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Legal Stock Sites - Photo resources@Supernatural-art @All-Artists @HighQualityArt @Digital-Art-Club @PsychoArtistUnited Hello Hope you are all having a great day. It came to my attention some problems about what sites are legal stock providers and which are straight out thieves. I have made a very extensive research to make sure I'm not making a mistake by declining images with not confirmed sources. Please read very carefully, I will not battle about this later. All this applies to my groups.Sketchy sites with no clear sources statements are not even considered.First please read the basics of © Copyrights terms. -Copyright laws are powerful tools that protect art and artists and can prevent the misuse of set artworks. More about Copyrights ©-Fan art as love is different than fan art for sale. More about fan art ©Using other peoples art is called art theft and is despicable when making money out of it too.Your premium content is illegal, that post is illegal.FAQS:Click on the titles for full journals!:faq157: Permissions: We start with the idea that pretty much everything you use in a creative work that doesn’t come originally from you and that comes from someone else must be used with the permission of the original owner. Stock, even free stock, comes with a license. The license is a real contract.Stealing: Under the law, taking or using someone else’s creative expression is typically “Copyright Infringement,” which is, truthfully, a lot more complicated than just saying something was “stolen.” Copyright infringement is unlawful.:faq306: You must obtain written permission from the proper and legal owner of any work which you wish to use, credit alone does not replace this requirement. Failure to obtain proper permission for the use of works protected under copyright can leave your DeviantArt submission vulnerable to being removed if we receive a claim of infringement against it. Explicit permission is not required when you choose to use valid stock resources. Please check your sources carefully to ensure that they are valid stock and please be certain to obey all rules, terms and conditions which may be attached to that resource. Please note that images found on search engines such as Google are likely not stock images unless explicitly stated otherwise.-->HOW TO SPOT A POSSIBLY STOLEN PHOTOHELPFUL JOURNALS:NOT LEGITIMATE STOCKS AND HOW TO REPORT THEM by @Wesley-Souza DEVIANTART USERS SHARING STOCKS WE DO NOT ACCEPT by @Wesley-Souza This list is updated every month, a few sites we recommend that we know are legal sites and some that are clearly illegal. If you know someone reposting things that dont belong to them, report them! Help us have a clear path for our imaginations to flow!And if you have a legal site we haven´t listed, feel free to leave it in the comments for us to check!Most important issue: Google Is not a stock site, is a search engine that shows you images from all the websites online.This means, You are taking other artists Photography to use as your own.Which is a copyright infringement and illegal.SITES WE RECOMMEND:Unplash.com Dreamstime.com  stock.adobe.com neo-stock.com Stockvault Sxc.hu (only with the written permission of the owner) Renderosity123rf.com fotolia.com Changed to Adobe stocks.freeimages.com (affiliate to istockphoto) pixabay.com (I don´t fully trust this site, so I always do a google image search and often find the right owners then) They are now reposting photos from Unsplashfreestock.ca Shutterstock.com istockphoto.com photobash.orgflickr (Flickr has a search engine like Google (not a valid source), that has all types of images in one place for you to find, BUT according to all sites i read, you can use the advanced search on the site to look up relevant Creative Commons-licensed photos and artwork. Be careful when using CC-licensed images to ensure that you follow the terms of the license completely.)MorgueFile DepositphotosCGTextures.comUnplash.commediamilitia.comstocksnap.io creativemarket.com freepik.com (is too good to be true for me, be careful when using, make sure to do a image reverse search)STOCKS WE DO NOT ACCEPT:Public domain doesnt always mean free to use and we don´t agree with any site who re-shares photos of other websites as Public domain just because they are on the internet. I understand what Public domain means, it doesn´t mean I approve it in My groups.What the other groups policy is, I DON'T CARE nor will change anything here. So if you don't like it, feel free to leave the groups listed above.Celebrities photosAre not stocks. I know they are public domain most of the time, but we will not accept them.PNG sitesAre the biggest thieves among us, they are all the same most likely managed by the same people (I found most are created in asia or india) I use the site whois.net to track owners and report them to their Hosting sites.I find my own stocks there more often than not, we will not be accepting any of those sites, please take a look a our list gathered by several deviants around DA for guide if you are unsure. Most sites offering stocks like this, are illegal sources, the better the stock looks, the more likely is its cropped from another art or stolen form other stockers like me.Screenshotsof other peoples photos that are not stocks.of games are not stocks.They are not there to be used by us as we wish, its still someone else´s Artwork.3D showrooms of productsVR or Virtual photos made with 3D showrooms (cars, phones, places) are not stocks. They are literally a product museum.3D Game programsUnless they specify in the terms of use, these are not stocks and can not be taking out of the game or website as you wish.Nor can they be used to make a 3D mash up or manipulation as your own, unless you have the license to do so (usually environments platforms/renders allow them to be used outside the site). Game characters screenshoted from games are Not stocks.Source film maker doesn't seem to be for art, just animations according to their terms https://www.sourcefilmmaker.com/faq/PhotobucketPhoenixrisingstockGfxspot and the similar onesGoogleFacebookTumblrTaringamrg.bzbrushlovers.comimageshack.commodel-kartei.de. clipart-library.com publicdomainpictures.netsrv1.jpg.co.ilvipad.frblogspot.comModel Mayhemwikimedia.orgshop.scrapbookgraphics.comRenders of any type or siteAny wallpapers site.rgbstock.compngall.comLenagold.ruGettyimagespngmart.compngimg.comkindpng.com pluspng.comoscraps. comkisspng.comstickpng.compngtree.compngkey.comcasimages.com  doublemesh.com imageafter.compublic domain recopilators. webdesignerlab.comSnipstock (they admit they use public domain images and they dont credit)Visualhunt.com (It is a compilation of other sites like Pixabay and Unsplash without crediting any owner of the photos.) designe-r.in.ua (recopilates DA stocks)  pixelstains.net  AmonStock deviantart (crops pixabay stocks.)roblox.com picsart.com twenty20.com piqsels.com pngguru.com  archive.org ,The Art Theft DiscussionJuly 7, 2015Art Theft The Art Theft Discussion
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The Illusion Witch Cover
Nitocris - Fate/Grand Order
[OC]Zakai Chinese New Year 2021
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How I detect possibly stolen stocks- Legal Stock Sites - Photo resources - Non legitimate stocks and how to report them- DA users we do not trustI get his questions a lot when I decline a work with a stocker I do not trust. There is however a list of those here and I also have my own as they come along.Hope this can help you too.Help us have a clear path for our imaginations to flow!The tips below doest Not mean ALL those users with similar characteristics are illegal stockers. Its up to You to determine it. Most important issue:Google Is not a stock site, is a search engine that shows you images from all the websites online.This means, You are taking other artists Photography to use as your own.Which is a copyright infringement and illegal. More about Copyrights © Public domain crops of pixabay.You may use the stocks from the stock site, you should not re-share it as a stock is My personal opinion which applies to all my groups. You are taking away the traffic and work from that user. (traffic on some sites generates them profit to which they can continue to share their stocks with us)Even if its a public domain site, doesn't mean you should abuse it. Use the original site, help the stocker grow!HOW TO SPOT THEM:I´ve been on da for over 10 years and have found ways to determine and or directly not trust some type of users: 1 - The file size is too small, even pixelated. A image lower than 900px, often these are the size google images search will provide, if the image was taken by a camera, the minimum resolution is always 1500px and above. 2 - Check for Copyright Data. In a DA submission, at the bottom where the file Information is, there is always the Camera used, the settings and sometimes the program used to edit. (this seems unavailable in Eclipse) You can do it manually or via a website,,, http://metapicz.com   www.Google.com Images page click the little camera icon in the search bar. http://saucenao.com  https://tineye.com 4 - There is just One photo of the subject: Which could have been added more variation and angels if it was actually shot by the user. Granted, some dont take it even if its their own, but to is worth to take a note. 5- That One photo seems too smooth and perfect:In comparison to their other photos on their gallery. If it was a small image like google usually provides, using the smoothing tool to remove pixelated or noise that comes from google images to make it look HD when in reality it was Not and then resize to fit the criteria.A real photo usually contains a little grain or noise.6- Their gallery seems too random:There are 3D CG files with photos that dont really match the same quality or sizing. Some are too HD and others very pixelated. The typical moon and cat cropps just makes me skip them entirely. If you see CG figures of real animes or movies that are clearly painted, it was cropped, its illegal, move on.Granted sometimes users like to share a variety of files, that doesnt mean its stolen unless its painted.7- Its just so perfect.If the photo looks so perfectly shot, camera, lens, lighting, clearly profesional, then its 99% fact its stolen, could be a real stock but I would avoid it since those photographers can track down their photos and you are in for trouble if used commercially or otherwise.8- Do a same wording google search:If you see the same file posted in billion other one sites, ABORT AVOID. You have no idea where that file came from.NOTE: PNG sitesAre the biggest thieves among us, they are all the same most likely managed by the same people (I found most are created in asia or india) I use the site whois.net to track owners and report them to their Hosting sites.I find my own stocks there more often than not, we will not be accepting any of those sites, please take a look a our list gathered by several deviants around DA for guide if you are unsure.Most sites offering stocks like this, are illegal sources, the better the stock looks, the more likely is its cropped from another art or stolen form other stockers like me. 9- If in doubt, don’t use it. Most photographers do Not share their photos as stocks, because it IS their Art. Dont risk it, To protect their livelihood, copyright owners often actively monitor for cases of unauthorized use of their work. https://www.pixsy.com/academy/image-user/verify-image-source-copyright-owner/WHAT IF MY OWN STOCKS ARE LEGAL BUT HAVE ALL THE THINGS ABOVE?Then its up to the artists to determine how to proceed, this is just how I have found stolen or cropped files here, doest Not mean ALL those users with similar characteristics are thieves. Unfortunately once cropped is very hard to find your own photos here, so...LETS HELP US, TO HELP US and avoid using ¨stocks¨ with unsure backgrounds. Do you have any tips on how You spot them?
Characters - Portraits - Designs in general
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Genisis by SUOMAR
Apollyon by runandwine
Spring by NelEilis
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Characters - Portraits - Designs in general 2
pretty boy by riki444
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Ancient Chinese Town by NANAsodium
Lockdown Challenge II - A moment of Madness
Psychotic episode by alienorb
Lockdown Challenge III - Your Dream
Dreamers by jasminira
Digital Artworks, Paintings, Pixel,etc. 2
Digital Artworks, Paintings, Pixel,etc. 3
let the sunshine in by R9A
Digital Artworks, Paintings, Pixel,etc. 4
The fast attack of the samurai by mr0spot
Digital Artworks, Paintings, Pixel,etc. 5
spring moth by vinehajstra
Digital Artworks, Paintings, Pixel,etc. 6
adopter: candy corn -closed!- by waifupanda
Digital Artworks, Paintings, Pixel,etc. 7
Supergirl by workinsane
Digital Artworks, Paintings, Pixel,etc 8
Desert Base by WolfgangLeBlanc
Digital Artworks, Paintings, Pixel,etc 9
Zombie Rat King by Silinde-Ar-Feiniel
Digital Artworks, Paintings, Pixel,etc 10
Love-Me-Chain!! by Mo0n13aby
Digital Artworks, Paintings, Pixel,etc 11
Summer by Sticklet
Digital Artworks, Paintings, Pixel,etc 12
Slayer Jinx by ZAKUGA
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Saiki by ZoomSix
Digital Artworks, Paintings, Pixel,etc. 14
Burned to the ground by EpicLoop
Digital Artworks, Paintings, Pixel,etc. 15
Snegurochka by petiteantoinette
Digital Artworks, Paintings, Pixel,etc. 16
No, the moon by leojamesarts
Digital Artworks, Paintings, Pixel,etc. 17
[OC] Watch Duty by 2blee
Digital Artworks, Paintings, Pixel,etc. 18
Starpiercer's Flag (Jerde version) by HorsesPlease
Digital Artworks, Paintings, Pixel,etc. 19
Invocation Day by Xarcahn
Digital Paintings 20
Owl Song - Fanart by BethellisHeavelyn
Full Digital Paintings 21
Cursed Pirate - Sea of Deceit by emmagucci
Photomanipulation
-Slow fall to Freedom- by Acerbical
Creepy Halloween contest 2018
Mask of an assassin by DamienDed

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Welcome! have fun and dont forget to read our Submission rules
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How to join? I can't see the join button
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:wave: are you using your phone?
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