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Please read this journal from our friend :iconevelivesey:   Stock Packs from Pinterest etc - DO NOT USE THEM!PUBLIC WARNING - MASSIVE RANT AND RUDE EMOTICONS Rant I. AM. MAD. Righteous Ranting Tard ranticon 
I am seeing more and more stock packs here on DA where the 'stock' provider has 'collected' photos, textures and artwork from various sharing sites like Pinterest, WeHeartit, Tumblr, Flickr, Google, Shadowplay etc etc Well firstly it might surprise these so-called 'stock' providers that a lot of the images you have 'collected' might have originated from here on DA - that's what those little Share buttons are for to the right of a deviation Doh!   so you may have art and photos in your pack that belong to fellow Deviants, not very smart Cant Stop Laughing 
It may also surprise you to know that probably 99% of the 'sto


I must just add this precision: You may use stocks from flickr, but you MUST choose pictures selected into the "Creative-Commons" and "Modifications allowed" folder. Then, you MUST give the name of their owner. This rule is available for all the stocks you choose: always control the licence of the pictures you use and always credit their owner.

And, of course, YOU CANNOT REPACKAGE THEM AND REDISTRIBUTE THEM AS STOCK: it is a theft!

Some useful links:

stocks we do not recommendlast update in 9 December -2014.
Many of these galleries are suggestions made​​. by several people who sent me notes if you suspect someone and want me to add on this list, let me know.
the intention is not to offend, And yes to alert showing examples.
see more info and tips here

in some images I'll put a link to a posting made ​​first.
 and if it is written (legitimate source), means that I found the original post and this post is made in a stock site, If you want you can change the link and crediting the original owner.
when I put [from Google] means it was posted in blogs, site of wallpaper, site sales product.. decoration ... etc. ....
ps: some of these people have been alerted, but unfortunately some prefer to do the wrong thing.
these are some examples that prove that we should not trust these galleries.
I do not recommend PNGs these galleries. look at the description has a li
Not legitimate stock tips /how to reportMany people ask me what this term means ¨not legitimate stock¨

and always ask me how I know? how to identify?. so I decide to post a journal with many tip,



first...the things written here in this journal, I did a long search. and I'm doing this to help and inform people about this subject.
and first I'll tell because I started getting interested in this subject. three things happened that made me pay attention in this detail.
1 - a long time ago, I used the stock from pixabay in some premades. and unfortunately I did not know that this site is not reliable, so I was denounced and I had all my contents posted in stock removed.
2 - I used a premade, but the person who did this premade used a stock that was not allowed to be used, and this premade was denounced and people who used also have been denounced and had my manipulation was moved to scrap for infringed copyright.
3 - I used a PNG, and after
I need your advice.

Je Suis Charlie by annewipf or Je Suis Charlie 02 by annewipf ?

Please comment. Thank you.
Flying Ships Harbour by annewipf

It is strange to note how the brain runs: ships usually sail on the sea, so - when the picture doesn't follow the use, as it is here - the brain change mountains into sea if necessary, to be conform to reality. I changed the title and add the notion of flying ships, I wrote in my comment that there is no sea but mountains, people continue to see a roaring sea...

What about you?

Please, tell me in the comment, I'm curious to see YOUR perception of this picture. :D
Here are the winners of the Challenge hosted by :iconwesley-souza:
Congratulations to all

First Prize Winner 

Trophy Advanced Trophy 


Escargot's by Neighya

Trophy Intermediate Trophy 


My playful friends by msRainie

Trophy Beginner Trophy 


Under The Sea 2 by Lolita-Artz

Honorable Mentions


special feature for the second most voted entries

.: Gold Rosette :.

The mistery of the mountain by CharllieeArts
The Library by SoulcolorsArt
Enchanted Forest by TinaLouiseUk

Winner
Here are the winners of the contest hosted by :icontrees-with-character:

:iconamongststars::icon1st2plz::icon1st3plz::iconspotlightplz: First Place :iconspotlightplz::icon1st2plz::icon1st3plz::iconamongststars:
:iconlarosedepetitprince:LaRoseDePetitPrince
With:
Welcome to the fairytale
Welcome to the fairytale by LaRoseDePetitPrince
More from Her Gallery:
Fall(ing) by LaRoseDePetitPrinceI set fire to the rain by LaRoseDePetitPrince
Moonlight hymn by LaRoseDePetitPrincePicturesque autumn by LaRoseDePetitPrinceLa reflexion by LaRoseDePetitPrince



:iconamongststars::icon2nd2plz::icon2nd3plz::iconspotlightplz: Second Place :iconspotlightplz::icon2nd2plz::icon2nd3plz::iconamongststars:
:iconlosgeloest:losgeloest
With:
chasing dreams
chasing dreams by losgeloest
More from His Gallery:
alley of uncertainty by losgeloestthe beauty of autumn by losgeloest
bloody forest by losgeloestcolors of autumn by losgeloestdreamy by losgeloest



:iconamongststars::icon3rd2plz::icon2nd3plz::iconspotlightplz: Third Place :iconspotlightplz::icon3rd2plz::icon2nd3plz::iconamongststars:
:iconwillaustinsarchive:WillAustinsArchive
With:
Tree of Light
Tree of Light by WillAustinsArchive
More from His Gallery:
Winter is Burning by WillAustinsArchiveAutumn by WillAustinsArchiveAutumn Curves by WillAustinsArchive
Winter is Ablaze by WillAustinsArchiveBlossom by WillAustinsArchive



Star!:iconamongststars::iconswingonastarplz: Runners Up :iconswingonastarplz::iconamongststars:Star!

:iconheikogerlicher:HeikoGerlicher With:
ray of light
ray of light by HeikoGerlicher

:iconyoumitori:Youmitori With:
Spark of live
Spark of live by Youmitori

:iconacoresjo88:acoresjo88 With:
holiday hut
holiday hut by acoresjo88



Star!:iconamongststars: Honorable Mentions :iconamongststars:Star!

Crawling out by gigi50 Light in photography by TomaszPrzybylo
Gold leafs by XeniaChowaniec dusty evening by vularia

Congrats to everybody. :clap:
Here are the winners of the Fun Fun Fun Challenge hosted by :iconmanip-contest:

Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap


1st place(s)

Clair de Lune by annewipf Clair de Lune by doclicio

Second

The Moonlight of June by Rexionete

Third

i miss you daddy by Lolita-Artz Blue Night by theheek


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Here are the winners of the "Beyond the Mirror" Contest hosted by :iconcharligal-stock:

- 1st Place - :iconpanopticon-stock:
Through the Mirror Contest Entry #3 by Panopticon-Stock
Lilia black wizard 29 by Panopticon-Stock Mountain river 6 by Panopticon-Stock Gingerbread house 1 by Panopticon-Stock

- 2nd Place - :iconhiddenyume-stock:

Through the Mirror Contest Entry 3 by HiddenYume-stock
Seated Phoenix 14 by HiddenYume-stock Pirate Lass 17 by HiddenYume-stock M'Lady Gothic 18 by HiddenYume-stock

- 3rd Place - :iconthe-lionface:

Dagona 29 by The-Lionface
Bedsheet Ghost 3 by The-Lionface Tooth Fairy by The-Lionface Cassandra 112 by The-Lionface

Congratulation by KmyGraphic to all the winners :iconthumbsupplz::icongrin--plz: 
Here are the winners of the "Cold Blooded Contest"
HOSTED BY
:iconsupernatural-art: :iconall-artists: :iconhighqualityart: :iconpsychoartistunited:

Party w00t! Jammin' by Animanga409Guitar Player by Web5teRChibi Ryuk by poisonberiiCom: Opalette by melonbunnyRunaway Heart by BurgerBunny:love: by CookiemagiK:funnydance: by CookiemagiK



WINNERS:


 First by Krissi001AugustinasRaginskis :iconaugustinasraginskis:
Everyone Gets Bored by AugustinasRaginskis
Forest of Fakes by AugustinasRaginskis Nightmare by AugustinasRaginskis Baby Life by AugustinasRaginskis Robot God - Trinity 2.0 by AugustinasRaginskis



second by Krissi001 pin100 :iconpin100:
Library keeper by pin100

Sawsbuck by pin100 Immortality by pin100 Pearls by pin100 White spring by pin100



third by Krissi001 SquirrelHsieh :iconsquirrelhsieh: 
Silva Demon by SquirrelHsieh

Devil Girl by SquirrelHsieh Enjoy Science with Your Own Science by SquirrelHsieh Devil Girl by SquirrelHsieh Bird by SquirrelHsieh

Congratulation by KmyGraphic to all the winners! :clap:
I did it, I opened a new group, my first one. :iconlegitimate-stock:

WHY A NEW STOCK GROUP ?

Is there a manipulator who didn't ever had some problems with stocks? The purpose of this group is to help manipulators who search useful and legitimate stocks. So it is mainly focused on 4 categories:

- Good quality models not too much restrictive. We will only accept good quality pictures, allowing dA prints and not too restrictive in their use. No commercial use - except for dA prints - is accepted: so take a look at the rules before using them for a commercial use.

- Premade Backgrounds using legitimate stocks, with the required links and the permission of the stock providers to redistribute their stock in a premade background.

- Precut Pictures done from photos taken by the same stock provider. We will reject all precut pictures done with external stocks

- Background Photos which may be used for doing premade backgrounds.

I hope you'll find this group useful and that il will value stock providers who respect the rules.




:iconbluebutterfly1plz::iconbluebutterfly2plz::iconbluebutterfly3plz: :iconbluebutterfly1plz::iconbluebutterfly2plz::iconbluebutterfly3plz: :iconbluebutterfly1plz::iconbluebutterfly2plz::iconbluebutterfly3plz::iconbluebutterfly1plz::iconbluebutterfly2plz::iconbluebutterfly3plz: :iconbluebutterfly1plz::iconbluebutterfly2plz::iconbluebutterfly3plz:


Ca y est, j'ai ouvert un nouveau groupe, mon premier :iconlegitimate-stock:


POURQUOI UN NOUVEAU GROUPE DE STOCKS ?

Quel est le manipulateur qui n'a jamais rencontré de problème avec l'une des images stock qu'il a utilisées ? Le but de ce groupe est de lui éviter ce genre de désagréments en lui proposant des stocks utiles et légitimes. C'est la raison pour laquelle il est principalement axé sur les trois catégories de stocks qui posent habituellement le plus de problèmes:

- Des modèles de bonne qualité, sans règles d'utilisation trop restrictives. Nous n'acceptons que les images de bonne qualité, qui autorisent l'impression sur dA des images finies et ne s'avèrent pas trop restrictives dans leur utilisation. Les stocks qui refusent une utilisation commerciale (à l'exception des impressions sur dA) sont acceptés, donc soyez prudent avant d'utiliser un stock pour un usage commercial, vérifiez d'abord ses règles d'utilisation.

- Des "premade backgrounds" (arrière-plans déjà composés) utilisant des images stock légitimes (disposant d'une licence autorisant leur utilisation, ou faisant partie du domaine public et le signalant - attention, ce n'est pas le cas des images piochées sur Google, par exemple - ou ayant reçu l'autorisation écrite du photographe pour cet usage), avec les liens requis vers les images d'origine et/ou leurs créateurs et l'autorisation de ces derniers à utiliser leur stock pour en recréer un autre, en l'occurrence un "premade background".

- Des images pré-découpées dont la photo originale a été prise par le même photographe. Toute image pré-découpée provenant d'une source extérieure sera refusée.

- Des photos d'arrière-plan pouvant être utilisées pour la création de "premade backgrounds".

J'espère que vous trouverez ce groupe utile et qu'il valorisera les fournisseurs de stock qui respectent les règles.</b>
Here are the winners of the "Two Themes" Contest hosted by :iconthe-imaginarium:
:chairdance: 
Congratulations to all the Winners, everyone really Deserved.
PARTY HARD

1° Place

First Prize Winner 
advanced
:iconmr-ripley:
Fishing With Monster by Mr-Ripley
 intermediate
:iconsacm88:
The balancing act by Sacm88
 beginner
:iconbbstar7:
The Monster That Stole My Heart by BBstar7

2° Place

First Prize Winner 
advanced
:icondresew:
After the tide by dresew
 intermediate
:iconmelgama:
Get Out by MelGama
 beginner
:iconannemaria48:
Our Secret Garden by annemaria48


3° Place

First Prize Winner 
advanced
:iconelementofone1:
Cerberus by ElementOfOne1
 intermediate
:iconsandra-cristhina:
My Little Pet by Sandra-Cristhina
 beginner
:iconsilverriverart:
My Secret Garden Contest Entry by SilverRiverArt

4° Place

First Prize Winner 
advanced
:iconsoulcolorsart:
Secret garden by SoulcolorsArt
 intermediate
:iconsummerdreams89:
..:The Secret Garden:.. by SummerDreams89
 beginner
:iconftproject:
Secret Garden by ftproject

Honorable Mentions

First Prize Winner 
advanced
:iconvladlena111:
My fabulous friend by Vladlena111
:iconcold-tommy-gin:
Learn to Fly With My Monster  Friend by Cold-Tommy-Gin
:icondreamswoman:
Witch's Friend by dreamswoman
 intermediate
:iconshirokibo:
The Harp Garden by Shirokibo
:iconnaradjou14:
Secret Garden by naradjou14
:icongregorynicolas:
A trip to an unknown place by GregoryNicolas
 beginner
:iconkibblywibbly:
My friend is..........a MONSTER! by Kibblywibbly
:icontheheek:
My Secret Garden by theheek
:iconeternalesque:
My Secret Garden by Eternalesque

Love
:iconmanip-contest: hosts a new Fun Fun Fun Challenge.

The theme: "Clair de Lune" by Paul Verlaine

Your soul is a chosen landscape
Where charming masqueraders and bergamaskers go
Playing the lute and dancing and almost
Sad beneath their fanciful disguises.

All sing in a minor key
Of victorious love and the opportune life,
They do not seem to believe in their happiness
And their song mingles with the moonlight,

With the still moonlight, sad and beautiful,
That sets the birds dreaming in the trees
And the fountains sobbing in ecstasy,
The tall slender fountains among marble statues.

I'll participate and hope many other challengers. :D

Clair de Lune by annewipf

:iconmanip-contest: organise un nouveau Fun Fun Fun Challenge

Le thème: "Clair de Lune" par Paul Verlaine

Votre âme est un paysage choisi
Que vont charmant masques et bergamasques
Jouant du luth et dansant et quasi
Tristes sous leurs déguisements fantasques.

Tout en chantant sur le mode mineur
L'amour vainqueur et la vie opportune
Ils n'ont pas l'air de croire à leur bonheur
Et leur chanson se mêle au clair de lune,

Au calme clair de lune triste et beau,
Qui fait rêver les oiseaux dans les arbres
Et sangloter d'extase les jets d'eau,
Les grands jets d'eau sveltes parmi les marbres.

J'y participe, venez nombreux. :D
5th by Mandies-Stock

to the winners of the Stock to Art contest hosted by :iconmandies-stock: :



"Imagine"



1st by Mandies-Stock


:iconcold-tommy-gin:


What If... by Cold-Tommy-Gin
Soulmate by Cold-Tommy-Gin Paradise by Cold-Tommy-Gin Sweet Memories by Cold-Tommy-Gin



2nd by Mandies-Stock


:iconsoulcolorsart:


Imagine by SoulcolorsArt
Fish with the glass head by SoulcolorsArt  Now you never will be late again by SoulcolorsArt



3rd by Mandies-Stock


:iconm-alicem:


As Long as I Have You by m-AliceM
The Wake by m-AliceM



4th by Mandies-Stock


:iconinunokanojo:


Dreaming of a Far Off Place by inunokanojo


:iconelwendesign:


Dreamscape by ElwenDesign


:iconannewipf:


 Imagine by annewipf
Here are the winners of the "Rainfall" Contest hosted by :iconunforgettable-time:

Bullet; Blue 1st Place Winner Bullet; Blue

Summer Rainfall by lemgras330
by lemgras330


Bullet; Blue 2nd Place Winner Bullet; Blue

Spring Rains 1 by dinodude411
by dinodude411


Bullet; Blue 3rd Place Winner Bullet; Blue

Rain Man (Barn Owl Painting) by EsthervanHulsen
by EsthervanHulsen



Bullet; Blue Honourable Mentions Bullet; Blue

Dropping II by IndigoSummerr Baby gator in the rain by LordMajestros Spring rain by gigi50 made of water by akthuro
Rain by AStoKo Splashdown by Satorstar beyond the waterbeams by a-b-n
_Pure GAIA WP25 by GregorKerle New Life by Tschoulow
Rainfall over the montain by annewipf

Congratulation by KmyGraphic  Congratulation by KmyGraphic  Congratulation by KmyGraphic  Congratulation by KmyGraphic  Congratulation by KmyGraphic 

Here are the winners of the "Pirate's Life" contest hosted by :iconmanipulationhelpdesk:

Winner 1st please goes to:



A Pirates Life by annewipf
by: :iconannewipf:



Winner 2nd place goes to:



The Dreaded Red by msfowle
by: :iconmsfowle:


Other amazing works..
Quest For Oz by msfowle  Everly by msfowle   Power Of Imagination by msfowle



Winner 3rd place goes to:



Searching for the treasure by Scandalize
by: :iconscandalize:


Other amazing works...
Art of Nature by Scandalize  Going for a Walk by Scandalize  Meeting Spot by Scandalize



Headbang!  Other two most voted, honorable mentions Headbang!  



Pirate Gorge by CrystalClear-Art
by: :iconcrystalclear-art:

Last Girl Standing by Korbaach
by: :iconkorbaach:





Congratulations to all the winners!!!
Here are the winners of the In Space Contest hosted by :iconcd-stock: & :iconevelivesey::iconybsilon-stock:


The winners are :



:vranz:              1.Place                  :vranz:  

:iconperoni68:  


MAYDAY by peroni68





 Alienla                 2. Place                 Alienla 


:iconwesley-souza:


In Space by Wesley-Souza




:spaceship:                 3.Place                  :spaceship:


:icondani-owergoor:


Dome by Dani-Owergoor



Honorable Mentioned



An alien                     :iconcaochinhan:                          An alien


SUPER NOVA by CaoChiNhan




 Alien by Asmodiel                         :iconmaiaschka:                       Alien by Asmodiel





 Alien                 :iconvs3a:                              Alien 

 
Farewell by vs3a



CONGRATS TO ALL THE WINNERS!
Here are the winners of the Strange Phenomena contest hosted by :iconproject-passion:

1ST PLACE:


First by Krissi001


:icongejda:


Pyrokinesis by Gejda

More Magnificent Works:

Blue electric angels by Gejda Fire witch by Gejda Fire witch II by Gejda




2ND PLACE:


second by Krissi001


:iconannewipf:


Strange Phenomena by annewipf

More Magnificent Works:

The Call by annewipf A tree in the City by annewipf Bullying by annewipf




3RD PLACE:


third by Krissi001


:iconpassion-aesthete:


Sacred Ritual by passion-aesthete

More Magnificent Works:

The dismissed priestess by passion-aesthete Peace despite lassitude by passion-aesthete Twilight of the Huntsman by passion-aesthete




HONORABLE MENTIONS:


Honourable Mention by Krissi001


:iconludeve:




More Magnificent Works:

 




:iconcristii:


P h a e n o m e n o n by cristii

More Magnificent Works:

Third Step : Traveler of Dreams by cristii When I Was In The Secret Forest by cristii




:iconamethystmoonsong:


Possession by amethystmoonsong

More Magnificent Works:

Spiritus Sancti by amethystmoonsong Warm Vision by amethystmoonsong



CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU!!!