Sometimes we are in need of images or other media content for any report or article we are working on but have difficulty browsing through the vast sea of copyrighted materials that Google brings us. Wikimedia Commons can solve that problem. It is an online repository of free-use media files such as images, audio, video, JSON files and other media. It has been criticized for a large number of amateur content that lack quality and usefulness. Despite this, its huge repository of over 70 million media objects offers many good quality, useful things to us.
Hopefully, exploring the projects above will make you awe at the quality and quantity of open-source resources available through the Wiki project. While visiting the sites above, did you notice that none of the Wiki projects have any room for advertisements? They are non-profit organizations and need funds to operate, most of which comes from donors and contributors from its patrons. We hope more people will contribute to this project to ensure it remains free and accessible to all.
Note: All the images used in this article are freely licensed media resources.