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    [SIZE=15px]Hi. I have a question that no one seems to be able to answer very easily. I’ve been designing websites for friends and small businesses for a few years now. Over the years I mainly used pictures that I got online after doing searches for “Royalty Free” images. I’ve also used a [/SIZE]
    [SIZE=15px]company called [/SIZE][SIZE=15px]sxc.hu[/SIZE][SIZE=15px] (which is now owned by Getty Images) to get a few images for websites I’ve made.[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=15px]It seems that no matter where I get images I always have one or two small images that “belong to” or are “licensed” through Getty Images somehow. I’ve received several threatening letters from them trying to collect money on a few websites I have made. [/SIZE]

    [SIZE=15px]My question is simply this...is there a source for truly “free” stock photography or a place that has some type of license that allows you to use images on your site if you agree to give credit to the photographer/designer? I can’t imagine everyone is buying photos for every website they make. [/SIZE]

    [SIZE=15px]There has got to be a few good places that web designers go to for free (or super dirt cheap) images. Any help would be greatly appreciated.[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=15px]Thanks in advance.[/SIZE]

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    1. You should post questions in appropriate forums here, not the introduction section, more people look at the individual forums.

    2. You should post links in your questions, the rules ...

    3. I've been doing this many years, there are hundreds of sites that offer royalty free images, but since digital cameras are cheap, I take most images that are used myself. Yeah, it may take a little while before you start taking pictures that look good, but you may be surprised just how easy it is.

    If you pull and use images from another site, your first course of action if they complain is to remove the images, but take a look at their copyright agreement, some do say that if you use them with or without permission, you are responsible for royalty payments from the time they are used. It's a tricky subject to deal with, but doesn't have to be.


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