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Royalty-free Photo

Royalty-free Photo

Royalty-free Photo

Creating artwork from royalty-free photos is fun and easy. Once you subscribe to a royalty-free photo provider, like PhotoSpin.com, you can download images, audio clips, illustrations, or fonts to your computer. Once you sign up for a subscription service, you can download as much material as you want--whenever you want it.

Of course, you can't use free images carte blanche. There are a few limitations. For instance, you can't turn around and use the images you download in lewd or sexual contexts that are prohibited under federal decency laws. You're also not allowed to take photos of models and use them for negative commercial purposes. For instance, if you download an old guy with a sour face, you can't slap his likeness on an advertisement for Depends Undergarments with the slogan "look what just happened to me."

Minor Caveats for Using Royalty-Free Photos

In other words, you need to be respectful of your models--or get them to sign a model release form to employ their likenesses in negative ads. In addition, you're not allowed to resell stock photography to third parties without the express written consent of PhotoSpin.com. These minor legal caveats aside, however, you're basically free do whatever you want with your photos.

At PhotoSpin, you can get technical help with graphical software such as Adobe, Quark, and Microsoft PowerPoint, and you can share materials with non-subscribers through the PhotoSpin Lightbox service. All in all, PhotoSpin.com is one of the leading emerging royalty-free photo services on the Internet.