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Istock Photos HAck?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by WickedCool, Mar 6, 2010.

  1. WickedCool

    WickedCool Newbie

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    can anyone point me in the direct of the post about how to use google to get free i stock photos
     
  2. me100rabh

    me100rabh Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Here u go:

    Go to images.google.com and type in:

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    inurl:"istock" "your keyword here"
    Most webmasters don't change the filenames after buying stock photography, so you can use this quick way of getting free images from iStock.

    enjoy:)
     
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  3. foxriver

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    inurl:"istock" "your keyword here"
    You gotta love this place!

    Gonna stash this in my bag of tricks....thanks given :)
     
  4. mindseye

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    I do a lot of graphic arts, as well, I'm an image junky.. ;)

    I know quite a few google tricks but that was a new one for me.. "never even thought of it!"

    BIG thanks -> me100rabh !!!!

    Mindseye.
     
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    yup....i always use it to find cool images for my websites......glad it help u:)
     
  6. WickedCool

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    Nice one last question how do you find the file name once you find it on istock ?
     
  7. me100rabh

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    file name for what??

    i just type the keyword in the search key of Google image and it comes with the result..i check which images are best fitted for my niche, i copy that.....nothing more.

    like if u want to search for weight loss photo just type this in Google image:

    Code:
    inurl:"istock" "weight loss"
     
  8. mindseye

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    You can also use different variables as well - so let's say we want weight loss "clip art".

    You would type:

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    inurl:"clipart" "weight loss"
    Play around and see what you can find.. ;)


    Again! Great tip!

    Mindseye.
     
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  9. akfirsttry

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    what if i develop a watermark removal software. will it sell good?
     
  10. tonlilaz

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    honestly, you really don't need a hack...just enter 'keyword' 'photo' and you'll get a ton of results not just from pple who use istock photo.

    btw, when you do decide to use the ghotos in your site don't forget to watermark them ;)
     
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  11. me100rabh

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    If u want high resolution photo from iStock use keyword "large"

    like this:
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     inurl:"istock" "large"
    similarly u can use these keywords for good result: "medium" "small" "jpg" "png"
     
  12. cobra

    cobra Registered Member

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    I agree with all of this, just one more thing. When I found my i*s*t*o*c*k image, I also try to see what other images are stored in the same folder. Usully there you will find a bunch of other interesting images or different sizes of the same image.
     
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  13. me100rabh

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    how to look inside the folder?
     
  14. tonlilaz

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    yeah, he means if there's a way to h*ack a site's directory to see if there are more images.

    the only way to do anything like this legally you can do a google image search on the domain you're targeting...
     
  15. OTrap

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    In addition to the photos, you can get vid clips as well.

    1. Go to
    Code:
    http://video.google.com/
    2. Type in
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    inurl:"stock" "frustrated"
    For whatever reason, when I typed in "istock" instead of "stock," I didn't get any results, but when I just typed in "stock," I got all the iStock vid clips.

    Just wanted to contribute to the thread. :D

    EDIT: Damn. I take it back. They're all watermarked. :(
     
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  16. sodredge

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    On the slight chance that anyone ever comes in here again. I have an update for this thread.

    If you simply put the name of the stock site into the search bar and add an underscore "_" this will bring back almost all the images posted for that site.

    For example "istock_"

    I am up to 50 full pages so far with no watermarks, all the various sizes are coming up.
     
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    Great tip thanks!
     
  18. OTrap

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    A lot of designers forget to put an index file in their directories, so if, for example, the image's URL was:
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    http://www.website.com/folder/images/image1.png
    You could go to your browser, and try to go to:
    Code:
    http://www.website.com/folder/images/
    If they haven't included an index file or some other kind of permission, you'll see a list of the names of all the files in that directory.

    Enjoy!