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where can I find free pictures online?

  1. missalyssa profile image54
    missalyssaposted 8 years ago

    Hey hubbers Can anyone point me to some good places to get good free pictures I can use on my hubs. I am looking for pictures of Argentina and the Dirty War etc and am having little luck on the site I use. Thanks!

  2. profile image0
    ralwusposted 8 years ago

    everystockphoto com maybe

  3. thranax profile image51
    thranaxposted 8 years ago

    Pictures are the easiest thing to take and the hardest thing to lawfully charge against anyone. Why you ask? Because, simple put - any image file is unreadable by search engines. There are millions..billions of photos and other kinds of images on the internet simply labeled and called "1". Not only that, but in all jurisdictions, if you aren't using the image to profit directly (selling of a reproduction, putting on apparel, etc) then 99.9% of the time they just ask the image to not be used on your site.(saying they can contact you)

    ~thranax~

    1. missalyssa profile image54
      missalyssaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      sooo you're saying I can use any pictures I want really?

      1. thranax profile image51
        thranaxposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I would say its best to take it from a military point of view, applying a "Don't ask, Don't tell" policy about that.

        The world works better like that.

        ~thranax~

        1. missalyssa profile image54
          missalyssaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          That sounds perfect! Thanks so much for the advice!

        2. Marisa Wright profile image97
          Marisa Wrightposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Thranax, I'm surprised at you.  Do you take the same attitude when people steal your writing? 

          My view is, a photographer is a creative artist, same as me. I would no more steal their work than I would steal your articles.

          I don't care whether other people do it - two wrongs don't make a right.

    2. heller profile image61
      hellerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I will personally take the boots from you have you in court very quickly and any decent photorapher will do the same - we take a lot of time,effort and investment in equipment and you are going to steal my images - dream on. We have imbedded code in our digital images and if we catch you get your wallet out.

    3. LVM profile image61
      LVMposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      What an advice!sad

  4. perfumer profile image69
    perfumerposted 8 years ago
    1. thranax profile image51
      thranaxposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You do know, that taking images off random sites from a google search is breaking copyright correct.

      I would say its best to take it from a military point of view, applying a "Don't ask, Don't tell" policy about that.

      ~thranax~

    2. Marisa Wright profile image97
      Marisa Wrightposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You've picked "noncommercial" as an attribute in this search - if you're going to use them in a Hub, that's commercial use.

      1. perfumer profile image69
        perfumerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I picked the very last selection where it says
        "labeled for commercial reuse with modification"

        1. Marisa Wright profile image97
          Marisa Wrightposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks Perfumer, it didn't look like that when I clicked on a couple of the images at random. However,I now realize what happened.

          I didn't even know that Google search existed.  Now I've tried it,I don't like it.  Google isn't guaranteeing that all the images are definitely available for commercial reuse.  They're just going by the "label" provided by the site, whatever that means. 

          I looked at some of the images and there's no indication one way or the other.  So the onus is still on you to contact the website owner and make sure the image is OK to use.

          As Stillthinking says, that's why I prefer Flickr because it's all clearly stated, no confusion.

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    Janettaposted 8 years ago

    Wikipedia commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org/

  6. elisabethkcmo profile image74
    elisabethkcmoposted 8 years ago
  7. missalyssa profile image54
    missalyssaposted 8 years ago

    Thanks to everyone for the links!!

  8. Stillthinking profile image55
    Stillthinkingposted 8 years ago

    I only use images that are under creative commons license and always attribute the image back to the source.

    Flickr is great for this as it clearly states whether all rights are reserved or creative commons.  If it is a reserved image, then I write to the photographer or artist, tell them what it's for and then ask for permission.

    As far as video on my blog, I do not post it unless it is from a legitimate source, such as the original website that created it or from a legitimate news source.

  9. Shirley Anderson profile image75
    Shirley Andersonposted 8 years ago

    I don't normally give this site name out but I'm going to because I can't, in good conscience let MissAlyssa get into trouble using copyrighted images.  Besides, my niece's name is Alyssa. smile

    Morgue File

    No attribution required at all.  The images are public domain but check just below each image that you enlarge to look at, just to double check.  Apparently, there is the odd one on the site that is licensed differently.

    They don't have all categories of pics.  I think they are photos that people have donated but like I said, no attribution required.

  10. Marisa Wright profile image97
    Marisa Wrightposted 8 years ago

    Shirley, morguefile is good but doesn't always have a wide range of subjects.  That's why I like Flickr because it covers such a lot of ground.

    1. Shirley Anderson profile image75
      Shirley Andersonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Agreed.  Sometimes I use a photo that isn't exactly what I had in mind because morguefile doesn't have it.  I don't think that their pictures are always taken with a professional slant in mind.  What I like most about them is their generous allowance of free, unattributed use.  I like to give photographers their dues and that's fine on HP but doesn't work in every venue.  I find freephoto to be the same type of thing.

      I really like fontplay, too.  Same deal as morguefile.  Unfortunately, they don't have a wide variety and there's no search.  Their photos are beautifully clear and very colourful.

      I've looked at Flickr but not used them yet.

      1. GeneralHowitzer profile image76
        GeneralHowitzerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Hi Shirley long time no see, your getting beautiful each day wakikik... Oh your on a forum spree...

        1. Shirley Anderson profile image75
          Shirley Andersonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Thank, General!  You're going to make me blush!

          Yes, I'm not happily hanging out in the forums as much as I used to.  The need to make money has sort of keep me busy elsewhere.

          You are looking very dapper in your military gear, by the way. smile

          1. GeneralHowitzer profile image76
            GeneralHowitzerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            I wish I could see you blushing hehehe, to see how beautiful you become more nyahahaha, hehehe good for you Shirley hehehe making money elsewhere I think I like that though.

            Wow geez, thanks for saying very dapper hehehe, but what is the meaning of dapper wakikik?

            1. LVM profile image61
              LVMposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              General, wow, your hubberscore is now 99! How did you do it?  Last time I saw you it went down to 94.

              1. GeneralHowitzer profile image76
                GeneralHowitzerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                I don't know, there are times that I'm expecting it to rise to 99 or 100 after publishing a series of quality hubs but I't didnt, its an irony hehehe when the least I expect it, 99 will just pop up from elsewhere...

  11. R P Chapman profile image59
    R P Chapmanposted 8 years ago

    A brief note on the subject of casual copyright infringement.

    I used an image randomly culled from Google images or somewhere similar a few years back. The copyright owner traced me and to cut a long story short it cost me £450 (about $700) for one single image, used once on a web site.

    Suffice to say that nowadays I buy all my images the proper way. http://www.istockphoto.com/ is a good site where they only cost a few pennies each.

    Photographers need to make a living too, so good luck if you get caught stealing.

 
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