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Journal Entry: Tue Feb 24, 2015, 5:32 AM


  :iconsupernatural-art: :iconpsychoartistunited: :iconhighqualityart: :iconall-artists: 

 Hello :wave:
Hope you are all having a great day. It came to my attention some problems about what sites are legal stock providers and witch ones are not.
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. 
Sketchy sites with a lot of cropped images are not accepted.
 
Thanks to Wesley-Souza for this:
 



:gallery: So here a list of a few that we recommend:

:bulletblue: Dreamstime 
:bulletblue: stock.adobe.com
:bulletblue: Photoexpress 
:bulletblue: Stockvault 
:bulletblue: Sxc.hu (only with the written permission of the owner)
:bulletblue: Istockphoto 
:bulletblue: Renderosity
:bulletblue:123rf.com
:bulletblue: fotolia.com
:bulletblue: freeimages.com 
:bulletblue: pixabay.com
:bulletblue: freestock.ca
:bulletblue: Shutterstock.com
:bulletblue: Gettyimages
:bulletblue: istockphoto
:bulletblue: flickr
:bulletblue:  MorgueFile 
:bulletblue:  Depositphotos
:bulletblue: CGTextures.com
:bulletblue: Unplash.com
:bulletblue:  mediamilitia.com
:bulletblue: stocksnap

Now about this site that is given me headache each time. 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. So from now one, the images i declined that has the CC licensed confirmed feel free to resubmit, the rest will be declined so don't even bother.

About Nasa I’m well aware of the rules they have, this is a personal choice, I dont want amazing photos to be manipulated or changed, they should have a museum for those photos, not to be used by us. If you dont like it, dont buy it.

SXC.HU stocks are now forbidden Unless you get the permission from the owner. This is their new rule too.


:police: Sites that are NOT confirmed nor will i accept:
:bulletred: Photobucket
:bulletred: Gfxspot and the similar ones
:bulletred: NASA
:bulletred: Google
:bulletred: Facebook
:bulletred: Tumblr
:bulletred: Taringa
:bulletred: mrg.bz
:bulletred: brushlovers.com
:bulletred: imageshack.com
:bulletred: model-kartei.de.
:bulletred: publicdomainpictures.net
:bulletred: srv1.jpg.co.il
:bulletred: vipad.fr
:bulletred: blogspot.com
:bulletred: Model Mayhem
:bulletred: wikimedia.org
:bulletred: shop.scrapbookgraphics.com/
:bulletred: Renders of any type or site
:bulletred: Any wallpapers site.
:bulletred: rgbstock.com
:bulletred: pngall.com
:bulletred: Lenagold.ru
:bulletred:  pngmart.com
:bulletred: pngimg.com
:bulletred: pluspng.com
 :bulletred: oscraps. com
:bulletred: kisspng.com
:bulletred: Snipstock (they admit they use public domain images and they dont credit)
:bulletred: Visualhunt . com It is a compilation of other sites like Pixabay and Unsplash without crediting any owner of the photos.

As always i recommend using DeviantArt resources gallery following each rules. So here its all you need to know to avoid problems 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 this groups.

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:iconrocheleheart10:
rocheleheart10 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
ok  
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:iconflamedragon44:
Flamedragon44 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
I used photos that are screenshots, for example, but are online. So screenshots that are shared online don’t count, do they?
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:iconstarscoldnight:
StarsColdNight Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
:wave: screenshots of stocks? 
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:iconflamedragon44:
Flamedragon44 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
No, of like from shows but there is no stock for it.
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:iconstarscoldnight:
StarsColdNight Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
screenshots of other peoples photos that are not stocks, is agains copyrights, they are not there to be used by us as we wish, only stocks or public domain specified photos are ok to use by us :aww:
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:iconrocheleheart10:
rocheleheart10 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
im in quilty art  is  one  group enough  or do we have  to be  all groups  
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:iconflamedragon44:
Flamedragon44 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you for the clarification :)
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:iconstephaniesmall:
StephanieSmall Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2018
This is just handy! Thank you I will have to look into these. I don't use stock that often....but you never know when you need something!!
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:iconpsddude:
PsdDude Featured By Owner Edited Oct 10, 2017
Please add Textures4Photoshop to your list of legal safe sites. Thank you!
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:iconkibblywibbly:
Kibblywibbly Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2017
I think iwth Wikimedia and pixabay sometimes photos have been uploaded by others who do not own them or the pictures depict something which is copyrighted within the image....therefore the free for commercial use is/cannot be true.  So always worth maybe a google image reverse search to see if photo actually comes from anywhere else with some of these......
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:iconsirenabonita:
sirenabonita Featured By Owner May 1, 2017
This is incredibly helpful ( and i know how much work and research it took you to creat it! )  Many Thanks!
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:iconshades-of-art:
shades-of-art Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
after being declined , right or wrong well i leave it in between.
made a backtrace with with tineye.
se this for a result.
www.tineye.com/search/05486210…
in my opinion its legit 
Thanks for reading  
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:iconhotaruthodt:
HotaruThodt Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2015   Digital Artist
Is CGTextures.com allowed? : )
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:iconstarscoldnight:
StarsColdNight Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
:wave: yes of course! sorry the late reply :hug:
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:iconrocheleheart10:
rocheleheart10 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
hi  stars  is being  in  quility  art  good  enough to try this  contest  
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:iconhotaruthodt:
HotaruThodt Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015   Digital Artist
It's fine. I'm just glad you got back to me before I started work on my contest entry. :huggle:
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:iconadrianamusettidavila:
adrianamusettidavila Featured By Owner Edited Oct 6, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
En la lista de los sitios permitidos no figura Depositphotos...eso está correcto?
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:iconstarscoldnight:
StarsColdNight Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
:wave: gracias por hacérmelo saber, pensé que lo había puesto :) esta permitido
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:iconadrianamusettidavila:
adrianamusettidavila Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
ok!! :) (Smile) 
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:icon4ladylilian:
4LadyLilian Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015
I recently spent a lot of time in the hospital very ill
I had time to look at the net
I saw a lot of space and I watched in shock
There were photos of the author signing
someone in turn It adds a few minor things and here DA they tell their own and sell
ready images and stock photos, and cotout png,  everything everything
There are sites which say you that a thief!
but be sure it is?
it maybe backwards also true!
here DA many stock photo bad quality pixel defects
and to see two images assembled
HONORABLE  EXCEPTIONS PEOPLE!!
There are many people who are not DA,  but you they make work! And stealing from them?
I have many many tutorial see and learn and learn
photoshop photosuite, paintshop, photofiltre and poser!
There is the poser: I know that the same images purchase
and I also! :) 
I learned many things, and I to use
for example: photoshop paint     manipulator
or frame maker, etc. about which no idea I had no
If you a similar I maker picture then I also thief?  in turn I only inspired
Of course there are thieves I also see
and I'm sorry Katarina ( MoonZaphire )  the other artwork maker
you whom the stolen picture sells for example: Ebay
disgusting!
I wanted so much to say
I do not want trouble problem anyone but I had to tell
Thieves have always been and will be
against this not possible not be stopped!! 

may  hate me but this the truth!! 
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:icondamselstock:
DamselStock Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
DollarPhotoClub.com is legal, but Pixabay.com is iffy. I have found hundreds of stolen stocks on that site, many come from DeviantArt, Flickr, and professional sites.
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:icongloriagypsy:
gloriagypsy Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2015  Professional General Artist
I don't understand why Wikimedia is banned. They have specific licenses for each image and specifically listed public domain.
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:iconandaelentari:
Andaelentari Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I didn't know about that one either :confused:
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:icongloriagypsy:
gloriagypsy Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2015  Professional General Artist
I use stock from there sometimes, and I always make sure to read the usage rights before doing so. So I am curious about it being on this list.
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:iconandaelentari:
Andaelentari Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
same :nod:
though it seems maybe a few of the sites are more her personal choice than actual ripping? :confused:
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:icongloriagypsy:
gloriagypsy Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015  Professional General Artist
Yes, probably.
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:iconnudagimo:
nudagimo Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much my dear for this information. It will help a lot! :hug:
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:iconenchanted-red-rose:
Enchanted-Red-Rose Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for this informative list.  It is a great help.  I mostly use the wonderful resources and stock from deviantart  anyway.  :) (Smile) 
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:iconstarscoldnight:
StarsColdNight Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
:wave: awesome! but be care for, there are a few among them that crop from google or other artists too :hmm:
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:iconenchanted-red-rose:
Enchanted-Red-Rose Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you.  I will be careful.  Hug 
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:iconandaelentari:
Andaelentari Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that sucks about MediaMilitia and wikimedia :(.  Thanks for the info; definitely avoiding those sites now.
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:iconfurorart:
FurorArt Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015   Digital Artist
I dont understand why not mediamilitia.deviantart.com/ - they resources are legit
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:iconandaelentari:
Andaelentari Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was confused too :(
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:iconferelwing:
Ferelwing Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
NASA is public domain everything posted on there was paid for by public funds.
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:iconaeirmid:
Aeirmid Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015   Digital Artist
Remember that, while we have the ability to decide what will and will not go into our groups, DA and only DA can decide what is "legal" for DA. ;) Also, you forgot depositphoto!
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:iconstarsinmyteacup:
starsinmyteacup Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Professional General Artist
I think your bit about NASA is really dumb. Honestly, NASA is public domain. On their wbesite it says public domain. To be used by anyone for any reason, personal or commercial. Your issue w/ it is purely *personal*, not legal and shouldn't be a rule at all. I can understand your reasoning but when you have these rules up for valid, legal reasons (like y'know, protecting artists from art theft), but with NASA, it's not protecting anyone. It's just your preference, not an actual issue of artistic integrity. 
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:icondani-owergoor:
Dani-Owergoor Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can I add to my recent journal about this subject?
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:iconstarscoldnight:
StarsColdNight Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
:w00t: yes you can! :hug:
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:icondani-owergoor:
Dani-Owergoor Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I did!
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:iconragemoon:
Ragemoon Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Good stuff to know. Thank you for sharing.
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