Usually I ask for permission if a pic says ,this ---may be copywrited etc ,but wondering if there are some sites that I dont need to ask . Thank-you.
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The photos on these three sites have a creative license and are free to use in any project.
This site is the same but you can only access it if you are using the firefox browser.
This is the largest resource of public domain photos on the web and it's hosted on wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_dom … _resources
If you can't find what you are looking for here then grab your camera and start snapping off some photos...lol
Here is a link of another site I have come accross where you can share photos online+create effects on photos. They have categorized the photos which seems good feature to me.
wikipedia has a free photo site. I can't remember the name exactly--maybe wikiphoto??
I just go to wikipedia proper and look for photos there (among my other sources). If I like a particular wikipedia photo, I click on it to see the detail and to determine if it's in the public domain (if so, you can pretty much use it without any restrictions). Many wikipedia photographers will allow usage of their photos anyway but you do need to check the details page by clicking the photo as they may impose some conditions.
Another source I use--but it costs $1 per photo--is Big Stock Photo. And last but not least, I have an extensive royalty free clip art and stock photo collection I bought on sale for about $20 at Office Depot years ago.
EagleKiwi, Check out www.everystockphoto.com and www.sxc.hu
The first one is based in Canada and you can sign up for free and it offers pics from Flickr, morguefile, and wikepedia, and more.
The second one is based in Hungary and has a lot of great pictures. A lot of their pictures are free to use with just a mention of the photographer.
Hope these sites will help you.
Appreciate all of your answers,wow thankyou you beautiful people
I mostly use flickr creative commons and Wiki public domain. I didn't used to worry about it but I've been more careful recently just because I know how much I hate it when people steal my writing. Great question! I learned of some new place to look at from you asking in this thread. Thanks!
Your welcome and thumbs up to you people sharing valuable info. (Ive just spent 30 mins looking at photos and no writing ),lol.
That's how I feel, too. I get so annoyed when I see internet writers casually stealing photos, then getting all het up because someone has stolen their article. Don't they see it's a double standard?
By the way, steer clear of Photobucket - the photos are mostly stolen from other sites.
That's the way Photobucket is set up - if you read carefully, you'll see it presents itself as a way to keep a personal portfolio of photos you like, and it actually encourages people to copy from the internet. As soon as A Photobucket user copies a photo from anywhere, including from another Photobucket user, into their own "bucket", all the source information about the photo disappears.
Their small print says it's the user's responsibility to check the copyright and they do not police it at all.
Sometimes Google is free...if not, get a photo there and then with a photoshop software of your choice tweek the picture so much no one can tell it ever was the original!
These are great sites by the way...I'll have to check out the morgue thing...
How do you tell? If you find an image on Google images, check the site and it doesn't explicitly say, "this is free to use" - it's not free to use.
All photos are copyright unless they say otherwise, not the other way around.
As a writer, I think it's only fair to respect the work of a fellow creative artist (the photographer). I wouldn't like people pinching my stuff either.
I know this is a pretty normal attitude for people younger than myself (and sometimes make me feel like the old crank yelling "get off my lawn!"), but just because you can take something (somebody's intellectual property) and "get away with it" doesn't make it right.
I just don't buy the intrinsic argument that everything is free for the taking unless it is securely locked down. If it is on Google (the index of OMFG EVERTHING!), there is just really no “free use” implied even though many people want to believe that.
I know I have only been at Hubpages a very short time, but I am concerned about how various internet images are “freely taken” and how this will ultimately affect Hubpages’ status (especially with Google).
I keep looking (and looking, and looking….) at the lingerie-oriented hubs (http://hubpages.com/hub/Leather-and-Lace) and wonder if the obvious copyright violations will ever catch-up with Hubpages.
Yes, yes, yes… I occasionally look at the lingerie hubs, especially those in the Extreme Hub Makeover forum (they are just asking for it) and pretty much any other sexually-oriented hub that pops-up (I am male.)
And YES, YES, YES, these do sorta “work”. The devious marketing geniuses have planted their Amazon seeds by getting me to click on ads to get a better view of the particular lingerie ad images, and thus are rewarded with a 24-hour cookie.
But aha! I don’t read books (or buy lingerie) and those cookies are just wasted. (And aha! I googled “Mark Twain Wasted Sperm”, hoping to get a clever line here, but no such luck.) And, Aha!, Mark Twain was not a big fan of the word “sperm”, so maybe I skewed my search. But aha!, you get the jest! Copyright violation is wrong, and Mark Twain will sperm all over your face if he catches you doing it!
I agree. For me, it's an integrity thing - "do as you would be done by". Our articles are up there on the internet too, and we don't regard them as "free for the taking". so why would we do it to photographers. Just because a lot of other ignorant people do it, doesn't make it right!
in my defense, I also like http://www.shutterstock.com
and yes, they are free. Since I do a lot of crime novels and the like, it helps to have a very diverse image platform to chose from (and the ones I use are not as easy to find!)
There are so many legitimate sources of images that can be used for free there really shouldn't be any excuse for taking someones works without permission. I think the term Royalty Free in photo licensing confuses a lot of people; it does kind of sound like the photo is for free, which it isn't.
Look for Free Royalty Free images, or creative commons licensed work or pictures that are in the public domain.
Try this hub
http://hubpages.com/hub/Where-do-I-get- … n-hubpages
Where do I get photographs to use in hubpages
thats not it its
http://hubpages.com/hub/where-do-I-get- … r-hubpages
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