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Hey Warrior Peeps. You guys and gals have been a great source of information. Thanks!

I have a question and I apologize if its been asked 15 million times.

What are the rules regarding using images and pictures on my website?
Where can I find free images to use on my websites? Paid Images?

Like for example I want to start a website and use a picture of like a good looking dude and use it as my profile picture for building Google authority (im funny looking). Or if I want to use images of pretty girls say to advertise, or I want to use pictures of certain people for customer service, etc.

Like this.......


Any suggestions or directions would be greatly appreciated and I will click your thank you button.
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  • Profile picture of the author yestyle
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    If you use your picture then it's free but if you are using everyone's pictures, I think you need to have permissions from them.
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    • Profile picture of the author neuroplastic
      Originally Posted by yestyle View Post

      If you use your picture then it's free but if you are using everyone's pictures, I think you need to have permissions from them.
      Well are there websites where you can get permission free images or no copyright images, etc?
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  • Profile picture of the author Matthew Shelton
    Flickr has a lot of great images, but you need to look at the permissions for each one. Some say "all rights reserved", and some want you to attribute something like "name of photographer, Flickr" - some images are so good that I'll go ahead and do that. Morguefile.com is pretty incredible because you can use whatever you find, no problem.
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  • Profile picture of the author alanaj
    Free Photos - Free Images - Free Stock Photos - FreeDigitalPhotos.net - free images are usually 400x340 and require that you give them credit. Larger sizes need to be purchased. To your success!
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  • Profile picture of the author GeoffTodd
    I really like The Leading Source Of Free Stock Photos - stock.xchng similar to iStock, but free high quality images
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  • Profile picture of the author havana00
    If i create hyperlink with image is it harmful for site..
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    • Profile picture of the author subisa852
      Originally Posted by havana00 View Post

      If i create hyperlink with image is it harmful for site..
      Did you mean instead of text you use an image as a hyperlink?

      -It's okay to use images as a hyperlink but using too many images on your site might have a bad effect like slow loading time so you have to balance everything.
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  • Profile picture of the author CaroleCross
    You can use all of your own images on any site. But you may need to purchase images for upcoming promotions, etc. I use this site for my new clients. It is affordable and works well for them!
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  • Profile picture of the author simonthewebguy
    Hi guys here is some links on where to find free / paid images

    Fotopedia has a built in creative commons search engine which spans several image websites. This site stands out with the quality of the images you can find here.
    Free images
    http://www.iconfinder.com/ Icon Finder is a great source for free icons. Just make sure that you select the “Allowed For Commercial Use” option when searching for an image.
    Search for Photos
    Fotopedia has a built in creative commons search engine which spans several image websites. This site stands out with the quality of the images you can find here.

    Stock Photos | Royalty Free Subscription Stock Photos | PhotoXpress
    Photo Express has a great collection of 100% free stock photography images. The only drawback is that you need to register (registration is free) and you can only download one image per day.

    Flickr: Advanced Search
    Flickr is a large amateur photography site.

    Simply make sure you check the “Find Contents To Use Commercially” box.

    Paid images
    Fotolia: Europe's Best Royalty-Free Image Bank +20 Million Top Images
    Royalty Free Stock Photography, Vector Art Images, Music & Video Stock Footage - iStock

    hope that helps you guys out cheers Si
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  • Profile picture of the author Graham Dytor
    Basically, you need to either purchase photos or you need to make sure the photos you are using are free-use!
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  • Profile picture of the author ICTBoost
    If you buy images, you're safe.
    If you use someones image to be part of your webdesign, you have to get the right to use it.
    There are a lot of image-directories where you have free images under the CC License.

    Just be carefull if you're not paying for your images. Getty Images is such company that torture the people who has used an image (mostly accidently)
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  • Profile picture of the author SEOJunky
    Pixabay has a reasonably decent selection of copyright free, public domain images.

    Do NOT pull images directly from Google Images. If your site is going to receive over 499,999 visitors in its lifetime, be sure to buy an image with an extended license from a site such as iStock.

    Do NOT use rights managed images. With rights managed images you'll be asked to pay for a usage period (perhaps for 2 years), after which you'll need to pay another use fee. Instead, opt for images with a royalty free specification. With royalty free images you pay for the image only once.

    To be ultra clear of all restrictions and fees, either work with a local photographer and negotiate a low rate. Or take the photos yourself.
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