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Title: Pixabay copyright free photos
Post by: Zilpa on April 30, 2015, 07:19:35 AM
Hi all, I have just found this site where you can use the photo without acknowledgement. I is a pretty good site check it out.

http://pixabay.com/ (http://pixabay.com/)
Title: Re: Pixabay copyright free photos
Post by: NHC50 on April 30, 2015, 10:08:23 AM
Not bad Zilpa. Thanks for sharing. We can never get enough pictures.

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: Pixabay copyright free photos
Post by: Val on April 30, 2015, 10:15:12 AM
Will go have a boo!  Thanks Zilpa.  :clap:
Title: Re: Pixabay copyright free photos
Post by: BeaSue on April 30, 2015, 11:45:17 AM
Thanks, Zilpa. there are some nice ones there.
Title: Re: Pixabay copyright free photos
Post by: Sherri on April 30, 2015, 12:43:01 PM
Thanks Zilpa - I looked at the site and can't wait to use some of the pics!!

Sherri
Title: Re: Pixabay copyright free photos
Post by: Zilpa on April 30, 2015, 04:05:17 PM
Glad to help. :flowers:
Title: Re: Pixabay copyright free photos
Post by: Annie. on April 30, 2015, 06:10:15 PM
Sounds good, but worth reading the small print.  There are exceptions, like live models.   

Also found this disclaimer:
Pixabay cannot be held responsible for any copyright violations, and cannot guarantee the legality of the Images stored in its system. If You want to make sure, always contact the photographers. You use the site and the photos at your own risk!

and:
Furthermore, certain Images may be subject to additional copyrights, property rights, trademarks etc. and may require the consent of a third party or the license of these rights. Pixabay does not represent or make any warranties that it owns or licenses any of the mentioned, nor does it grant them. It's your and the Image uploader's responsibility to make sure that all the necessary rights, consents and licenses for the use of the Images are provided.

I know... I tend to be over careful.
Title: Re: Pixabay copyright free photos
Post by: May lynn on May 01, 2015, 12:20:54 AM


I've check out Pixabay as I heard Nolan mention it while he was

painting the 'Ladybird/Ladybug and Day lily' classes released recently.

In the passed couple of years I have been using Morgue file and Paint my Photo,

but, I will add this site to my list.   There are some fantastic photographers on the web.

I like to give a Great BIGGGG Shout out to them;  Thank You, for sharing!!!!!!!!

May lynn
Title: Re: Pixabay copyright free photos
Post by: Zilpa on May 01, 2015, 05:23:14 AM
Well all I can say is if in doubt, take your own photos. The trick is if you are going to use a paint from a photo you get online, make sure it is a photo from a public place which anyone could have taken and don't make it identical. Using photos with people in it has always been a problem, especially if they are well known people. I don't even touch them. If I do use people in my paintings that I am not sure of I make sure they are unrecognizable.
Title: Re: Pixabay copyright free photos
Post by: Annie. on May 01, 2015, 11:22:54 AM
Indeed, very nice photos Zilpa.  PMP also have restrictions and disclaimers.

Thanks Zilpa  :flowers: