CCFinder: Find Free Images and Photos

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CCFinder (“Creative Commons Finder”) is a small and free application from Abelssoft,  allows bloggers or publishers like me to find images on the internet that are  free and legal to use on their blog.

Normally all images that we find on search engines are not  available for free to re-use, some images are subject to restrictive copyright terms. Unless explicitly noted, any image you find on the internet could be copyrighted, which means you could be held liable for copyright infringement.

Creative Commons was created to help all author or creators  (of images, animations, music, and more) to distribute  their copyrighted works.Those of us who prefer to stay legal will typically be looking for images with some form of a Creative Commons license and this freeware called CCFinder,  which makes easier and faster to get licensed images from the web.

CCFinder is short for Creative Commons Finder and it finds pictures published under the Creative Commons License.This means that you can easily search for pictures that you can re-publicize or share without breaking law or having to pay money. The software also explains what you may do with each pictures and what to keep in mind when doing so.

CCFinder can recognize licenses of image files and allows you to find images, which may freely and legally be used in your birthday cards, websites, blogs, etc.

Moreover, the application allows you to download images files with just one mouse click or to set them as your desktop background image. Simply type in “Winter” or “Beach” to find photos within seconds.

Key Features of CCFinder :

  1. Search Pictures by Keywords
  2. Find pictures with suitable licenses,  you may re-use (also commercially or on your website).
  3. Use color filters on pictures or use them as desktop wallpaper
  4. Very simple to use, Windows 8 style, for XP, Vista and 7
  5. 100% Freeware

Download : CCFinder [2.6 MB]


  1. Dear Ramankath!

    When I started downloading this program my Spysheter told me that it tried to “inject DLL”, is that good or bad? Thank you!

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