ted serbinski wrote: [snip] > Well I never said spending 50 cents was a bad thing, I was just > saying it wasn't as convenient as the ones that didn't charge, but I > do understand why they charge, because of bandwith and such. You're right, sorry if I came off snotty. > However, with http://www.istockphoto.com/, one way of getting around > paying to download the images is to upload your own. Contributing to > a great community of free stock photography is a great opportunity > and I like their idea of giving free download credits to those who > contribute, helps to build the collection. They don't give free credits just for contributing though. Contributors earn 10 cents everytime one of their images is downloaded. So, you'd need to have 1 image downloaded 5 times (or the equivalent) to get 1 credit. Still a great system, and those dimes do add up fast (better than the interest on your checking account ;-)).