Where to find royalty free photos?


Jase Wolf

Jase Wolf

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#23
Pixabay is the most awesome website in my opinion. When I want an image that's not my own, I always go to Pixabay because I know I'm going to like what I find.

Here's a logo I created from a rottweiler photograph on Pixabay. You'll certainly recognise it when you see it ;)
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Simon Rayson

Member
#26
That is how they make there money. but if you see the image you need for a job you and its on shutter stock that is fine pay for it, if its a creative commons image even better.

Royalty free images are different from open source images. Royalty free you still pay for but only once. (subject to terms of company you buy from)
 
hankscorpio

hankscorpio

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Staff member
#27
You pay for them once, per client. You can't reuse the same image for multiple clients, i.e., if you buy it for Company A, then you have to repurchase for Company B.

Build the price of stock images into the bill, and mark up the price for your time.

Also make sure to read the EULA of any image/site for the images you use, just because they're free doesn't mean they can be used for absolutely everything.
 
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Simon Rayson

Member
#28
very true in most cases you can not use them as part of a logo design. You can in some case buy an extended licence which gives you more options, however in most cases they can not be used for part of a logo. there are other restrictions also.

also be aware of any restriction locally or country the work will be viewed in.
 
scotty

scotty

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Staff member
#29
A company I used to work for got stung by Getty after the web design company they used put an image on their site without paying to use it again.
They have special software that scans the web searching for image algorithms. A bit like Google's image search.
I think it cost them about £800.
o_O
 
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Snip Stock

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#30
I have just launched my new website SnipStock! Its a website with over 5000 royalty free CUT-OUT images, yes they have no backgrounds! and 250 new cuts being added every week and the majority of all are images are completely free!

We have PNG and PSD files with the background retained in a mask layer, so you can bring it back if you like, giving you even more creative freedom with our images.

Get 4 free credits when you sign up and try us out.

www.snipstock.com

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Levi

Levi

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Staff member
#32
A company I used to work for got stung by Getty after the web design company they used put an image on their site without paying to use it again.
They have special software that scans the web searching for image algorithms. A bit like Google's image search.
I think it cost them about £800.
o_O
Ah yes Getty... the company that uses a tool/company to search for their images and then goes about suing the original content creator who has NOT given them permission to sell said items.... because they're already available for free via the US Library of Congress lol.
 
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StockPhotographer

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#36
Ah yes Getty... the company that uses a tool/company to search for their images and then goes about suing the original content creator who has NOT given them permission to sell said items.... because they're already available for free via the US Library of Congress lol.
Getty Images/iStock has also decided to barely pay many of their photographers and illustrators anything. They are cutting the royalties of freelance photographers and illustrators by up to 93% on December 23, resulting in royalties as low as 2 cents. These royalties are much lower than what other competitors, such as Adobe Stock, Fotolia, Dreamstime, Shutterstock and Alamy, pay their artists. You can read about it here: https://blog.freelancersunion.org/2016/12/02/getty-images-istock-petition/

Basically, Getty Images/iStock will be taking 85% and only giving 15% to the freelance photographers and illustrators. If you have an extra minute we would really appreciate it if you let them know we deserve fair pay for our work by signing this petition: https://www.change.org/p/jonathan-klein-getty-images-istock-don-t-slash-our-royalties

Thank you

FYI Veer and Corbis no longer exists and can be removed from your list. Some other ones I did not see on the list include Adobe Stock, 123RF, Stockfresh, Pond5, and Can Stock Photo.
 
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StockPhotographer

New Member
#37
Edit: When I wrote this "Basically, Getty Images/iStock will be taking 85% and only giving 15% to the freelance photographers and illustrators" I meant that this will be the pay for some of cases, but they are at times going as low as only giving 93% and 2 cents to the photographers and illustrators. Either way, it is not good. I just wanted to clarify. Sorry for the confusion and thank you again.
 
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