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DesignerGenes
Jul 2, 2009, 12:47 PM
We have a project here at work that we are trying to sell to insurance agencies. I was asked to see if there is a database of photos of cars that we could purchase. Ideally it would be slicks like you see in newspaper ads, just the cars on a white background. We need just about everything, the photos would not have to necessarily all look the same, as each recipient would only have one image of their car on each piece. When i used to work at the paper, we would receive the images directly from the dealership. Getting them in different locations would be alright, i just have no idea where to start. Any direction would be helpful.

Thanks folks!



LeviG
Jul 2, 2009, 04:03 PM
Bear in mind I'm from the UK.

I did a quick google (man thats a handy site :p) for stock images car collections and the 3rd (2nd different) link was to izmostock (http://www.izmostock.com/). Now I have no idea how good they are, the range of vehicles or the cost etc but it looks to fit your requirements

Designer Dale
Jul 2, 2009, 04:21 PM
I know you are looking for one spot to buy a DB of car photos, but the Kelly Blue Book site may help as a tool to find a specific car to go image searching for.

http://www.kbb.com/kbb/ResearchAndExplore/PhotoLibrary.aspx

Dale

daustin
Jul 2, 2009, 07:21 PM
I used to work at a newspaper and we got a lot of our car photos from Metro. (I think it was Metro Creative, or something like that.) You can also get a lot of stock photos directly from the car companies. The only one I remember off hand is www.fdaftoolbox.com for Ford art. Hope that helps!