With pictures/images everywhere online, so easily available to all it is hard to realize that you should not just grab images from anywhere to use on your website. At Art Unlimited we strongly recommend that website owners take their own photos whenever possible and use those images on their website. We do use purchased stock images on the websites we build whenever our clients do not have appropriate images to use.
We recommend that if you need an image for blogs or articles and you do not have the image you want in your media library that you do not just pull one from anywhere on or off the web. There are a number of places around the web where you can download images.
Dreamstime offers both free images and images for purchase. A free Membership is required to access anything in the site. There are both watermarked and non-watermarked images. In order to use licensed images you will need to purchase either a credit package or subscription. The costs of these are dependent on the plan chosen. They have over 13.5 million images.
The images of iStock are available for purchase. iStockphoto offers two types of licenses: the complimentary Standard and a set of Extended Licenses to suit your specific needs. A membership allows you to pick from 3 different plans: Pay-as-you-go, Subscription, and Corporate accounts.
Bigstock is a fast, easy-to-use marketplace for quality stock images. You can pay as you go, buying what you want in the size and format you need when you are ready for it.
FreeDigitalPhotos.net allows you to to enjoy using their images in almost any project. Their terms apply equally to personal, corporate, educational and charitable use. Images can be used worldwide, with no time limit (in perpetuity). There two types of license for their images – a Standard License and an Extended License. In most cases the Standard License will be sufficient. This license comes in two flavors: “Free” and “Purchased”. The only difference between them is that if you use a free image you must publish an acknowledgement to FreeDigitalPhotos.net on the same page or screen where the image is used. Purchased images do not have this requirement.
If you use a free image you must publish an acknowledgement to FreeDigitalPhotos.net on the same page or screen where the image is used by placing a hyperlink similar to this. Example HTML for the link: <p>Free images from <a href=”http://www.
PublicDomainPictures.net has images that are in public domain. Pictures may be used for any purpose including commercial. If you are using their images online you do need to hyperlink back to them. There will be a Html link to be used when you download the image. They do note that some photos do require a model or property release and that photos featuring products should be used with care.
MorgueFile allows you to remix/adapt images as well as use their images for commercial purpose. The nice thing about their images is that you are able to use them without attributing the original author. You are not allowed to sell, distribute, or claim ownership of those images in their original state without the permission of the contributor. You are prohibited from using their work in a stand alone manner.
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