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Can I use the image? If so, do I have to do anything special, like display credit on the front page? Yes, and yes. You can use the image, including your modified version, and the only special thing you have to do is to pay for a license that lets you use it. iStock prices its photos in "credits," and this is a 3-credit image. You can buy 3 credits for ...
It is really very simple: Do you own the rights to the image? If your answer is yes then you can use it for personal use. If the answer is no then see #2. Do you have permission from the owner of the rights to the image? To alter in any way? To use for a specific purpose? If not, then you can't use it.
You can tell by reading the provided license from iStockPhoto: http://www.istockphoto.com/help/licenses If you don't understand the plain English version of the license, they link to the full license which you likely would need an attorney to understand fully.
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