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How I get iStock Photos for Free

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO Tools' started by tropicalkid002, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. tropicalkid002

    tropicalkid002 Newbie

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    Hi Guys,

    Just thought I might share a method of how I get iStock photos for free.;)

    When you see a photo with a watermark on iStock or Stock image site an easy way of getting the clean watermark free file would be to:

    1. Save the iStock Image with the watermark
    2. Go to google image search
    3. Click upload image or paste the url of the image
    4. Google will find the pixels of that file all over the web, then display them.. Just click large images
    5. You will see that same image without watermarks and the high-res one- make sure you find an image with large dimensions

    Sorry if this has already been posted

    Cheers
     
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  2. Serp_Pimp

    Serp_Pimp Junior Member

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    -ReX- Power Member

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    Wow, I've never thought of that, it is so obvious.
     
  4. CyberknightTully

    CyberknightTully Junior Member Premium Member

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    Hey, neat technique but tell me, what do you do when you, your host and your reigstrar get hit with DMCA notices? I only ask because I have seen it happen more than once. Just because the watermarks are removed does not affect copyright status you know and the same method you use to find images is used to find who is pirating the images.
     
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  5. Double D

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    I use this when I go to google image search

    inurl:istock -site:istock.com [keyword]

    of course without brackets
     
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    jnickson Registered Member

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    Yeah iStockPhoto doesn't play when it comes to copyright. I wouldn't use this method.
     
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    I've forgotten the last time I didn't buy the template and photos etc,not worth the risk nowadays.Don't get me wrong it's good advice for what it's purpose is.I had a client supply a photo,I knew it was from somewhere else so I made them sign saying they had supplied the photo and claimed they had the right to use it.
    As soon as the site hit the first page,they were emailed the same day with a threatening email,it was a massive company who owned the rights(multi billion) they held their hand up straight away and the photo was removed the same day.Suprisingly that was the end of the matter,I reckon had the strung them along they would have been hung out to dry.
    Not worth the risk,photodune $3 or lawsuit $10k+ I know which I prefer.
     
  8. Tsmash

    Tsmash Regular Member

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    Yeah... the companies that own the photo will use this same method for finding unauthorized people/companies using their copy written images. Expect a C&D.

    However, if you don't live in the States, you should be alright. Assuming it's a US company that is.
     
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    hamish11 Regular Member

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    This is a guaranteed method for violating someone's copyright and putting yourself at risk! How about you just go to flickr.com, use advanced search, check the Creative Commons license checkbox and then do your search.
     
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    1. This has been shared here already.
    2. You can easily be kicked by iStock for doing that.
    3. There are plenty of stock photo sites much cheaper then iStock.
    4. How much is your sound sleep worth?

    D.
     
  11. tropicalkid002

    tropicalkid002 Newbie

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    maybe you could use them on brochures... it's blackhat, okay you could buy a really low cheap quality version of the image on istock then just use the large image instead. Plus, you don't declare where your going to use the image anywhere on istock so how are they to know whos using what, I worked at a web design company and they had one main istock account and used the images on loads of websites, asif istock are going to spend all day trying to track you...
     
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    Hey kid, I ever catch you stealing my stock photos I will sue you. As a photographer, I don't mess around with copyright laws. Ignorance of the law will not excuse you. Don't steal.
    Google, "photographer sues blogger" and see what happens.
     
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    you're so late, have you seen the date of that post..:)
     
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    lol. The poster above you is probably a photographer who is burned by some stealer of his work. He probably came here just to plant a warning! :D
     
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    Or do it easy and use this lovely option:

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    Alduins Khajiit Newbie

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    this is bogus. does not work. the results are only the ones from istock and tineye always says "0 results"
     
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    You can using online tools https://getallstock.com for download image on istock with $0.1 per one stock max size or vector.