View Full Version : manipulating royalty free images

11-16-2006, 10:33 AM
I have a question that if we use a image from well known sites like getty,if we register we will get the image without watermark in it,,,but we can't use it unless we buy it ,,,, my question starts here that if I dont buy and if I use in my website how they will come to know??? I can edit that image upto 30 to 40 % by using image editing software. Do they have any tracking system or any software to detect????

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11-16-2006, 10:37 AM
You're right. They probably won't know.

Why not due it? The law.

It's illegal to steal.

So... take from that what you want.

It's not much more complex than that.

Really, it's silly to use something like that. Just, if nothing else, use google images. There's a much greater chance that a place SELLING images will care than someone who just has an image on their site. Though, there may still be copyright issues.

In the end, just find some free stuff to use. It's out there.

11-17-2006, 04:17 AM
Can u pls tell me where we can get free images to use in our website ,there should be not an copyrights issue afterwards.the image should be of better quality and big not just thumbnail size......

11-17-2006, 05:11 AM
search for it.
it's not exactly easy to find them, but they are around.
just search for "royalty free images" and see what comes up.

It's a weird issue. It's illegal to use anything you don't have permission to.... so.... not really sure what to say.

Arctic Fox
12-01-2006, 06:33 PM
Pshaw... This is the internet - everything is free!

12-14-2006, 08:40 PM
You have to love Getty! and Corbis (for that matter..Billy Gates owns Corbis:eek: ). There is an alternative for low cost royalty free images. It's called Microstock and the most popular site is www.istockphoto.com. The site has such a huge following that Getty bought it for $50 million. I just hope they don't raise prices considering that the most expensive image right now is $10.00 which is a Print Ready High-Res Photo. The same photo suitable for the web would be $1.00.

12-22-2006, 03:28 PM

They have tons of free stuff, uploaded by users. Not all of them are royalty free though, so read the user's agreement.

As for your question of why not steal photos, becasue they dont belong to you.

12-25-2006, 04:45 PM
You Could frequent an image board like www.7chan.org
Just be careful. they're all anonymous.
but for editing images, i recommend paint.net (http://crystalxp.net/galerie/en.id.627.htm).

04-09-2007, 08:50 PM
Hi there!
My name is Alan. I love taking pictures, and so I have hundred of pictures that I am not using.

I am in the process of arranging some of my pictures on my site at http://www.alanwho.com/photos/royalty-free/ all the pictures can be used with no copyright notice and if you click on the images it takes you to the raw jpg file that came straight from my camera.

I hope you get a chance to check this out, drop me a comment and let me know iif any of the pictures are of interest ...

04-09-2007, 10:20 PM
Looks like a good start. (I can just find one page at the moment, but I assume more are coming soon.)

Thanks for posting.

04-09-2007, 11:43 PM
Yes. More are on the way - just learning how to use the site that administers the images. Keep in contact. If you use any of the images and you can be bothered, show me, I don't want credited, thanked or paid I would just find it interesting to see how the pictures might be used ...


04-10-2007, 12:33 AM
You may want to consider submitting a link to your site here--

That's part of my site and related to filmmaking. Basically, it's a stockpile (hence the name) of royalty free files (images, programs, whatever) that could help with filmmaking.
We also encourage (require, though it is really impossible to enforce) crediting at the end of the film for anything used, so feel free to include your name and such there, if anyone does decide to use your images.

I'd just add it myself, but I figure you can submit if you'd like. I'll then validate and add it to the collection.

It's growing fast and already been helpful to many, so I'm sure more images wouldn't hurt.

Also, on a note more directly related to the thread overall, there are already a good number of images in use there, and they would be just fine to use for a website too, I suppose, though we do ask for credit (on the bottom of the page, in the source, whatever).

04-17-2007, 04:02 PM
I've used a couple of services for good quality images at little cost:

www.istockphoto.com (http://www.istockphoto.com) - Get images for $1, $3, or $5; good selection and sizes

http://www.sxc.hu/ (http://http://www.sxc.hu/) - Free images after you register