Welcome to your source for images of Central Michigan University. For CMU faculty and staff, access to these thousands of photos is free for use in presentations, online, for promotional materials and more. You also can buy prints through Photo Source.

If you’re a CMU employee, you can log in and set up a free account that will enable you to share lists of favorite photos for quicker delivery. A video below shows how to set up an account and create a list of requested photos.

Photo Source instructions for CMU Employees

  1. Select “Login” for the top navigation.
  2. Create a free Zenfolio account using your cmich.edu email account. 

Selecting images:

Browse photos by category and then by academic year in the “Photos” section from the top navigation, or use the search feature.

  1. Use the “Select Photos” button on the top right.
  2. Click on the radial button on the image to make a selection.
  3. Select “Add to Favorites” on the upper right.
  4. Your selection will now appear in the Favorites bar on the top left of the screen. As a default, it will be labeled “My Selection.”
  5. You may use this dropdown menu to edit the selection by selecting it from the list of favorites.
  6. You can rename or edit the list of favorites from the subsequent screen.
  7. To submit your selection and obtain a download link: click on the “Share Favorites” button on the top right of the page.
  8. Include a description of your intended use for the selected images and the department you represent.
  9. Select Share. Most approvals occur within one business day.

Image guidelines:

  1. Approved staff and faculty will receive a download link and password via email. If you have not received a link, you may inquire by emailing [email protected] and be sure to include your name, title, college or department, and a description of your project.
  2. Please do not share any provided link or password with any person(s) outside of CMU.
  3. Registering for a free Zenfolio account allows you to access your previous image selections and allows University Communication to reference your order history.
  4. Please use “Central Michigan University” photo credit on images where applicable.