Image database Colourbox

Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences subscribes to the databases of Colourbox , giving students and staff free access to thousands of professional photos and imagery for use in non-commercial assignments, projects and lectures. 

Students and faculty can freely use these images in non-commercial written work, projects and lectures.

How to access Colourbox

  1. Use the following link
  2. Choose menupoint ”Educational license” from the bottom menu – left side of the screen.
  3. Enter your activation code (the code can be found in your classroom in Canvas, and for faculty/staff at Innafor. You will then have to fill in a registration form.

You will further receive an e-mail containing username and password, which you will need to log on to the database.

You must reactivate your access every autumn

Each summer the university receives a new activation code, i.e every start of semester in autumn, both students and staff must reactivate their code for continued access.

How to reactivate your code:

  1. Log on to your Colourbox-account.
  2. Ignore the pop-up-window prompting you to renew your code
  3. Instead go to
  4. Enter the new activation code (to be found in your Faculty room in Canvas, and for faculty/staff at Innafor)
  5. Click on "Send"


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