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    More Cheesier Than Ever Cheesehead's Avatar
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    Free Photo Source?
    Just found a site http://www.public-domain-photos.com/ with 5000 public domain photos. Is there a catch here? Been looking for something like this for a while. A nice bunch of quality photos for any use - seems almost too good... My concern is are these photos all really public domain?
    Last edited by Cheesehead; September 23rd, 2008 at 08:13 AM.
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    I tried to download an image on that site and it called the image from another site http://openclipart.org/. However the download failed with a script error.

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    Here's their little insy winsy blurb that was hard to find:
    All cliparts here are public domain. You may use these cliparts for any purpose, including commercial. But if some clipart contains logos and products you need to be careful. Using someone else's trademark commercially can get you sued.
    I am surprised that term was no Term of Use restriction on main page. I just tested but didn't download an image. It worked fine.

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    Best New ABW Member 2007 sfcom's Avatar
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    I found another similar site in the photo credits there. Worth some entertainment value, if nothing else: http://www.pdphoto.org/Copyright.php?lid=5

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    You might want to try the Libray of Congress. Our tax dollars at work
    http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/ammemhome.html
    Or the New York Public Library
    http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/
    Both of these sources will have similar disclaimers. The other possibility is going to a site where there is a very small fee but it offers you a sense of security as the owners of the images are being paid to allow your use.

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    Outsourced Program Manager Bill-MDN's Avatar
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    Try http://www.sxc.hu/ for free photos. This site has been around a long time.

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