photo management service. You can organize and share your own photos or contact other members to arrange usage of their photos. Flickr membership is free.
  • is an online gallery of more than 250,000 quality stock photos by more than 25,000 photographers. You can also share your photos with other members. Membership is free.
  • is an online database that allows users to search through more than 2.5 million images for photos, clipart, or stock footage clips. Downloads start at $1.
  • is a public image gallery maintained by the Office for an Ageing Australia. The site includes images relating to positive and healthy aging, work and later life planning, and health and care for non-commercial public use.
  • Images from the History of Medicine (IHM) This Web site provides access to the nearly 60,000 images in the prints and photograph collection of the History of Medicine Division (HMD) of the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM). The collection includes portraits, pictures of institutions, caricatures, genre scenes, and graphic art in a variety of media, illustrating the social and historical aspects of medicine.
  • Where to Find Free Images and Visuals: Sites and search engines for finding high-quality free pictures is a comprehensive resource from TechSoup, an online technology resource for nonprofits.
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