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I'm really confused... I need to search for Royalty Free images only. Shutterstock, mainly.
All searches come up with Shutterstock saying "we've got millions of RF images! Yay we're so awesome!"
Does that mean that all images are royalty free? Even the licensing page tells nothing about it, but does offer an extended license, which makes me think maybe it's not royalty free?
..iStock too actually
shutterstock is all royalty free
Actually Shutterstock has quite a few images available for editorial use only. Which sucks!
I think iStock is too. It's only the crazy expensive sites that try to get you to submit for various licenses.
How photographers (and companies) have managed to get those kinds of prices is beyond me. Last time I quoted one, I could have flown to Monaco, rented a helicopter and took my own pics for far less.
Lady and Gents...be very careful with these stock photography companies. Read their license agreement very carefully. The amount of lawsuits from these stock photography companies are growing exponentially each and every year for violations of their license agreement. They change and or modify their license agreement at least twice a year.
I guess that you get what you pay for.
- These lawsuits are considered a revenue stream for stock photo companies.organicgrid
- those lawsuits are against people using the images without a license. "but I thought it was free! i found it on the googles"Gnash
- Do you work for Shutterstock?organicgrid
actually shutterstock has a lot of photos of events and celebrities for journalists that aren't RF. it'll tell you when you go to check out if it is or not, as well as on the image's page. there should also be a search checkbox somewhere that you can check to deliver only RF results