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« on: January 28, 2007 03:36:30 AM »

I've just spent a great deal of time looking through the ATC board (yes, again Wink) and I'm seeing tons of images that are just wonderful for ATCs. I dont have a clue where to even find them. I've done google image searches but that's taking too long. Are there books out there that you find them in? Certain websites? There's gotta be a secret that I dont know about!

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preg_replace('/(.{19})/', '$1 ', 'www.doverpublications.com')
preg_replace('/(.{19})/', '$1 ', 'www.fromoldbooks.org')
www.gimp-savvy.com/PHOTO-ARCHIVE    (this site includes awsome NASA images)
www.imageafter.com/    (includes textures)
www.morguefile.com/    (photographs)
www.art-e-zine.co.uk/vintageresources     (vintage images)
preg_replace('/(.{19})/', '$1 ', 'www.freestockphotos.com')/
preg_replace('/(.{19})/', '$1 ', 'www.commons.wikimedia.org')/wiki/Category:Public_domain
www.sxc.hu/index.phtml%22 - photo art and ideas
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/activityCenterHome?lc=en&cc=us&jumpid=re_R602_mktg/hpcom/ipg/ac - HP Activity Centre (printer)
www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/LearnCreate/lcHome.jsp?BV_UseBVCookie=yes - Epson Learn & Create (printer)
preg_replace('/(.{19})/', '$1 ', 'www.karenswhimsy.com')/public-domain-images/
www.nasa.gov/multimedia/highlights/index.html - space
www.ars.usda.gov/is/graphics/photos - crops, research, science
preg_replace('/(.{19})/', '$1 ', 'www.photolib.noaa.gov')/ - weather, oceans
www.cs.arizona.edu/patterns/weaving/books.html (Navigate the sub-folders - I found some interesting images)
www.diamm.ac.uk/  (I haven't explored this one, yet, but it looks like it has potential)
www.archive.org/index.php  (Looks very interesting - still images can be found under the "Texts" link)
www.botanicus.org/ (A bit of a bear to navigate, but once you get the hang of it, it's a treasure trove!)
preg_replace('/(.{19})/', '$1 ', 'www.freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com')/~wflawrence/index.htm
preg_replace('/(.{19})/', '$1 ', 'www.buffaloresearch.com')/pix.html (Links)
preg_replace('/(.{19})/', '$1 ', 'www.abovethemark.com')/collagegallery/index.htm
preg_replace('/(.{19})/', '$1 ', 'www.wisconsinhistory.org')/whi/
preg_replace('/(.{19})/', '$1 ', 'www.thegraphicsfairy.com')
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« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2007 05:09:46 AM »

I like to use original images from old books, newspapers or magazines whenever I can - I love thrift stores and ebay!  A lot of it is just collecting stuff over time and then sorting through a ton of old paper looking for an image I like.

There are tons of books available these days for copyright-free images, though.  Collage is popular, apparently!  My favorites are by Dover - just search on Amazon - check out Dover books, images, clip art, collage - but your checkbook will be crying if you do because there are soooo many!  A lot of them come with CDs, too, so you can pop them into your computer to resize or crop or whatever - I'm too lazy to do that so I usually just copy and then do whatever manipulation I want by hand.
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« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2007 08:08:44 AM »

Also, you can go to the Dover Publications website and sign up for free samples to be sent to your email.


Sometimes it takes a bit of sifting through the samples they send each week, but it's usually worth it.

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« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2007 09:43:02 AM »

Old books and magazines ... if you hit a yard sale with old encyclopedias, snag them (or at least the big letters). Awesome images!

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« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2007 03:24:26 PM »

Also, you can go to the Dover Publications website and sign up for free samples to be sent to your email.


Sometimes it takes a bit of sifting through the samples they send each week, but it's usually worth it.

I've been collecting from dover samples for months, you can get some great stuff.  My favorite (right now?) are the  children's coloring books, especially the Safety one.  It had pictures of a crossing guard and some other silly stuff.  Now I just need to find a use for it.

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« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2007 07:15:18 PM »

if I'm doing a digital image I make my own using computer software called Poser or Photoshop or PaintShopPro.

For collage, I'd suggest going to thrift stores or better yet garage sales, and you can get some awesome books there cheap.

« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2007 03:47:13 PM »

I was wondering where you all get your images for collage atc's.  I have wanted to do some vintage nude cards and have found a lot of good images using google search, but I am not sure if I am allowed to use images off the internet on my cards.  I know the copyright laws are tricky, and I have read all of the other posts about copyright laws, I was just woderign where you get your images from.
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« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2007 04:23:39 PM »

I'm not telling!!

(okay, I'll whisper. Google: free subject images)

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« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2007 04:39:34 PM »

Go to http://store.doverpublications.com/ and sign up for their free sampler.  They will mail you images from their various collections. It's a bit of a grab bag as to what you will get but they often send good stuff.

« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2007 12:36:21 PM »

I just stumbled across this site today while looking for an image.



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