Please help me find Public Domain Photos

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Krovem, Nov 15, 2009.

  1. Krovem macrumors 6502

    Krovem

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    Hey everyone,

    I need photos of cars, and more but they have to be public domain. Totally free and for any purpose.

    or anyone know a website I can make a deal with.

    Thanks!
     
  2. snberk103 macrumors 603

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    Add the words "public domain" to your google search for photos...

    .... remember, google is your friend .... :)
     
  3. Mr.Noisy macrumors 65816

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    try Serious Wheels but contact the guy first, he won't have a problem :)
     
  4. Krovem thread starter macrumors 6502

    Krovem

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    Yes but they dont have good photos
     
  5. Rondue macrumors regular

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    which is why the people who take and have good photos want to be paid for their hard work.....
     
  6. Krovem thread starter macrumors 6502

    Krovem

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    Yes I know that... Which is why I am asking if anyone knows a site where I can get bunch of good pictures for lower cost.
     
  7. mlblacy macrumors 6502

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    save yourself the trouble... just buy microstock OR use the cheesy Art Exlosion DVDs

    Krov, I know it is hard to argue with free... but sometimes you spend way more time trying to find something decent/usable. Microstock sites have gotten a lot more expensive than a few years ago when one could purchase images for 1-2-3 bucks each. iStock has jumped up from 3 bucks to over 13.00 for a large image. However, there are a lot of other agencies that are a lot cheaper, and many shooters crosspost their images... so it is possible to pay $4 on one site, and $13 on another for the same pic (so shop around). Check out Dreamstime, & Fotolia, which are a lot cheaper than iStock. www.microstockdiaries.com is a good blog to discover other micro agencies. If you are making comps you can download ridiculously small and watermarked low-res versions for free.

    Another idea would be to look into the Art Explosion 800,000 Clip Art DVDs (or something similar). They are about $60, and have a large 15k image section. Cons are the DVDs are dog slow, the is no search function, and you will spend a LOT of time trying to find the image you want. Also, many of the scans were done very poorly. Still not "free" though...

    Now (finally), there is also a place called www.sxc.hu that offers free photos.

    Not sure what you are using the pics for, but hopefully this will help....
     
  8. Krovem thread starter macrumors 6502

    Krovem

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    If I buy a quick sound from a website, then use it for my iphone app. Am I allowed to do that? or I can get in trouble because of copy rights.
     
  9. zachsilvey macrumors 6502

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    If you go to Flickr and use the advanced search you can check a box that makes Flickr just search creative commons licensed images. There is also a secondary box you can check that will only search images that can be used commercially.
     

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