I was hoping that someone could break down the policies for pictures a little more for me. I understand how to put pictures in my hubs, but am still a little unclear as to the dos and don'ts. Which ones are safe to post? Which ones are not? How do I keep myself from getting slapped with a lawsuit or something?
Also, I would like to get some more traffic to my hubs, is there any safe way that I can promote them myself? Can I go to a social network, facebook for example, and say "I just published so and so hub, you can check it out here..." or can I call my friends up and say, "Hey, check out the article I just posted". I'm enjoying my time here and not wanting to get banned...
Thank you for your time!
The first thing to know is that all photos are copyright unless they specifically say otherwise - which means you can't use them.
You can use any photo that is labelled Creative Commons (in which case you have to credit the photographer) or Public domain (in which case you can use it freely). I wrote a Hub about using Creative Commons photos from Flickr, which you might find useful.
These questions have been answered multiple times, so it is best to go to the leaning center button below, or the help button above, left. Also you can get lots of answers by using the search box.
You just have to do some reading and a little experimenting.
Good luck and welcome to HubPages!
Here you go watch the video.. that would help you http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/Photos-on-HubPages
Here's the Learning Center link to the correct use of photos on HubPages: http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/legal-image-use
by Margie Lynn2 months ago
Hi, have things changed? I have wrote 25 hubs and never had these problems. The moderates said to remove link to my website, but I do not have a link to my website on this page, it is on my profile. I do not know what...
by Celina Martin3 years ago
Just wondering, is it necessary to mention source link while using photos from search engines. And, if I do will it be beneficial for my hub or not?
by World Religion3 years ago
Correct. Easily noticeable marking, signing or watermarking of your photos in any way is not permitted.If you upload unoriginal photos make sure they are copyright free or available under creative commons.
by Brian Leekley4 years ago
I am working on an as yet unpublished (as of 12-30-2011) hub about Marquette, Michigan. I found some relevant photos online that allow commercial use, and I'll include the best of those in the hub. I also found some...
by Mary Hyatt17 months ago
I see Hubs where beautiful photos are used and are from Pinterest. The photos are usually credited as being from Pins. Are we allowed to use those photos??
by markbennis6 years ago
Hello all, this might seem a stupid one but I still haven't figured it out yet. What is the score with applying photos to your hub, I mean can you just scroll the web and copy any photo you like?? I'm...
Copyright © 2016 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.