Picture for free?

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  1. WellSpentYouth

    WellSpentYouth Well-Known Member

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    I was wondering if their is a source for free, uncopywritten pictures that I could use for my app. I would like a picture of somebody screaming for my loading screen, but anything including a source, picture, or even a program like paint to draw (for mac) in would be appreciated (bad wording). Thank you!
     
  2. Kamazar

    Kamazar Well-Known Member

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    To avoid any copyright trouble, I suggest you go to a royalty-free photo site and actually pay for the rights. It's the only way you'll be safe for sure, and the pics are usually really high quality.

    Or perhaps you could get someone you know to scream and take a pic.
     
  3. WellSpentYouth

    WellSpentYouth Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for your time! So their is no site that gives free pics?
     
  4. Paulio

    Paulio Well-Known Member

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    what's the app about? (random off topic question I know, but what the hell)
     
  5. jakooistra

    jakooistra Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I always hear about you making a spash screen or a menu, or savestate, but never any info about your actual game. :(


    a friend of mine once did this to me for years. He kept coming up with gameplay and plot ideas, but never told anyone about them. At one point in 2006, he made a logo for the game, and it looked like it was in a dark room with a spotlight on the logo - very dramatic. It had the number "2007" in big white letters at the bottom - it looked like a movie poster.

    I bugged him about it forever, and by about December of 2007, I told him he really needed to get some work done - so he updated my poster with a "2008" number on it!

    It is now 2009. I guess it's time for a new poster. :p


    Don't be that guy!
     
  6. butters

    butters Well-Known Member

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    Using CC Stuff is great, but he has to look out under which CC-License a picture was released and then must not forget to give credit to the original artist.
     
  7. WellSpentYouth

    WellSpentYouth Well-Known Member

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    The app is going to be an entertainment, for fun app. It is not a game. It is my first app the I'll release, so I am still learning a lot! I will probably release a video in a month, so that will have a lot more information in it. Stay tuned!
     
  8. stitchemwords

    stitchemwords Well-Known Member

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    have you tried image stock exchange? www.sxc.hu
     
  9. WellSpentYouth

    WellSpentYouth Well-Known Member

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    YYYYYYYEEEEEEEESSSSSSSS!!!!! Thank you!! Are those pictures copy written? If not, you are amazing!! Thank you so much!
     
  10. Thorero

    Thorero Well-Known Member

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    All the images on SXC.hu have their own copyright agreements, it's best to read through them before using them. Upon saying that, there are a lot of images I've used from there where I didn't have to credit anyone.
     
  11. WellSpentYouth

    WellSpentYouth Well-Known Member

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    #13 WellSpentYouth, Feb 27, 2009
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  12. WellSpentYouth

    WellSpentYouth Well-Known Member

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    well, there appears to be two things.

    The first is that you get charged credits to download the image. the larger the image the more credits. Assuming you need the smallest image then that would be 1 credit. A dollar.

    Then there is the license. If you include it in an electronic product for resale then you break the license. I'm not a lawyer and didn't even read the contract very carefully but it looked to me like inclusion in free products was fine, but you need to be sure of that yourself. The license for unlimited electronic resale was 75 credits ($75).
     
  14. WellSpentYouth

    WellSpentYouth Well-Known Member

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    $75 for that pic? Retarded. Thank you for the reply! I'll just hire my artist again :( Hopefully less expensive. Thank you!
     
  15. Kamazar

    Kamazar Well-Known Member

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    life: 'tis rarely fair. maybe your app with hit #1 and $75 will be chump change to you :D
     
  16. WellSpentYouth

    WellSpentYouth Well-Known Member

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    Great idea! 1st sounds like a good position :p It is only a simple (my first one to be released. I might not release it) sound app with a few animations, so nothing special. I am very young, so this is just for school. My dad got me a macbook aluminum, a few books, and he's going to pay the $99, so I don't have any lack of funds. I am doing this as a project, but some cash would be nice bonus!!!
     

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