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Luke Buśk
Luke Buśk
21,598 Points

Best source for pictures to put on the websites?


Im a beginner front-end web dev, slowly trying to start my career with help of treehouse. I managed to find my first client that wants a website. I have plenty of idea's for a design but im wondering - where and how should i obtain pictures for it?

Lets say i want a panorama of Tokyo or a clear blue sky as a background image. How should i get them to remain legal with law?

I heard You cant use google images so only two viable choices are to either purchase them or make my own pictures and re-edit them in photoshop?

What if i make my own picture and some organization will clain its not mine?

Im kinda lost on this matter so would appreciate any help.

3 Answers

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Ben Falk
Ben Falk
3,167 Points

You basically have three choices:

  • Buy stock photos through iStockPhoto, ShutterStock, etc. Depending on the expectations and the contract, you could either bill the client for the approved images, or you'll pay for those yourself.

  • Use a free stock site like http://www.freeimages.com/, or other sources of free to use images

  • Shoot your own photography. As long as you have the original files, you should be fine if anyone ever questions whether you were the original creator of the images.

Luke Buśk
Luke Buśk
21,598 Points

Thanks guys, thats really helpful.