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Problem with Flickr Photos

  1. Jean Bakula profile image97
    Jean Bakulaposted 11 months ago

    I have trouble when I find a picture to use on Flickr. I see all the symbols and can tell if they need to be attributed or not. But when I try to copy the picture, sometimes I can't. I see a line on other people's hubs where they say it's from Flickr, but also has a group of numbers (I guess a licensing number?) I can't get both the picture and the number without wasting about a half hour. I've always had difficulty finding pictures for my niche, and the only easy site is Pixabay, but the selection isn't that great. What am I doing wrong?

  2. DasEngel profile image61
    DasEngelposted 11 months ago

    You may find this link helpful:

    A Guide to Proper Image Use on HubPages

    1. Jean Bakula profile image97
      Jean Bakulaposted 11 months ago in reply to this

      Hi Das Engel,
      Thanks for answering. I went to Flickr, using the link from HP, and saw a picture of a kitten. But when I go to the picture, I can't see where the URL is coming from. The number at the top of the bar is not the number attributed to the picture. And do I have to put that picture in Paint to size it? How do I Upload it to my hub? The instructions about how to get photos for legal use are very complicated. I would think HP could make them clearer. I've been here for 5 years and still can't figure it out. Some photo sites are a bit easier.

  3. psycheskinner profile image82
    psycheskinnerposted 11 months ago

    It can be simpler to access then via foter.com which makes an attribution tag ready to cut and paste

    1. Jean Bakula profile image97
      Jean Bakulaposted 11 months ago in reply to this

      Hi psycheskinner,
      Your suggestion sounds a little easier. But the only way to register is through Facebook, and I don't want to have a Facebook page. They are annoying and in my experience, people use them a lot to hurt each other.

      I went back to flickr to find a picture of a surfer I can use. He allows usage with attribution. But I still have to find a way to copy the image (like on Paint) and there are several numbers, I have no clue which one to use. It says to copy the URL, but it's longer than the search bar on my computer. I have the person's name. If I did this to put three photos on each hub I wrote, it would take me longer to put pictures on the hubs than I did to write it.

      1. theraggededge profile image92
        theraggededgeposted 11 months ago in reply to this

        Hi Jean,

        Try http://compfight.com/

        Put in a search term. When you get the first batch of results, make sure you click on Creative Commons on the left.

        Everything that appears above the dotted line is paid-for. Everything below is free. Click on an image you like. You will get the option to download whatever size you prefer and can get the attribution from the html that appears. You can't paste all the code, just the bits that are relevant in the HP image capsule.

        For example go here: http://compfight.com/search/sandwich/1-3-1-1 Click the first image under the dotted line - should show sandwich and a glass of milk. You will see the sizes available.

        The information you need to extract for the HP capsule is the Flickr url:

        https:// www.flickr.com/ photos/ 35468141333@N01/3814178131

        The name of the owner of the photo: ★keaggy.com

        The Creative Commons license: CC by-nc-sa/2.0

        Just copy and paste those into the HP image capsule - you will need to have a tab open for HP and another for Compfight. Upload the image from your computer as you would normally do. You don't have to use Paint at all.

        Hope that helps xx

        Edit: to download just click on the appropriate download button and save it to your preferred folder.

        1. tsmog profile image85
          tsmogposted 11 months ago in reply to this

          Thank you for another source for images. Two treasures in this forum. I usually just use Wikimedia.

          1. Jean Bakula profile image97
            Jean Bakulaposted 11 months ago in reply to this

            Yes, thanks to all who took the time to explain. Although HP does give a sort of explanation of the correct way to use images, there really are a lot of little steps they don't tell us. All of my hubs are featured, and I believe more would be Editor's Choice, I think the photos I used in the past have hurt me. I know how to use the easier sites, like Pixabay, but especially when writing about metaphysical subjects and astrology, the pickings are slim. I can't draw well.

            When I first came to HP, I was so happy to write, I didn't think about photos at all. When I realized everyone else was using them, I really thought it was OK to go to Google Images. So along the way I try to fix a few, but it's time consuming. I've had photos I took stolen too, so know how it feels for a photographer when others use a great photo and don't attribute them.

            I still think HP could give a step by step tutorial about photo usage and the numbers of the URLS. I tried the advice some gave me, but still don't understand where you put the picture, (or the file) until you are ready to write the hub. On Flickr, so many numbers came up, and I believe the photo was one that was allowed to be used, only having the photographer's name mentioned.

            Also, where do you get pictures of celebrities without going to Wikipedia or a fan magazine?

    2. tsmog profile image85
      tsmogposted 11 months ago in reply to this

      Thank You for a new source for images. I like how they have in plain site usage queues.

  4. LuisEGonzalez profile image81
    LuisEGonzalezposted 11 months ago

    Once in Flickr, go to the lower right hand side and you will see what looks like a down pointing arrow on top of a line. That is where you download the images and if you go lower you will see the rights information under the the date the image was taken. Clicking on the link will tell you what is allowed.

    1. Jean Bakula profile image97
      Jean Bakulaposted 11 months ago in reply to this

      Thank you Ragged Edge and Luis,
      That makes more sense than trying to go through the maze myself. I wasn't making any progress, and think it's holding me back smile