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January 18, 2006

Finding good stock images for your web site or blog.

Garr Reynold's Presentation Zen has up a good list of low or no cost stock images for use at your micro-ISV's web site or blog; my free favorite source is Yahoo Flickr Creative Commons Pool (869,989  images and counting).

There are several different levels of CC licensing. The right one for this kind of usage is the Attribution License. It lets you use specific images posted at Flickr in any way shape or form you want so long as you provide attribution (a link) as to where you got it.

Although I haven't used it myself, Garr recommends iStockPhoto.com, for low cost royalty free images, and I plan to tap this source extensively in an upcoming makeover of my micro-ISV's site. I especially like the use of AJAX to let you both see a page of images but be able to get a closer look at any one image instantly.


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I've used Dreamstime -- http://www.dreamstime.com. Nice photos, inexpensive.

I'm not affiliated with them in any way, just a fairly new customer of theirs.

Thanks, Bob, great information. Your own entertaining use of images on your blog is a nice feature.

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