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Where to find paid pictures

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by yordanov, Jul 27, 2014.

  1. yordanov

    yordanov Regular Member

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    Hello,
    We make finance website and need pictures for the articles. But where to find paid or free legal pictures? For example Obama`s picture. Thanks
     
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    usage rights: free to use or share, even commercially

    Interesting point, care to elaborate a little?
     
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    Interesting point, can you elaborate a little?
     
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    You may get quality images from Photobucket.
     
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    Theres nothing to elaborate. Click the link
     
  10. Theerthaa

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    fotolia is best for getting paid images.

    Thanks
     
  11. srb888

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    There are few points to read first before using those images. Click on the image and go to the page that's providing it with those rights. There can be some specific things said there that you'll have to follow to use the images as mentioned. For example, you will have to give a credit back to the image giver: For example:

    Search in Google images for term "businessman" (without the surrounding quotes).
    Click on Advanced Search link, and in the following screen, set the Usage Rights to: "Free to use, share or modify, even commercially" option in the dropDownBox. Then click on the Advance Search button at the bottom... You will see that one of the result images is the following:

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    https://www.flickr.com/photos/119903731@N02/13048309484/
    ...is an image that you can find in Google for the term "businessman". It comes under the above mentioned rights.

    But you still have to click on that Google result image to see any conditions applied to it to be able to use it, then click on the "Visit Page" button on the following screen, go to that page and see what is mentioned in the "some rights reserved" link shown in the mid-right part of that page. It mentions that: "When using this image please provide photo credit (link) to: www(dot)efile(dot)com" when you use it. (Note: Ofc, replace the "(dot)" with "." sign.)

    So now, if you use that image, you'll have to give the credit back in the above format, and then you're legally (hopefully :)) allowed to use that image. Without the credit, you're still not eligible to use it, even if it available to use it freely, it is modifiable, and can be used commercially too... But if you give credit and whatever the giver is asking you to do, you get a free image to use (of course with attached or unattached conditions).

    Disclaimer:
    That is how I understand those things. But there could be unknown loops and twists attached to the rule(s). For example, someone, who is not the real creator of the original image, can easily upload the "pirated" image and claim it as his own and then set those credit rules for the usage of the image... Then one day, the original owner comes around to bite your wallet and bank off you. Anything's possible on the net... :( If the image has identifiable people in it, then you generally need proper releases from each one who is identifiable, or else... Best way is to take your own images and the associated paper works done legally.

    :)
     
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    You can try out bigstockphoto or shuttershock for paid photos.
     
  13. DatMoney

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    I always steal the images from other websites :D
     
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    I didn't paid for the images..Just take 2 or more images (or) concept from Google and bring it in a single image by photoshop :)...
    and i think istock is the better one for paid images.but i dint try :p
     
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    search on google image you find free images
     
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    I think you must read this post :

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    https://blog.bufferapp.com/free-image-sources-list#searchable
     
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    Use caution with Google image search as most of the photos you find are copyrighted and not available for free commercial or non-commercial use.

    A better alternative is a site like PixelBay which has 240,000 free images for use, including public domain pictures.
     
  18. mitusoni

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    The best sites to get paid images:

    iStockPhoto , BigStockPhoto


    Google Search -> Advanced Search Option

    Thanks.
     
  19. Y Not Hub

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    Try with Shuttershock and photobucket buddy.:)
     
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    You should use https://pixabay.com/ for free. Lots of professional images you can download from there. :)