Post # 1
I am so frustrated, it seems people can download ANYTHING from the www today and I cant get one picture for the from of my program without it saying istockphoto across the front.
How do people get these all the time?? Where can I find a great image and not have to pay 50+ dollars for it? And why are they so expensive??
Am I missing something??? I posted below the pic that i want.
Post # 3
Well any image that you reproduce and you are not a creator of, you have to pay for. Especially, the ones that you find online. There is rights that protect artists and their art work. Istock is actually the cheapest source of decant design work for general public. You can buy few credits for about $15.00 which is a pretty good deal if you found there what you are looking for. If you hired a designer or illlustrator to do something similar for you it would take them at least an hour to do and they charge minimum $45.00 an hour for freelance work.
I hope that helps.
I would just pay on istock and in less than 8min you’ll have your image.
Post # 4
Istock is only $18 for 12 credits – that should get you what you want.
Post # 5
Ok…now I know I’m not being very moral here but I think that as long as you’re not using it for commercial purposes its fine. If you find a friend that knows how to use photoshop, or even if you are very careful on microsoft paint, you should be able to take care of it.
Post # 6
I would strongly advocate only using media legally.
Post # 7
You have to pay for it because that is how the artist makes money and is able to keep producing work like this. If you don’t pay for it, what incentive do they have to make any more art? Or, worse, they might INCREASE prices in the future if they find a lot of people pirating (yes, that’s what it is) their work, in order to compensate for lost revenue. So, just pay the $20. Just because you can download/view/print something from the internet doesn’t mean it’s scott free, or should be.
Post # 8
istockphoto.com is the best choice (I’m a professonal designer…and I sell stock on that site, too)!
Post # 9
As far as moral issues, I must say, while yes if someone else did work and you are making money from it I think that is wrong. But I don’t see how someone is hurt by this woman printing some wedding programs. To the bride, if you have moral issues, just ask someone to try to reproduce something similar.
Post # 10
uhm. people pay to have wedding logos designed all the time. that’s like saying you don’t see how someone is hurt if a bride breaks into a floral shop and steals all the flowers for a weekend and then brings them back the monday after her wedding.
the artist could very easily sue you, and i’m pretty sure that would put a bit of a damper on your wedding.
Post # 11
i agree, op should pay for it, or draw something herself. although she isnt making money off of it, it it still copywrited art. and people not paying for rights hurts the artists who make a living off of designing art.
if you edit out the copywrite mark and try printing at a public printer like kinkos, they may recognize that it is copyrighted and ask for proof that you were given rights to it before they print it for you. it would not be fun to design the program and not be able to print them.
Post # 12
This is completely not helpful at all but that is a really cute image!
Post # 13
Geesh, how did I know this would turn into a moral issue. I am not saying I dont want to pay for it I just dont want to pay 80+ dollars for a yearly subscription when i only need ONE photo.
I cant imagine that every single person on this entire weddingbee site, never grabbed an image and stuck it to something whether it be an email, evite or program.
If I had more than 5 days until my wedding and planned a program before now i might have someone recreate this for me. I just know that the internet is flooded with free things for everyones use.
I am sorry that I offended people but I am just in search of a sweet image for the front of my program and if i knew how to use photoshop myself, i would.
Thank you for the info. Congrats on all of your weddings, mine is this Sat. and I cant wait!!!!!
@[email protected] thanks, it is cute huh?!
Post # 14
I know my Fiance does web work and purchases photos on Istock without having a subscription. I know for a fact that you can purchase that one photo on Istock without a subscription.
My Fiance also said that depositphotos.com is another less expensive option compared to Istock.com.
I think that if you really want a good quality image, you will need to pay some money for it, but since I am sure it doesn’t need to be a large photo, it shouldn’t be very expensive.
Have you found that exact photo on Istock and priced it?
Post # 15
I think as another poster had already said, with Istock, as with most stock websites, you can buy them individually, just buy around say, 12-18 credits or whatever you need and that will buy the photo without you paying for a sub.
Post # 16
I found the photo on istock.com and this is the link
It is only 14 credits which is only $14. I think if this is really the photo you want, you are probably going to have to pay for it.