ARTstor is an ever-growing database of high-quality digital images for art, visual culture, media, and architecture studies. Note: To download images, users must register for a free personal login. Searching and viewing images does not require an individual login.
A few special features:
- Save and share image collections for lectures or group projects
- Export directly into PowerPoint with metadata intact
- Zoom in and save detail images
- Create flashcards to review on your smartphone using ARTstore mobile
- Learn more through online video tutorials
Beyond Google Image Search
There are millions of images on the web, but quality can be variable and attribution/copyright dubious. With so many wonderful digital collections from museums, libraries, and institutes, you might find treasures in new places. Search OIAster for digital collections (images, manuscripts and other primary sources) on your subject.
Getty Institute Open Content Program - The Getty announced they will open digital images from their collection to the public domain starting fall 2013. Historic photograpy, illuminated manusricpts, paintings, and more. Search the Museum Gateway for content.