Colourbox

Database of more than 24 million images, illustrations, and videos. CBS students and staff may download up to 30 images each per month for educational use. To download images, you need to create an account with Colourbox. Use the license keys on my.cbs.dk or CBSshare.

Colourbox contents

Colourbox is a huge database containing images, illustrations, and videos. 

CBS Library has taken an educational license that allows for CBS staff and students to download up to 30 pictures per user per month, for educational use. To download images, you need to create an account with Colourbox. Use the license keys on my.cbs.dk and CBSshare.

First time you visit Colourbox

To download images you have to create an account.
You have to use the "key" found on my.cbs.dk and CBS share.

Once you have created an account, you can login via www.colourbox.dk

Hints from the librarian 

What does “educational use” entail?

Educational use covers situations when a faculty member uses images, vectors or videos for lectures, presentations, course materials etc. and when a student uses images, vectors or videos in his /her course work and in assignments. 

Once a project, paper, or a presentation is made public, is sold or is distributed to an audience outside of CBS, it is no longer considered educational use and a regular, commercial license must be acquired.

Stock vs. editorial use

You search stock images by default. Colourbox stock images, vectors, and videos may be cropped and edited. However, if you come across images marked with "editorial use" they may only be used in news media and no cropping or editing is allowed.

Other image databases

Images can be found on a lot of different sites on the internet. Take a look at our LibGuide on copyright (in Danish) which contains a list of image sites and tips on dos and don'ts.

Remember to credit

It is good practice to cite the sources you use. 

Facts om Colourbox

Coverage 26 million images, illustrations, and videos
Provider Colourbox

 

Types

The page was last edited by: CBS Library // 08/22/2019