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I'm looking for a more professional look to my client's websites. I'd like to incorporate photos into the banners as that can make a really clean and sharp professional image.

 

Does anyone know of a good source of affordable photos? I found a link to Comstock and Thinkstock but those guys want $70 per photo or a membership in the hundreds! No way I'm gonna do that... I'll go out with my digital camera and get something before doing that - although they do have some good looking photos.

 

Anyway, anyone know of a budget photo source that's royalty free and non-copyrighted? Thanks.

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Jim, I never used that kind of service but I found these websites that look good:

stockedphotos.com (with one of those "nice" templates from templatemonster, that you see all over the web, these days :blink:)

www.topphotos.net/resources.html

www.fotosearch.com

www.inmagine.com

www.freeimages.com

 

Also, this Google search for "royalty free web photos" may be of interest.

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or maybe just do an image search for what you're looking for... Once you find an image you like, you can always ask for permission to use it. I get requests like that on occasion. Many photogrpahers will be happy to let you use their images in return for a credit, and perhaps a link. The exposure is good for them and it's something to put on a resume...

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Jim -

 

FrontPage used to come with a healthy collection of photographic .jpg files - at least 97 did. Those are all royalty free and cover a broad range of subjects. As I recollect, PhotoShop used to have a decent collection of stock images as well. I've used a few, but I'm not a commercial site if that matters.

 

I agree, many budding photographers would be happy with a photo credit. Is there a community college in your area? Most of them have a photography program. I'm redoing my website (slowly but surely) to include a lot more of my images and you'd certainly be welcome to any of mine that'd be useful. I'm thinking I may even scan some of my b&w from my student days just for the fun of it. I love digital imagery, but there's still something magical about spending the day in a darkroom, especially with infrared film. :blink:

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Thanks for the replies guys and gals. I did Google it but all I found after about 1.5 hours were sites that had a couple of crappy photos and then the $60 per pages with the good stuff. I'll take a look at all those other sites (and FP) you mentioned asap and again, thanks.

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You might also try a few sites I have used:

 

www.firstgov.gov/Topics/Graphics.shtml Some are free public domain images, and many look like they should be in national geographic! (For example, take a look a the Yellowstone section: www.nps.gov/yell/press/images/)

 

h**p://gimp-savvy.com/PHOTO-ARCHIVE/

h**p://www.freeimages.co.uk/

 

Corel software (like the office suites) also comes with stock photos.

 

-Samantha

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