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Stock photography and Google images

mfinneymfinney Posts: 13Member
Anyone have any issues with using stock photography or images pulled of google? I want to pull a picture of a galaxy off google. I'm going to heavily alter in in photoshop. Just worried about Copy writes and such. Anyone have any advice/ concerns about doing this?



  • scitunesscitunes Posts: 4,047Member, Sous Chef
    Whoever took the photo owns the copyright. If they do not expressly say that you can use it you need to be careful. I have heard people say that if you change more than 30% (or maybe I have it backwards) then you can use it. You would probably be better off finding a comparable image at istockphoto or (much cheaper so I always look there first) so you can be sure it is legal.
  • MotherHooseMotherHoose Posts: 2,456Member
    well... if it is a photo of a galaxy...chances are it was taken from the Hubble...

    and that is NASA... and NASA photos are Public Domain...

    why go to google?... go to the source:

    gotta be one in there you want or can alter to your vision...

  • mfinneymfinney Posts: 13Member
    Thanks for the link MH!
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