Stock images, also known as stock photos, are used when a person needs just a few pictures and does not want to hire a photographer. They are licensed for specific use. The internet allows people to look for, find and purchase these images online. Those looking for cheap photos will benefit from the tips on how to find cheap stock images found in this article.
Those who are looking for stock art and photos will benefit from the free stock image service found on Google Images. This part of the Google site can be found under "advanced search". After a user has entered what he is looking for, he can choose whether he wants an image that is labeled for reuse with modifications, or one which can only be used as it is. When a stock image is used, credit should always be given to the original photographer in order to avoid copyright infringement.
Offering high quality photos, the majority of which were shot by professional photographers, Getty Images is one of the largest suppliers of images stock on the market. Those who wish to use a Getty Image must pay for the privilege.
Footage and music
Getty Images also allows customers to purchase footage and music on its site. Clients can browse and choose what music and footage is best for their usage. Like the photos, footage is of professional quality.
A free source of stock images and multimedia files, Wikimedia is known as a good place to find images of famous people. Everything on the site has been released for use, but one must be careful to read the license information that accompanies every image. By doing so, a person can ensure that he is correctly attributing the work back to the original owner.
Flickr is a site that allows photographers to share their photos online. Before a potential user uses an image, he must read the licenses that accompany the picture, as some of the images may not be reused for other purposes. If one finds that there is no Creative Commons license for a picture, the person who owns the rights to the photograph may be contacted for usage permission. Users of Flickr must have a Yahoo! e-mail account with which to sign in.
- Google Images - Images.google.com - Getty Images - Gettyimages.com - Wikimedia Commons - Commons.wikimedia.org - Flickr - Flickr.com