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Old 11-10-2008, 05:55 PM
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Question What do you guys think of buy photos?

Well, I'm planning to launch a free wordpress themes site. Now I'm busy with making themes. However, I have a problem with the resources, I mean the pictures.

I found that it's very hard to get good copylefted pictures, that makes me annoyed. Anyway, expense is still considerable.

As my themes will be offered for free, I'm not going to spend too much money. I checked the layered PSDs, oh my god, I don't think I could afford that. So there's only one choice for me - copyrighted photos.

And now it's the problem:

I check some sites that sell photos online, such as
vizero.com
photostockplus.com
shutterpoint.com

I found that some of the photos are very good, but the price is pretty expensive. Meanwhile, an account for a period of time is much more cheaper, but I'm afraid it's not that worthy if there's only a fraction of good pictures.

What do you guys think of this? Is there another choice which is evne better? Or could you tell me some good sites for selling copyrighted photos?

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Old 11-11-2008, 08:03 PM
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if you want somthing cheap the only method is to do it yourself, or pay a experienced person, via devientart a fixed sum for a bulk of little art bits, comprising of similar designs

Downloading pirated vectors and other stock pics and photos is not recommened

as a little not known fact is almost all are Tagged using a software package an example is one i used many years ago called icemark

not sure if its still around but there is a similar program out there, what it does it attaches a tiny file inside the image, gif or other aspects in 3 layers etc, it is usually a simple barcode

so if someone suspects a picture, all took elements from there copyrighted work, and dont think you paid for it, they can put it thru the programs element descrambler, and if they pick up the barcode, your caught

for any serious work, most of the costs are resonable
 
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Old 11-12-2008, 01:46 AM
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Well, you taught me an important lesson. Never heard before that there's programs like this.

Anyway, I agree that it's quite risky to use pirated resources. This won't be one of my options, I'd rather pay for what I need.
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Old 11-12-2008, 05:47 AM
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It will be great if you published a unique, fresh and new self-designed themes?
(You can always check other themes online and used them as your resources)
 
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