Free photos and pictures

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  1. Vin Chauhun profile image72
    Vin Chauhunposted 5 years ago

    Hi folks

    Are there any websites where I can get free photos or pics. I will naturally give credit to the owner of the photo. I tried MorgueFile, its too cumbersome, or am not navigating the site correctly.

    Thanks

    1. Simone Smith profile image94
      Simone Smithposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      This is the guide for you, Vin Chauhun!

      hubpages.com/learningcenter/legal-image-use

      1. Vin Chauhun profile image72
        Vin Chauhunposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Hi Simone

        Thanks, I checked it out.....its complicated but I got the over-all idea

    2. rose-the planner profile image80
      rose-the plannerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Try creativecommons.org they carry a number of links to free images and videos.  I hope it is helpful.

      1. Vin Chauhun profile image72
        Vin Chauhunposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        yep...it sure is rose-the planner smile

  2. Jennifer Madison profile image87
    Jennifer Madisonposted 5 years ago

    Have you tried WikiCommons?

    1. Vin Chauhun profile image72
      Vin Chauhunposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Jennifer

      Yes. I have tried them a few times a while back. sometimes they don't have just right pic that I'm looking for. It seems though, they may seem the best bet for now, I read the regs on using photos, yiks!, I got a headache smile

  3. anatomynotes profile image96
    anatomynotesposted 5 years ago

    There are lots of free-photo sites. I have used these: Wikimedia commons, flickr.com and Pixabay.com. You can also take a look at these: FreeDigitalPhotos.net, cepolina.com, sxc.hu, 4freephotos.com, 4freetextures.com and images.bugwood.org.

    Just to be safe also check this out, if you haven't already: http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/legal-image-use

  4. Vin Chauhun profile image72
    Vin Chauhunposted 5 years ago

    Thanks anatomynotes, i'll check out the regulations first..smile

  5. sparkleyfinger profile image91
    sparkleyfingerposted 5 years ago

    Sometimes, it's easier to just take a photo yourself. I know it seems like so much hassle, but it saves time in naming the source etc, plus you can create a photo from the idea in your mind, so to speak.
    In terms of taking photos from the net, I have found that not many people have a problem with you using their image, as long as you link to their site in the source.

    1. Vin Chauhun profile image72
      Vin Chauhunposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks sparkleyfinger
      That would be the ideal solution smile
      I should be getting a really gos camera phone in the next while, so for now I will have to use stock photos and pics

  6. sparkleyfinger profile image91
    sparkleyfingerposted 5 years ago

    ** Obviously asking first, is the best practice

  7. LCDWriter profile image96
    LCDWriterposted 5 years ago

    I really like wikimediacommons and use it for 95% of my hubs.  There is so much out there and the attribution process is fairly straightforward.  I also really like "List of Public Domain and Free Graphics" from Learn Things Web.  I have it bookmarked.

    1. Vin Chauhun profile image72
      Vin Chauhunposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks LCDWriter....yep its seems like that's the way to go...eh..eh.... when you say you have it bookmarked it ...do you have it on your profile....I am a Neanderthal when it comes to the Web...lol

  8. SpaceShanty profile image95
    SpaceShantyposted 5 years ago

    Hubpages recommends using flicker as the have lots of CC licence pics but when I type in a search keyword the pics have nothing to do with it!

    1. Vin Chauhun profile image72
      Vin Chauhunposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Ok, SpaceShanty.......but they have some incredible pics smile

  9. Blond Logic profile image96
    Blond Logicposted 5 years ago

    Don't forget about Flickr. I have contacted people who have a symbol for 'all rights reserved' on their photos. I explain to them what I would like it for, and offer to put a link back to their photostream. Everyone I have asked with the exception of one man, has said yes. I then copy and paste their agreement (email) into a word document and keep all of those in a folder on my computer.
    I feel this is a win-win situation. They get more views for their photo and I get the perfect photo.

    1. Vin Chauhun profile image72
      Vin Chauhunposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      thanks Blond Logic...will check them out as I need them

  10. lovebuglena profile image84
    lovebuglenaposted 5 years ago

    I would assume you can use images found on Google Images but make sure to specify where you got them from.

    1. Vin Chauhun profile image72
      Vin Chauhunposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you....lovebuglena smile

  11. VictoriaSheffield profile image84
    VictoriaSheffieldposted 5 years ago

    openclipart.org but they don't have the best images

  12. brakel2 profile image76
    brakel2posted 5 years ago

    Freedigital photos.net now downloads extra stuff, so you don't know what you are getting. They never did that before, and I don't want to play that game. I have been burned before by little extra things with malware. My good sites are decreasing.

 
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