A picture is worth more than a 1000 words - and now you can find them legally and free!

What is CCFinder doing?

CCFinder is short for Creative Commons Finder and it finds pictures published under the Creative Commons License.

Find pictures by Keywords

Define how you want to use the picture (commercially, if you want to change it, etc.) and only find pictures with appropriate licenses.

Find pictures with the correct license

CCFinder shows you how pictures are licensed. This way you can ensure if you are allowed to republish the picture and how it is allowed to be used.

Profit by useful features

CCFinder allows you to put a color filter on the picture, set as wallpaper and indentify the origin of the picture.

Ready for Windows 10

This application has been already optimized for Windows 10. You don't have to care which Windows operating system you have installed.

Your advantages in the Plus version

Plus-version for $10.00
Limitations in the free version

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Using the software.

Abelssoft CCFinder searches the web for

Photos hat can be used for free – and legally!

If someone publish photos without a license or permit on its website, in print projects or elsewhere, can face legal issues and receive a warning letter by an attorney in behalf of the photographer.

The CCFinder for Windows from Abelssoft avoids issues for the user and was developed for finding pictures marked as "Creative Commons License" (CCF). With the help of this license the user can utilise these images, even for commercial purposes.

Good photos are needed everywhere and constantly. Beautify your own business card and advertising flyers, do well on the homepage and are often used in the design of commercial websites or even personal blogs.

However, if you simply use images from the Internet without being careful, issues can arise quickly. The photographer or owner of the picture may subsequently require a lot of money, besides further costs as legal costs and attorney fees.

There are many high-quality photo databases on the Internet that offer thousand photos, which can be used free of charge for personal use and often enough even commercially. Sometimes the owner requires that you provide the link source of the website and the photographer.

The major problem about this: How can you find the right picture with the right license? Well, the CCFinder is your tool to get the right image.

CCFinder: The perfect image finder for the Internet The program name CCFinder means literally 'Creative Commons Image Finder ". Images that are under the Creative Commons license may be used free of charge.

CCFinder is a Windows software specifically seeks out photos in many image databases, as Flickr that match the searched criteria defined by the user. Here are various filters available:

- Only images that can be used without restrictions - Search photos for whose use a source is necessary - Include images that should not be published - Images that may not be used commercially, just personal use - Images that may not be changed CCFinder will perform a deep search to find the desired pictures, after this the tool displays the results in the form of a thumbnail preview. Interesting designs can be enlarged with a single mouse click. The detail view always shows the exact license terms that apply when the user wants to use a photo free of charge for its own purposes. If you want a specific image or various pictures, the user just need to select the desired images in order to download the image to his hard drive.

An interesting feature is the effects: the images found by CCFinder, can be processed with a few filters like sepia, sharpness or grayscale.

Dr. Sven Abels, CEO of Abelssoft: "Creative users who are looking often for free to use photos needs to find images under strict licensing conditions. The user can use CCFinder to find pictures immediately for a new project with a single mouse click."

The CCFinder in the new version runs on Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 10. The software is available in our website site for free download. In case of a frequent use, the developers expect a small tip-donation of 10 Euros.


What the press is saying.


A nice little desktop program if you find yourself looking for the right image to accompany a blog post, or if you...


CCFinder is the ideal tool for journalists, bloggers, owners of websites or even everyone who is looking for free images to use without infringing copyrights.

Customer testimonials –

This is what our customers have to say.

Having an image-finding program is an invaluable thing when you need a picture for promotional purposes or a website. This way, you don’t make any legal mistakes. Recommended!

K. Winzen