Best free/cheap stock photo sites?

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by munckee, Apr 24, 2006.

  1. macrumors 65816

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    Ok, we've all heard of getty and a bunch of the big guys who charge "client prices" for images.

    BUT, where do you go when you need photos on the cheap and can't shoot them yourself? Which are the best places that are free or have images for dirt?

    I've found:
    -istockphoto.com (images for $1-10)
    -imageafter.com (free, but limited selection and lower quality photos)
     
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    Yeah, I could have done that too. The idea was to get recommendations that people are familiar with and use on occassion. Some of the "free" stock image sites are horrible.
     
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    http://www.sxc.hu/ - Lots of nice, large images but searching can be a pain sometimes (especially for an "email" image... that was annoying)

    http://www.morguefile.com/ - Not as many photos, but a nice second resource (no, it has nothing to do with dead people ;) )
     
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    All the free sites I've seen rarely have great photos. And if they do, it takes a lot of digging to find them---and even then, the photo will still be kinda sucky.

    On the flip side, all the big stock photo sites charge a lot for their photos.

    Hands down, the best place to get good quality photos really cheap is here:
    http://mbsy.co/76B99?s=e

    I love this place. You get great photos at full resolution for $1.
     
  9. macrumors regular

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    do a flickr search, but turn on creative commons filter. you might find what you are looking for, with the only cost being acknowledgement

    just make sure you check which CC license it is.
     

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