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Where could I get images that are free and legal to use?

Discussion in 'Legal Issues' started by alodia, Feb 13, 2011.

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    I need legal and free images for my website, where could I get them? Is there a website?
    SEMrush
     
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2011
    alodia, Feb 13, 2011 IP
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  2. Law-Dude

    Law-Dude Active Member

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    Your camera.
     
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  3. alodia

    alodia Peon

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    Aside from my camera, do you know a website for that?
     
    alodia, Feb 13, 2011 IP
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    Really depends on what type of images you need if you need really good looking and professional grade images you can try flickr. Search for images with creative commons license and see what kind of CC license it has. There are images under CC license that they are free to use and alter but you cannot use them in commercial purposes and there are some that you can use freely as long as you credit the photog. You can also try morguefiles dot com most images here are free to use and you dont have to credit the photographer.

    hth
     
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  5. alodia

    alodia Peon

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    I see.. I'll check on flickr and morguefiles.com
     
    alodia, Feb 14, 2011 IP
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    Here's a list of some free stock photo websites. They are probably free to use, but you can not use them in a logo.

    StockVault (has free web templates too)
    http://www.stockvault.net

    Stock.xchng
    http://www.sxc.hu

    EveryStockPhoto
    http://www.everystockphoto.com

    Yotophoto
    http://yotophoto.com

    Jupiterimages
    http://www.jupiterimages.com

    FreePhotosBank
    http://www.freephotosbank.com

    Free Stock Photography
    http://www.adigitaldreamer.com/gallery

    Getty Images
    http://www.gettyimages.com

    ImageSource (free un-watermarked images after signup)
    http://www.imagesource.com

    Morgue File
    http://www.morguefile.com/archive

    Image*After
    http://www.imageafter.com

    OpenPhoto
    http://www.openphoto.net

    BigFoto
    http://www.bigfoto.com

    USDA
    http://www.usda.gov/oc/photo/opclibra.htm

    FontPlay Free Photos
    http://www.fontplay.com/freephotos

    Pixel Perfect Digital
    http://www.pixelperfectdigital.com/free_image_archive

    FreeMediaGOO
    http://www.freemediagoo.com

    About Pixel (German)
    http://www.aboutpixel.de

    Woophy
    http://www.woophy.com/map/index.php

    DesignPacks
    http://www.designpacks.com/Image_Catalog

    Fotalia
    http://www.fotolia.co.uk/free_photos

    PixelQuelle (German)
    http://www.pixelquelle.de

    LIGHTmatter
    http://www.lightmatter.net/gallery

    Gimp-Savvy
    http://www.gimp-savvy.com/PHOTO-ARCHIVE/index.html

    CITB-ConstructionSkills Image Library (requires registration)
    http://www.citbphotos.co.uk

    Free Photos
    http://www.freedigitalphotos.net

    Flickr: Stock Repository
    http://www.flickr.com/groups/stock

    Public domain stock photos
    http://www.logodesignweb.com/stockphoto

    FreeFoto (for private, non-commercial use only)
    http://www.freefoto.com

    GeekPhilosopher Free Stock Photos
    http://geekphilosopher.com/MainPage/photos.htm
     
    lothos, Feb 15, 2011 IP
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  7. alodia

    alodia Peon

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    thanks lothos!!! great sites! really a big help :)
     
    alodia, Feb 17, 2011 IP
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    Just make sure that you read the site's TOS fine lines. There are some gray areas most of the time :)
     
    davidchow, Feb 19, 2011 IP
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    I tend to find with images, you get what you pay for. A lot of free sites don't have a range of quality pics, so the payment sites tend to be the only choice. Speak to any developer friends as they may have an account with a site and may be able to get you some pics cheap.
     
    Aaron Cook, Feb 20, 2011 IP
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    Technically any image that you use that isn't copyrighted you are free to use. You can't get in trouble for using images that don't have a little copyright or trade mark on the page.

    ~ Slutz ~
     
    slutz, Feb 20, 2011 IP
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  11. alodia

    alodia Peon

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    Thanks for the reminder, slutz! :) I've been considering those points.
     
    alodia, Feb 20, 2011 IP
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    Great references there, thanks for the input!
     
    NewDirection, Mar 23, 2011 IP
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    Thanks lothos, they are very big source I have to copy :D
     
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    Wow!! thanks! that add to the help i need :D
     
    alodia, Apr 5, 2011 IP
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    thanks for your big list it is more helpful to me
     
    ayushi infotech, Apr 8, 2011 IP
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    Go to Flickr and choose creative commons license. Most of the above websites do not allow free use for commercial purpose.
     
    fotoB2B, Apr 11, 2011 IP
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    Yep Flickr is good, just do custom search with creative commons.
     
    razorrazor, Apr 11, 2011 IP
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    thanks for sharing those , i won't be worried while using these images anymore
     
    alodia, Apr 11, 2011 IP
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    Search on the net & check if its copyrighted? if not.. then its fine ! You may use it. Copyrights laws generally says that technically you've changed the design or product and tried to make it your own design. :)
     
    Ethan11, Apr 12, 2011 IP