Where can you get images for your website?
One of the biggest issues that confronts newbies when they set up their first website is where to get pictures from, what the cost might be and what the copyright rules are. So this resouce has been created to provide you with some websites that might be useful.
It is vby no means a definitive list. There are a lot of suitable sites available - the ones mentioned here are ones that I have experience of using.
I have tried to give a brief but balanced view of the different sites and offer advantages and disadvantges of each.
However, you really should investigate them for yourself because your views will be swayed by what is available in your particular niche
- CanStockPhoto - http://www.canstockphoto.com/
- Clipart.com - http://www.clipart.com/
- Dreamstime - http://www.dreamstime.com/
- iStockphoto - http://www.istockphoto.com/
- Freeimages.co.uk - http://www.freeimages.co.uk
- Stock Free Images - http://stockfreeimages.com/
- Stock.XCHANG - http://www.sxc.hu/
The terminology can sometimes confuse people when trying to find pictures. These are two differences.
Free images = images that can be downloaed for no charge
Royalty Free Images = images that you pay for on a single occasion and then there is no limit to the number of times you use them.
.You need to read the terms and conditions, license and copyright rules posted on each of the individual sites. Do not take it for granted that they are all the same. They're not!
Update (Nov 2013)
Some members have made comments below and suggested other sites they use for images and photos etc. Apart from checking that all the links are working I haven't actually looked at them all in detail.
http://www.morguefile.com/ - Morgue - with links to Dreamtimes, Shutterstock and Fotolia
http://www.clker.com/ - Clipart
Update (Jan 2014)