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Best Free Stock Photo Sites
Stock Photography Sites
Stock photography sites provide a well needed service not only to the internet community but to whoever may need graphics for whatever purpose.
Whether you just need a photo to spice up your hub, make an article more attractive with the use of an picture or to use on a brochure or website template, you can find some images for use at internet free stock photography sites.
Most of the images on free stock photo sites are submitted by users who are amatuer or professional photographers. Some of the photos may not be high quality and are offered free while some of the higher quality photos which have been edited using photo editing software are sold for as low as $1. These higher quality photographs are used on website templates, in magazines and in brochures and other commercial productions.
You can do a search by keyword and bring up relevant images on Google, Yahoo, MSN and other search engines. This however is not a recommendation!
While you may not get into trouble for downloading some photos, it is not recommended that you "right click and save picture" when browsing these images. Some of the images may have copyrights which means that you could get into legal trouble if you do use these images on your website, blog or other content.
For this reason it is best to stick to free stock photo sites when you need pictures for your website, blog, hub or other content.
sxc.hu - Best Free Stock Photo Site
This is just my opinion, but I would say that the best free stock photo site is sxc.hu also known as Stock Xchng. I always use this site when I need photos to add to a hub or landing page or website that I own.
The best thing about them is that I can search their large database for a picture and I always find one that matches what I'm looking for.
Another good thing about them is they do not require you to link back to their website nor do they have their name on the photos. Some stock photo sites will let you use their photos but you have to link back to their site or they have their domain name on the photos.
Stock Xchng also refers its users to StockXpert, a royalty free stock photo site they created which offers higher quality photos for as low as $1. There are benefits in buying these higher quality photos but if you just need some to spice up your content then no need to use this service as you can just download free stock photos from Stock Xchng.
Great site - they offer the best of both worlds.
Other Great Free Stock Photo Sites
Morguefile.com free stock photos
Another good site for free photos.
- FreeRangeStock - Totally Free Stock Photos
Not just royalty free, totally free.
Features stock photos from the other stock photo sites mentioned here.
I find some cool photos here sometimes too
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