09 Jul 06
25 Feb 14 7:23 am
Most of the images on iStock won't be $40 for the size that you need. I'd typically expect to pay $5 or less for a "small" (web-sized) image. There are some premium images that they like to sprinkle through, but mostly for photos... not that much.
If you were thinking of buying an image and you just happened to see the same image on another site, you *could* just pinch it from them. Kind of like you *could* just steal music from the internet, or download movies instead of going to the theatre. Just be aware that it's not really legal, and the copyright owner could come after you.
If you don't feel like paying, there are a number of free stock imagery sites around the internet. Just Google "free stock photos".
Like Cecille says, it's not such a good idea to just take images from other sites, if you're not sure they're in the public domain. People can get kind of funny about that.