Where to get photos for web design?

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I am looking for photos to add to new websites I am designing. I am against taking someone else photos and using them for my self. So where can I get some for free use or a small royalty fee


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  • Profile picture of the author AMiRU
    I'm sure there are a lot of royalty free images out there but most of the nice images are quite expensive.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Dolan
    There are some good photo sharing sites, royalty free. Always make sure the image comes from a genuine source, and is not simply a rip from another site (which could lead to serious and costly legal claims).

    Take a look here for more details: Top 5 Free Websites for Quality Copyright Free Photographs

    Best regards

    Chris
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    • Profile picture of the author murthykmd
      Originally Posted by Chris Egan View Post

      There are some good photo sharing sites, royalty free. Always make sure the image comes from a genuine source, and is not simply a rip from another site (which could lead to serious and costly legal claims).

      Take a look here for more details: Top 5 Free Websites for Quality Copyright Free Photographs

      Best regards

      Chris
      Thanks Chris!
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      • Profile picture of the author pokergal09
        It is easy to find a good photos.
        There's so many of site where you can access a high quality photos for your web design.
        "Free royalty photo". The image is free and there's an option for buying a great revolution.
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    • Profile picture of the author rhensiong
      Originally Posted by Chris Egan View Post

      There are some good photo sharing sites, royalty free. Always make sure the image comes from a genuine source, and is not simply a rip from another site (which could lead to serious and costly legal claims).

      Take a look here for more details: Top 5 Free Websites for Quality Copyright Free Photographs

      Best regards

      Chris
      Hi Christ,
      Thank you for this info. I need this too for my web project
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  • Profile picture of the author wiselee
    The better the quality of the photos, the more expensive the photos are.
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  • Profile picture of the author Revenant45
    Free stock photo sites are "ok", but usually lack true professional quality. If you're serious, You need to visit - shutterstock.com, fotolia.com & istockphoto.com for quality royalty free images.
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    • Profile picture of the author hireava
      Originally Posted by Revenant45 View Post

      Free stock photo sites are "ok", but usually lack true professional quality. If you're serious, You need to visit - shutterstock.com, fotolia.com & istockphoto.com for quality royalty free images.
      i agree with you revenant45, This are good source of great images for web design.
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  • Profile picture of the author christopher jon
    It really is quite easy to find good quality pictures for any project. Normally I just open up google and type in the picture I am interested in. Like free dog pictures. Everything can be found doing a simple search on google. Try that first and if you can't find anything free, then go paid. Sometimes pictures can be very, very expensive.
    That would be called theft.

    Images fall under copyright protection just like everything else.

    You probably wouldn't like it very much if I copied the link in your signature word for word.
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  • Profile picture of the author kevinenrique
    I use iStockphoto.com it has cheap and good quality photos..
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    • Profile picture of the author alexacc
      I am using iStockPhoto too. I like this quality
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  • Profile picture of the author jenilson2612
    Wow ! Thanks for sharing. I am web designer and i want to upload some new cool designs in my website by which i can attract more numbers of visitors in my website.
    Keep sharing !
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  • Profile picture of the author befranksimple
    Go through Google and search for royalty free images and you will find there are some free photo sharing websites like iStockPhoto , flickr and all. hope it will work for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author shantanu
    You can some of the reputated and famous websites like Flickr, imageshack, giant google search images, torrent wallpapers else they also got the template images (best).
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  • Profile picture of the author smileverse
    You can search in the Google Images, just specify the size before searching for something. And make sure that you're allowed to use those images for re-producing purpose. And there are many other image hosting services like photo-bucket will allow us to buy the images for commercial/non-commercial usage.
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  • Profile picture of the author sam012
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  • Profile picture of the author ctzulu
    deviantart and shc.hu
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  • Profile picture of the author diandao
    google picasa and yahoo flicker.
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  • Profile picture of the author sunwebmedia
    search on google with image stock exchange. only destination for free photos and graphics
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  • Profile picture of the author mopsyd
    I'm going to go outside the box here and suggest that you try to connect with some of the students or recent graduate photography majors of higher caliber art schools like SCAD, RISD, Ringling, etc. Many of them are struggling to build a presence, have very high level of skills and are used to working very hard for little financial payoff. You can probably work out an exchange of services with them, trading either building them a simple portfolio site or getting them a little online exposure for some free pictures. If you have a positive relationship with them, you can probably get repeat service at a better rate than they would charge others throughout their career for helping them get off the ground to begin with. I found this approach surprisingly easy to do if you can connect with some of them personally.
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  • Profile picture of the author sadeeshbala
    You won't get many royality free images, may be a few. Just google it or use Flickr.com
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  • Profile picture of the author planetmedia
    use Google images
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  • Besides the given resources above, you should also try stock.xchng - the leading free stock photography site.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Ayling
    I like dreamstime the best - mainly because there prices are quite reasonable
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  • Profile picture of the author rozertin
    Apart from the good website like deviant art and other .Just try Google advance image option . Here just set some filter and you will get quality images.
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  • Profile picture of the author albert1850
    I'll suggest that you design or create your own image to avoid any copyright infringement issues.
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  • Profile picture of the author teguhyuliantos
    If you want get photo to your website, a lot of free photo gallery plugin that you can found on the internet.
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  • Profile picture of the author locke815
    You can get it from webphotos.com
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  • Profile picture of the author twersk
    Try istockphoto...they are very reasonable...
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  • Profile picture of the author lindasofia
    You need to visit - shutterstock.com. This is good source to get great images for web design.
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  • Profile picture of the author brianng
    Just hire a designer. He/she knows how to get those vector images. Better still, he/she could draw it before you can find one that doesn't look shaggy
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  • Profile picture of the author rising_sun
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    First of all you should try in Google photo stock.
    Secondly you can try in webdesign(dot)org,it has a giant stock of photos.
    Another better site is shutterstock(dot)com.
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