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Where do you get your images?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by CredibleZephyre, Jan 14, 2015.

  1. CredibleZephyre

    CredibleZephyre Registered Member

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    The title is pretty self explanatory here really, where do you get your images?

    More specifically what I'm interested in though is paid but cheap images. I've found a handful of free sites, some of which actually have halfway decent images. I love the free sites, nothing is better than free!! But sometimes they don't always have what I want and in those instances, I don't mind paying for images. I've been using dreamstime images but I can't help but think there have to be cheaper stock photo sites out there. I mean, an image on dreamstime in any respectable size or quality cost $10-$20 bucks or more.

    I realize there are places where this is considered cheap for images and photographers put in a lot of hard work. But I'm pretty sure there are sites too where images are only a couple bucks.

    If anyone knows of any, please share.

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  2. Zwielicht

    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    I usually find my images using Google Images with the "labelled for reuse" filter enabled and then I edit the images using Photoshop or Illustrator. If you need any free vector images, you could download my Vector Package in the "Downloads - Graphic design" sub-forum. :)
     
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  3. senzu

    senzu Registered Member

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    I've been using istockphoto for years as a designer. Flickr has been great for free images on my journey as an IMer. Just filter for creative commons images.
     
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  4. White Night

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    I use flick, with filter creative comos
     
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  5. RatherUnique

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    Pixabay is my favorite free one, I also use shutterstock and fotolia
     
  6. huyphan47

    huyphan47 Junior Member

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    Photodune images are pretty cheap if I remember correctly
     
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    Flickr has plenty of free images, just pay attention to the licenses and make sure you comply with the licensing terms if you want to go 100% white hat.
     
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    Some great links in this thread! :)
     
  11. GroundUp

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    getty images had so many people ripping off their stuff, they just made it free
    search getty images embed. you'll have a choice of over 50 million images free, to use on your blog/site/social media.
     
  12. contentdarknight

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    Google is my best friend. I use google to get my images for free. sometime I use Flickr also.
     
  13. aqibarif74

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    Paid is better than free.
     
  14. dadangle

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    Lately, I've found myself making more and more photos on my own. Canva, has definitely become my best friend. Between Canva, and reusable images from the goog, I normally do just fine.
     
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    pandawhite Newbie

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    I just look for free images that I edit further to make them work for my purpose.
     
  16. bartosimpsonio

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    Google Images. Filter by license with reuse. Give proper attribution and you're risk free.
     
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    Photodune has been the cheapest that I have found. Images run about $1 and they have a decent collection.
     
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    I love using images from Shutterstock. As a designer I have seen photos from various stock photo websites. Whilst many websites offer really good photographs, for me Shutterstock always has the right image that I want.
     
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    I buy images from sutterstock, there are large collections of image
     
  20. 2DHades

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    thanks for all the helpful links in this thread :)