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Royalty Free Stock Images - Any Cheaper Alternatives to iStockPhoto

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Pripod, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. Pripod

    Pripod Regular Member

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    I have been using iStockPhoto, but I know that there are definitely other stock photo resources out there for me to jump on. After updating 100 articles I have spent about 300 dollars. I am thinking that there must be a cheaper solution...
     
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    you can find some in my list. link in sig. its on BHW
     
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    Pripod Regular Member

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    Haha.. I posted this in "Whitehat" Autumn =) I was meaning do you know a way to get them legitimately?
     
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    PS. I see your almost to your 1000th post.. congrats
     
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    You inspired me to make my own post on how to get images from iStockPhoto and other image sites for free.

    Check out the thread; http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/black-hat-seo-tools/295356-royalty-free-images-free.html
     
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    I know a great sources, There are billons of images. They call it search engines or something like that;)

    I discovered this one google.com but my friend recommended bing.com :) I think you just have to save the image on your desktop and play with it on photo shop than it is yours.

    I hope I was able to help:helpdesk:
     
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    Haha.. hayabusa.. I am just trying to cover myself for a very "White Hat" website. Taking royalty free images from the web with no proof of purchase is illegal as far as I understand.
     
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    negligence Regular Member

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    That being said, ignore my last post :)
     
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    http://www.photoxpress.com/ gives you 10 free downloads a day from their less-than-premium photos

    http://www.sxc.hu/ is the free photo site I see referenced the most

    http://www.morguefile.com has some more free images

    Sometimes they require you to credit the source. You can put a note somewhere on your site to the photographers site or something. Read the terms for each photo.
     
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    Awesome!! This was exactly what I was looking for!! Thanks so much!! =)
     
  12. thevil

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    IMO , The best place for stock photos is iStockPhoto, but theyre expensive. But their watermark can easily be removed though Content-Aware (PhotoShop) or GIMP. But if you do not want to spend time...

    Heres a list of FREE stock photos

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    http://www.flickr.com/
    http://www.picfindr.com/
    http://www.dreamstime.com/free-photos
    http://www.sxc.hu/
    http://www.stockvault.net/
    http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/
    http://stockart.deviantart.com/
    http://www.everystockphoto.com/
    http://www.freephotosbank.com/
    http://www.freefoto.com/index.jsp
    http://freerangestock.com/
    http://www.morguefile.com/
    http://www.pixelio.de/
    http://www.photogen.com/
    
    Alittle googling doesnt hurt either
     
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    trapus Newbie

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    thankss