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I need help about pixelbay photos

  1. bbanks27 profile image84
    bbanks27posted 3 weeks ago

    1. Download image on device.
    2. Save photo
    3. Upload to hub pages photo capsule on your article.

    Ok I got this part down. I know you don't have to attribute the photo, but what do I put for the source and URL? Just leave it blank?

    1. theraggededge profile image96
      theraggededgeposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

      I just write 'Pixabay' and leave the link section blank.

      1. bbanks27 profile image84
        bbanks27posted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

        Have anyone told you its the wrong way?

        1. bbanks27 profile image84
          bbanks27posted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

          CC-BY PIXABAY or just PIXABAY?

        2. theraggededge profile image96
          theraggededgeposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

          No. I know how to use images smile

          1. bbanks27 profile image84
            bbanks27posted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

            That's why I'm asking you. So for the source just type pixabay? Yes or no?

            1. psycheskinner profile image79
              psycheskinnerposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

              There is no right or wrong option.  Put Pixabay or public domain or nothing, as you prefer.

              1. bbanks27 profile image84
                bbanks27posted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

                Thank you for be specific!!! That's what I was asking.

              2. bbanks27 profile image84
                bbanks27posted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

                Do you have to have an account with pixabay in order to use their photos?

            2. Will Apse profile image89
              Will Apseposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

              All public domain pictures are there to use however you like. You can crop them, write on them, include them in collages etc etc.

              No need to attribute, if you do not want to.

              As theraggededge pointed out, you need to check that they really are public domain, first. Pixabay is a safe source. Creative commons is reasonable to rely on, too.

              Attribute them how you like on HP, since the attributions are hidden from search engines anyway. Just write for the reader.

              1. bbanks27 profile image84
                bbanks27posted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

                So the steps are:
                1. Download photo and save.
                2. Upload photo to hubpages capsule on your article
                3. Click save

                That's all I have to do?

                1. Will Apse profile image89
                  Will Apseposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

                  That's about it. I would write a caption, obviously.

                  No need for a Pixabay account, but if get one, you can download big, high-resolution versions of the pictures. This allows you to crop out a small detail that might be perfect for your page without it being blurry.

                  1. bbanks27 profile image84
                    bbanks27posted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

                    Thank you!

  2. Will Apse profile image89
    Will Apseposted 3 weeks ago

    Since the photos are public domain you do not to attribute them at all if you don't want to. Too many instances of the word 'pixabay' on a page is not good SEO, as honest as it is.

    1. bbanks27 profile image84
      bbanks27posted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

      So just leave both of those spots blank?

    2. bbanks27 profile image84
      bbanks27posted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

      And up until now, I have took my own photos and people on facebook has asked me to use their photos so I know how to source the pictures from facebook. Just not from these sites. I'm used to sourcing the photos and now I'm confused. So I don't put anything in those spots?

      1. theraggededge profile image96
        theraggededgeposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

        Well, I sort of agree that if you mention 'Pixabay' too often it looks a bit cheap. However, it's a great resource, and I think mentioning it once on an image or perhaps at the bottom of the page "All images courtesy of Pixabay" is fine. After all, your readers neither know or care who or what Pixabay is. Don't forget Pexels too, although they mostly have the same images.

        1. bbanks27 profile image84
          bbanks27posted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

          Do your source pexels photos the same as you would with pixabay?

          1. theraggededge profile image96
            theraggededgeposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

            Yep, the sites are very similar and provide free images in the same way. You can find out all the info on the sites themselves.

            While we are happy to answer your queries, as a writer you should be prepared to do your own research. I say this in the nicest possible way, of course smile

            1. bbanks27 profile image84
              bbanks27posted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

              Well I got 16 featured articles within 11 days. So I know I'm doing something right. I'm making sure that I source photos right, so I don't get in trouble.

  3. SANJAY LAKHANPAL profile image88
    SANJAY LAKHANPALposted 3 weeks ago

    What about Wikimedia commons images in public domain.

    1. bbanks27 profile image84
      bbanks27posted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

      I know wikimedia if you click on the pictures all of it should be under the picture and only use if its public domain right?

    2. theraggededge profile image96
      theraggededgeposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

      You have to source them as they are not always in the Public Domain. Creative Commons Licensed is not the same as PD. Click on the image, it will take you to a page with the source information.

      1. Spanish Food profile image86
        Spanish Foodposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

        Pixabay clearly states on its homepage that all photos are CC-O. (See my post below.)

        1. theraggededge profile image96
          theraggededgeposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

          I'm replying to this query by Sanjay:

          "What about Wikimedia commons images in public domain."

          If you go to the top of the page and click on 'Chronological' you can see who is replying to whom. The threads are much easier to follow then.

          1. Spanish Food profile image86
            Spanish Foodposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

            Oh. Sorry about that! I guess the threaded replies had me a little confused.

  4. Spanish Food profile image86
    Spanish Foodposted 3 weeks ago

    You do not *have* to attribute these photos, but I like to at least put "Public Domain" in the source (with no URL), so that my readers know that I use best practices around photos. I think it is important to be a trusted resource, and when I see unattributed photos on an article, part of me always wonders if the author actually had the rights to use it.

    If you really want to link back to the URL on Pixabay where the photo came from, you can do so. The license would be CC-0: https://creativecommons.org/share-your- … omain/cc0/

    1. bbanks27 profile image84
      bbanks27posted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

      So you would type: CC-O Pixabay for the source right? yes or no?
      And what would you type for the url? Just leave it blank? Sorry if I'm asking too many questions. I don't want to get in trouble.

      1. Spanish Food profile image86
        Spanish Foodposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

        That's ok. I leave URL blank completely. I put "Public Domain" in the "source" box. You shouldn't get in trouble for that. But if you want to do the CC format attribution, it would be:

        "Author/photographer name, CC-0, via Pixabay"

        1. bbanks27 profile image84
          bbanks27posted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

          ok thank you that's what I wanted to know. Now I have one more question: Do you have to create an account with pixabay in order to use the photos on their website?

          1. Marisa Wright profile image92
            Marisa Wrightposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

            If a site says you can use their images free without attribution, that's what it means - you don't have to put anything in the Source or Source URL boxes if you don't want to. Personally, like RaggedEdge, I like to put "Pixabay" in the Source box (leaving the URL blank), as a small thankyou to Pixabay and also so I remember where I got the photo from.

            No, you don't need an account on Pixabay but you may find it easier if you do have one - if you don't, it tends to annoy you with pop-ups asking you to join.

            By the way, speaking of annoying - these forums are quiet.  If you start a thread and don't get an answer, it's because no one is available right this minute to answer it.  Posting the same question again in a new thread isn't going to help.  We're all volunteers here so don't expect instant answers, and please do make an effort to find out the answer yourself first.  If you had read Pixabay's FAQ you would have found the answer, for instance.

            1. bbanks27 profile image84
              bbanks27posted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

              See I didn't know that because no one told me until now. Sorry if I'm asking so many questions but as a newbie, I don't want to get in trouble for not attributing pictures the right way. For now I have all my questions answered. Thank you for dealing with me.

  5. theraggededge profile image96
    theraggededgeposted 3 weeks ago

    Also, when you download the photo from wherever, give it a filename that is the same, or similar to, the title of your hub. It helps when people are looking for keywords on image searches.

    1. Will Apse profile image89
      Will Apseposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

      Not sure this helps on HP because all images are processed to lowish medium resolution for loading speed considerations and renamed.

      The caption is the image search keyword place. But I wouldn't overdo keywords in image captions.

    2. bbanks27 profile image84
      bbanks27posted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

      Ok thank you both for helping me. I'm new you know, I have some hubs published but I just want to make sure I do it all the right way and not get in trouble. Thank you

 
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