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I would like to add some photos to my websites. Some will be sold and some I will market myself.

What istock photo websites are the Warriors using? What should I look for in such a site?

Thanks in advance!
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  • Profile picture of the author James Foster
    I don't really get what you're asking here.

    In most cases stock photos (istockphotos is the websites) can't be resold.

    If you're looking to sell photographs, you're more than likely going to have to take them yourself.
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    • Profile picture of the author mikasilloh
      I was not speaking of selling the photos. I meant selling the website that I use the photo on.

      I'm not sure if that is possible with the terms & agreements that I have been reading.
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      • Profile picture of the author Kevin Riley
        Check out Stock Photography: Download Free Stock Photos & Royalty Free Images

        I haven't read their agreement of late, but it allows quite a bit. I believe they offer what you're looking for.
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        • Profile picture of the author Leslie B
          Originally Posted by Kevin Riley View Post

          Check out Stock Photography: Download Free Stock Photos & Royalty Free Images

          I haven't read their agreement of late, but it allows quite a bit. I believe they offer what you're looking for.

          Stock Photography: Download Free Stock Photos & Royalty Free Images let's you sell sites with the images you bought from them. I mailed them about this specifically, and this was their answer:

          You do not have to purchase extended license. Although licenses cannot be transferred, if you sell the site with the image included, no additional licensing is required. However, please explain to the person who purchases the site the license specifications and make sure they are aware that the image cannot be used otherwise than mentioned by our terms and conditions.
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      • Profile picture of the author $cott
        Hi Mika,

        I beleive the only way you can resell an iStockphoto image in a website is to buy an extended license. The regular license does not allow you to transfer file ownership from what I understand (especially multiple times).

        Best bet is to use free images that allow for commercial usage and redistribution. Make sure you read the license for each photo to ensure you are in compliance as many of the "free" sites still have copyrights and rules to obey.

        SmashingMagazine.com is an excellent site for findig background images, icons and graphics for free, and many have open commercial licensing. I use them all the time as a resource.

        Best of luck to you. - Scott
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        • Profile picture of the author cashcow
          Originally Posted by ;3108295

          Hi Mika,

          I beleive the only way you can resell an iStockphoto image in a website is to buy an extended license. The regular license does not allow you to transfer file ownership from what I understand (especially multiple times).
          Actually, I spoke with the people over at istockphoto about this a while back and they said it is fine to sell websites with the stock photos on it BUT you give up all rights to the photo and have to delete it from you hard drive, servers etc.... So basically, you are passing on the rights to use it.

          Of course, they have to be part of the sites as you can't sell the images alone and you can't have the same image on more than one site that you sell (unless you buy it again).

          That was a year or so ago so you might want to double check to make sure you can still do this.


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  • Profile picture of the author Vishal Mahadik
    Hi mikasilloh,

    Here is a great list of 30 free stock images websites:

    http://www.webdesignbooth.com/30-websites-to-download-free-stock-photos/

    You will find plenty of royalty free images for your niche websites. Just go through their terms and conditions and you will find their actual usage terms.

    It is OK to sell your website with these royalty free images. Just do not forget to read their actual posting requirements.
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  • Profile picture of the author howard542
    do you mean affiliate marketing with such photo sites like istock?? You can't take their images and then sell them yourself... You would need to become an affiliate..
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    Download High quality Royalty Free Stock Photos for your website or blog. All images are public domain and can be used for personal or commercial use!!

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