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where to get TOTALLY free photos for blogs?

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  1. nokimchen

    nokimchen Registered Member

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    I've a dating blog. I need some photos for my blog. Where can i get totally free stock photos that i can put in my blog.

    I want to host the photo on my server. I don't want to hotlink.
    and also there should be no watermark.

    please suggest a site where i can get totally free stock photos for my blog.

    Thank You
     
  2. needlinks

    needlinks Regular Member

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    Morguefile or google advanced search
     
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  4. nokimchen

    nokimchen Registered Member

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    i read the license agreement but cant understand it clearly.
    what type of license gives me the right to use picture in my blog without linking back to the original photo?

    can i use royal free image on my blogspot blog for free (for example sxc.hu/photo/282243 )

    thank you
     
  5. dianamltn

    dianamltn Registered Member

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    You can find some on Flickr.

    Go to advanced search options and check Find content to use commercially


     
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    For that particular image, the answer is yes, since in the preview page, under availability states: Standard restrictions apply. Sometimes the author requests to be notified of usage, credited, or contacted before you can even download the image.

    Under the License Agreement:

    You may use the Image

    * In digital format on websites, multimedia presentations, broadcast film and video, cell phones.

    [...]
     
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    Alright .This article is all you need to look for answer to your questions

    Code:
    http://www.smartpassiveincome.com/how-to-find-images-blog-guide/
     
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  8. myapps43

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    Google Images is where I get my stock photos. Just type your search phrase and voila. I have been using photos from there for years. Anything posted on Google Images is public domain which is what you're looking for, right?
     
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    Anything posted on google images is public domain??? :confused:

    Google bot is crawling website and listing pictures including copyrighted ones. If you click on google image search results, before it displays the full sized images, google even warns you that the image may be copyright protected.

    A month back or so someone had posted an interesting thread about the consequences of posting copyright protected images.

    Use creativecommons or stock photos to avaoid the trouble.
     
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    twisted_one Regular Member

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    what myapps43 said holds good for my case too. I been using images from images.google.com and never been banned or warned by anyone yet.
     
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    nokimchen Registered Member

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    But it's still risky. I better not to take the risk.
    Anways, thankx added for your opinion :)
     
  12. nokimchen

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    thank you for the link.
    well, what i understand is than:
    i) Attribution License is good for blog purpose but we need to credit the source of photo
    ii) Attribution ? No Derivs License is 99% same as (i)
    iii) Share Alike sounds great. But still we need to credit the source.

    I dont have any problem crediting the photo of the hard working photographer. But the prob is that giving credit to every photo makes the blog look ugly :(

    What type of license give me the right to modify the free photo and to put in my blog without giving any credit?

    thank you.
     
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    I may say that Google has it all. Search for photos using your keyword and look for the site that is not that known to anyone. The whole Internet has all the resources all of us need. Searching would be the best way to look for anything. :)
     
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    I say google images as well. I don't think someone will sue you for using an image in an ad.
     
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    Sorry but you're wrong. There are people who definitely will do that. Happens every day.
    If you're using someone elses pics and they don't like that much, it's easy for them to sue you and charge you for it. You risk ending up with a pretty big invoice.

    I once had someone who copied the articles from my site and posted them on his site. I didn't sue him, but i contacted his webspace provider and demanded to put his site offline. They did it immediately, because they know this is against law. Goes for pics as well.

    At least if you're living in the US or Europe and having your site registered on your real name. If that's not the case, you can just ignore what i said.
     
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    Those advising on using images found through google images are doing a disservice, and also are setting themselves for unnecessary stress, at the least. People get sued for using the wrong image all the time.

    A single, mediocre photo could cost you a few hundred if not thousands of dollars just to settle a dispute. Just do some research, there are lots of cases.

    Also, I don't think you've heard about PicScout/ImageTracker:

    Something in between CopyScape and TinEye on steroids for copyright owners.

    More:

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    http://picscout.com/
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    http://picscout.com/imageexchange/home
    The OP is right in his/her concerns. Besides, there are lots of places you can get decent quality Royalty Free Images at zero cost and legally, like dianamltn's advice on flickr's images licensed for commercial use under Creative Commons' license.
     
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    Hello and what if you use these copyrightes photos in video?
    What happens then? Any thoughts..Anyone??
     
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    I prefer google advances search. Flickr sometime..
     
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    http://freerangestock.com is another free stock photo site.

    Creative Commons image search is good for many things. I tend to put attributions at the bottom of the page in smaller text. You'll notice traditional publishers do clutter their pages with attributions though, typically in tiny text as a photo caption. It might make sense to do that for a certain theme.