A great way to get free images

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im not sure if this has already been said on WF, but if you are looking for images you can use for free without needing to pay a fee, do the following on Google

Go to Google images, click on "search tools" then select "labeled for reuse".

All these you can use for free.

#free #great #images
  • Profile picture of the author azni
    This is really cool!! I have never thought of exploring the search tool function. Thanks for sharing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Devilfish168
    Originally Posted by harvie316 View Post

    im not sure if this has already been said on WF, but if you are looking for images you can use for free without needing to pay a fee, do the following on Google

    Go to Google images, click on "search tools" then select "labeled for reuse".

    All these you can use for free.

    that is a great tips there thanks

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    • Profile picture of the author NeshSab
      Thank you for sharing.

      I've been using this trick for a while, but for me the results are very poor.
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      • Profile picture of the author AffiliateWaves
        Really , you can do a free report for this

        Common thing but we overlook those things normally

        Thanks
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    Awesome stuff bro, many thanks for sharing
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  • Profile picture of the author rosetrees
    I think you probably meant to say "labeled for commercial reuse" as most folk on here will be running an IM business.
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  • Profile picture of the author seobro
    Hi Harvie:

    Question for you. How can I label my pictures - for commercial reuse.

    These are my very own images. Pictures I took with my own camera.
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  • Profile picture of the author BradVert2013
    Just make sure you visit the source of the image before using it to make sure it really is free, don't rely on Google alone. Better safe than sorry.

    And if it is free, it's a good idea to give credit to the photographer/copyright holder.
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      Originally Posted by BradVert2013 View Post

      Just make sure you visit the source of the image before using it to make sure it really is free, don't rely on Google alone. Better safe than sorry.

      And if it is free, it's a good idea to give credit to the photographer/copyright holder.
      I'd take that one step further. I'd do a drag-and-drop of the image back into Google's image search to see what other sites might be offering free use of an image.

      I hate to break to the new folks, but sometimes people fib on the Internet and offer things they don't have the rights or licenses to offer. Hard to believe, right?
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      • Profile picture of the author Paul Langham
        I agree with one of the earlier comments, the quality of the photos is normally not very good, you have to really search long and hard for something - of course you could also get lucky.

        If you are serious about your business I prefer to pay a few bucks to get something which looks the way I exactly need it to look.

        Of course if you are starting out or on an extremely tight budget then I understand this might not always be a possible alternative.
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      • Profile picture of the author Teravel
        Originally Posted by JohnMcCabe View Post

        I hate to break to the new folks, but sometimes people fib on the Internet and offer things they don't have the rights or licenses to offer. Hard to believe, right?
        Absurd! People can't lie on the Internet! It's against the law!


        I couldn't resist. Especially in a thread that suggests stealing without reading ToS and Copyright information on the Image Owners website. Google can't give you something they don't own... They can only provide you with as much information about the image as they have been given, which may be incorrect in the first place.
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  • Profile picture of the author Zeus66
    Along these same lines, here's where to get free music clips from CC...

    dig.ccmixter

    You need to do a simple attribution, but they don't cost a penny.
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  • Profile picture of the author cooler1
    Yes the results are poor using that search. Most of the photos look like they were taken using a home camera and aren't the professional look you get on those stock photo sites which charge a fee per image.
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  • Profile picture of the author NetJunkie913
    Great tip. I spend a lot on images and will try this.
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    • Profile picture of the author wtatlas
      Unfortunately it isn't as easy as it seems. Here's what Google's support forum have to say regarding the filter for "commercial use" images...

      "Labeled for commercial reuse with modification

      Your results will only include images labeled with a license that allows you to copy the image for commercial purposes and modify it in ways specified in the license.

      If you find images with the wrong usage rights in the search results, let us know by reporting them in the help forum.

      Before reusing content that you've found, you should verify that its license is legitimate and check the exact terms of reuse stated in the license. For example, most licenses require that you give credit to the image creator when reusing an image. Google has no way of knowing whether the license is legitimate, so we aren't making any representation that the content is actually or lawfully licensed."

      Google is giving no guarantee that their filtered image search is accurate and you are on your own if an image is, in fact, not free to use. The advanced image search filters are only a starting point in identifying images which are potentially free to use. You need to follow up with the copyright owners and ask them, not Google, if the images can be used with no restrictions.
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  • Profile picture of the author BradVert2013
    I think it's worth it to pay a few bucks for a high quality stock photo that you know you're getting the license to use. The quality of the free images is usually lacking (there's probably a reason they're free).
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  • Profile picture of the author donhx
    I have created a list of about 75 free images sites, including Wikipediaublic domain image resources - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    However, you know what I do in real life? I budget $500 every year at 123RF.com and Dreamstime.com ($250 each). Based on my usages, I pay $1.00-$1.50 each for the photos I need, and I don't have to waste time looking for freebies.

    My time is more important and valuable to me, so it's great to pay a buck or so for a photo. The selection is always excellent at these two sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author donhx
    Originally Posted by CollegeCEO View Post

    ... if you guys just have small sites with little to no traffic, I wouldn't worry too much about licensing and technical stuff. If you're worried about it, just credit the original source of the image. The chances of you actually getting in trouble for "stealing" a photo off the internet are very slim.
    Sorry to seem unkind, but this is probably the worst advice I have ever seen here. It is dishonest to steal. Licensing products is not "technical stuff" --it is how business is conducted legally and the right way of going about it.

    The idea that stealing is okay because you may be able to get away with it is exactly what every crook thinks. Also, giving credit to something you have stolen is meaningless. Crime doesn't pay on any level-- here is the story of someone who had to pay $4,000 for illegally using a $10 image: Legal Lesson Learned: Copywriter Pays $4,000 for $10 Photo | Webcopyplus Web Copywriter Blog

    There are plenty of public domain and legally available images under a Creative Commons License on the Internet. Care enough about your business to be an honest person, even in the so-called small things.
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  • Profile picture of the author koubain
    thanks for posting that
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  • Profile picture of the author Meharis
    A word of Caution to avoid being sued by Getty Images.
    Apparently their images have an invisible water mark.

    http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...-my-fault.html

    Meharis
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  • Profile picture of the author Elvis Michael
    You know what free-image website blows my mind? Pixabay.

    This is the kind of quality you can expect from many of their free images:

    Sunset, Dusk, Twilight, City - Free image - 17665
    Beauty In Nature - Free image - 178495

    They also have a WordPress plugin so you can quickly insert images directly into your posts:

    WordPress › Pixabay Images « WordPress Plugins
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  • Profile picture of the author vksoni2610
    You can use below site for free images. It might help you a lot. Images are royalty free so you can use it for free.

    Stock Photography, Royalty-Free Photos, Videos & Music | Getty Images India
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  • Profile picture of the author programmer24j
    A lot of valuable information out here as i really needs a lot of images , It will save a lot of my time .


    Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author programmer24j
    A lot of valuable information out here as i really needs a lot of images , It will save a lot of my time .


    Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Mollywhite
    Wonderful post, a nice way to get image.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jan79
    great tip, thanks. I often use commons.wikimedia.org to find pictures, most of them can be used on your website for free.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Garett
    Oh Man, You can make money from this Idea, but sharing it for free is a kind from You (y)
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  • Great tips. I did not think this. Thank you for this information.
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  • Profile picture of the author azhar
    Originally Posted by harvie316 View Post

    im not sure if this has already been said on WF, but if you are looking for images you can use for free without needing to pay a fee, do the following on Google

    Go to Google images, click on "search tools" then select "labeled for reuse".

    All these you can use for free.

    Really that's good and informative post. This is a very good way to do quality search to find free images through this search filter.
    Thank you very much.
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  • Profile picture of the author Larry Leggett
    A lot of time, those advance search queries does not provide enough search results. I have faced this problem.
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  • Profile picture of the author Stuart Walker
    You can get top quality stock images and graphics for as low as $1 on PhotoDune.
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  • Yes thats definitely a way to get some good images..

    Theres also picsdesktop.com that allows you to download free to use images in different format sizes right to your pc. This is also a good source for site background images like in those guru style squeeze pages
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    • Profile picture of the author Shaneman
      A great paid wordpress plugin that I use is WP Quick Pic Studio.

      It installs on a wordpress website where it gives you access to thousands of high quality public domain images that are copyright free and can be used on your site.

      This tool saves me so much time - as I no longer have to search the internet looking for images.

      Hope this helps.

      Shaneman
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  • Profile picture of the author palmer9999
    Originally Posted by harvie316 View Post

    im not sure if this has already been said on WF, but if you are looking for images you can use for free without needing to pay a fee, do the following on Google

    Go to Google images, click on "search tools" then select "labeled for reuse".

    All these you can use for free.

    Wow thank you so much! Just hope I get similar amounts of images
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  • Profile picture of the author davidaclark
    Originally Posted by harvie316 View Post

    im not sure if this has already been said on WF, but if you are looking for images you can use for free without needing to pay a fee, do the following on Google

    Go to Google images, click on "search tools" then select "labeled for reuse".

    All these you can use for free.
    Why take the risk? Far better to go to somewhere like BigStock and purchase the image legally. Then you have proof that you can legally use it. I have used many BigStock images, they are usually very good quality and are offered in a range of sizes although I don't think I have ever used more than the smallest size offered.
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  • Profile picture of the author ron200
    I am watching a video course and the guy says if you are amazon associate and have any links that go back to amazon on your site(doesn't have to be on the image)then you can use any image at all on amazons website. He says its in the terms and conditions. Video was last year, can anyone confirm this?
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  • Profile picture of the author lunaleee
    Of course, I also use the Google to find my required Image, in the google Image section. Every time I got what I was searching.
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  • Profile picture of the author ron200
    Originally Posted by harvie316 View Post

    im not sure if this has already been said on WF, but if you are looking for images you can use for free without needing to pay a fee, do the following on Google

    Go to Google images, click on "search tools" then select "labeled for reuse".

    All these you can use for free.


    ************************************************** ******************************

    Apparently this is wrong. I did this and noticed that a lot of those pics under the reuse section are flicker and all flicker photos have their own rules.

    Briefly...

    Attribution means:
    You let others copy, distribute, display, and perform your copyrighted work - and derivative works based upon it - but only if they give you credit.
    Noncommercial means:
    You let others copy, distribute, display, and perform your work - and derivative works based upon it - but for noncommercial purposes only.
    No Derivative Works means:
    You let others copy, distribute, display, and perform only verbatim copies of your work, not derivative works based upon it.
    Share Alike means:
    You allow others to distribute derivative works only under a license identical to the license that governs your work.

    Which is kind of confusing anyway, which of those can you use unmodified pics and put them on your website that is commercial(affiliate marketing?) and not have to give credit?

    Flickr: Creative Commons

    here you can search under each category and here you can use search and check boxes at bottom:
    Flickr: Advanced Search

    I am even more confused now. lol
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  • Profile picture of the author ron200
    Thanks MSB, it says compatable ip to 2.9.2 and it hasn't been tested on the latest version.
    I just screwed up my site a couple days ago and don't want to take any chances again. I will wait for update. lol

    I see there are a few other in there now also.
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