Hi ! I wonder where to find some photos for a website. I see a lot of other people have tons of pictures on their sites and I don't know where they get them? I heard photos have copy rights too so I can't use any photo I find on Internet.
I also want to get them free! Please help!
imo, it depends on:
- what quality do you need with these images?
- is your project commercial? (i.e. are you able to pay for images)
- how fast do you need to get graphic content?
If you need high quality and right now, you have to try one of the pay microstock websites - millions of ready-to-use images which are properly and clearly licenced.
If you do not want to spend a cent - use free sources, but be aware that they to not pay much attention to image sources and licensing.
Anyways, you may check the website in my sig - i have lots of resources of both types there for many content types. Hope, it helps..
It depends on what you want the images for. I have just created a site for my wifes new business. We tried taking some photos ourselfs but they were just not quite right for a business website; so we brought them from bigstockphoto for $3 each - website version.
We tried looking for photos on the free websites and their selection was very limited.
If I was creating a non business website I would probably use my own - again it depends on the subject as you may not be able to get the photo of a volcano you need in England !
This is the leading free stock photography website, but you have to check the license provided with the image to ensure you can use it for your situation:
I like to take and use my own whenever possible. It usually means taking a lot just to maybe get a usable one, but I don't have to worry about any lawsuit.
Of course I'm fortunate enough to have a halfway decent digital camera and a good scanner - and the time and patience needed to get a usable photo.
I've been experimenting a bit with some different image applications since the ones I had were ancient (10 years!). I like Irfan and ImageMagick so far, though I still have a ways to go getting to know them better.