Looking for free photos for your ebook cover?
Finding photos without the hassle of restrictions or license use can be difficult and sometimes frightening with the way Getty Photos is going after people (click this link to read this great article by John and find out more on the whole Getty Photo suing thing).
I still search online to see what is available, it’s not as if I can’t afford to pay a dollar or two for the stock photos, but the cheap ones are so over used it can be worthless, so imagine my surprise when I found this freeuse flicker group that allows you to use their images without restriction.
There are no hidden fees, or rules, and you don’t need to provide a by-line at all if you don’t want to. The photos can be used for personal or commercial use and can be modified to do what you want them to do. I took the photo above and used it to create a sample ebook cover. I used several products to get the end result, and I thik it turned out quite nice.
I just wanted to share this with others who might be looking for photos to help their projects. Feel free to leave a comment.