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Pombonted [Avatar]
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Hi I'm new and pretty lost. I want to do some stuff with a website I'm creating so I want to know where I can download some good quality free pictures to play around with??? Photo Dir3 only came with about 4 free ones? Many thnx
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Hello & welcome to the forum,

There are many sites where images are freely available, in various resolutions.

How you intend to use those images is the critical thing. If you'd like images for your own private use to practise editing, & make presentations to watch at home, that's no problem. If your intention is to publish the images in some way, you need to consider copyright and licensing.

Let's assume it's for private use, shall we?

A good place to start is a Google search for images https://www.google.com.au/imghp?hl=en&tab=wi&authuser=0

In Google, you can define the keywords for your search & the image type & resolution. If you search for "landscape" & select "larger than 15MP", you'll get this: https://www.google.com.au/search?tbm=isch&hl=en&source=hp&biw=1041&bih=944&q=landscape&gbv=2&oq=landscape&aq=f&aqi=g10&aql=&gs_nf=1&gs_l=img.12..0l10.94426.98271.0.117922.11.11.1.1.1.0.305.1830.1j1j6j1.9.0.LB51LLqg5Ts#q=landscape&hl=en&safe=off&gbv=2&tbm=isch&source=lnt&tbs=isz:lt,islt:15mp&sa=X&ei=rsePT9enBYjYigfe582qBA&ved=0CA8QpwUoBA&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.,cf.osb&fp=358eb7cccadb7457&biw=1041&bih=944

Once you start searching, you'll be connected with many sites containing images. How you use them is up to you, but be sure to check the copyright & licensing requirements.

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Wow, thank you so much. I'm completely lost here so if another post pops up from Leanne it's me so don't worry. Thank you so much for your help. I'll have to sit and learn how to drive this things. Many thnx for your prompt response.
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Of course, PhotoDirector users will not generally be using images created by others. PhD is about cataloguing & modifying your own photos to make them look their best or to create special effects.

There may be times, in some presentations, when others' images are needed. That's when copyright & licensing needs to be considered.

Useful Information about Licensing

Always check the Terms of Use section of these sites to ensure use of the images complies with licensing requirements. Different level of restriction apply to different sites.

Creative Commons Licensing
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/

Image Copyright & Licensing
http://www.stockphotorights.com/faq/

Image Rights Explained (Video)
http://youtu.be/OS1SXyZ0BnU


"Free" Image Sites
The few sites listed are a combination of free and royalty free photos & images.
Free = no cost. Some images are in the public domain and some are under the creative commons license.
Royalty free images may cost money, but you don’t need to pay a royalty each time the image is used.

Most sites offer only lower resolution photos, though 4MP+ images aren't uncommon. Typical resolutions of images are listed beside each site.
None of the sites listed here bring up any security alert from TrendMicro Titanium Maximum Security

http://www.morguefile.com/ - 3504x2336

http://freerangestock.com/index.php - register - 2400x1600

http://photoeverywhere.co.uk/ - 2048x1545 - Creative Commons

http://www.dreamstime.com/ - register - 3264x2448 pixels (8 MP)

http://studio7designs.com/ - 2000x1500

http://www.freeimages.co.uk/ - 1600x1200

http://freebigpictures.com/ - 3400x2276

http://www.sxc.hu/ (Stock Exchange) - register - 3072x2048

http://pdphoto.org/ - 1024x768

http://www.flickr.com/commons - 800x522

www.fotopedia.com/ - 1620x1080

http://www.freephotos.com/ - variety of image sizes

http://www.public-domain-photos.com/ - 1024x768

http://www.publicdomainpictures.net/ - 3496x2331

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I would google royalty free images. You can use those. However, check the rules of the site; it might be royalty free for individual use only, not businesses (even not-for-profit).
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