Some copyright free picture sites host images that were taken mostly from antique or rare books. An example is fromoldbooks.org where you can find high resolution, free images, scanned from antique books. Another hub for these types of pics is karenswhimsy.com. These images are often highly ornate, intricate drawings or watercolors. They'll work for some niches, but if you have a more modern market, you'll want to search elsewhere.
Another copyright issue comes up when using images of people. Sites like republicdomain.com offer copyright free pictures, but no model releases. Always make sure you can locate a model release when using a picture of a person, unless the photo was taken at an angle that completely prevents the identification of the individual.
Copyright free pictures often are as high-quality as the professional stock pictures you'd pay through the nose for as far (as far as commercial use goes). A little research will uncover hundreds of free-photo sites -- perfect for your online or offline business ventures!
Lisa Rae Preston invites you to download your free copy of the Ultimate Public Domain Sourcebook - more than 300 pages of sources for all things public domain, including books, software, comics, radio shows, graphics and videos! http://www.pdsourcebook.com
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