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Share a photo or art

  1. Rochelle Frank profile image88
    Rochelle Frankposted 5 years ago

    This came out of a posting thread of Cagsil in the Sandpit:

    Ya'know, Cagsgil, this could be a great new feature for Hubpages.
    Let hubbers, who are willing to contribute "stock" photos or artwork of their own-- to which they own all rights-- and let them be used without restriction (with name credit) by any registered hubbers.
    It would be a backlink for hubbers and a resource for people who want free photos and art for their hubs. What do you think?

    1. agvulpes profile image87
      agvulpesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Rochelle and Cags  cool idea cool

    2. Just_Rodney profile image39
      Just_Rodneyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Cool Idea

  2. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 5 years ago

    +1

    1. theherbivorehippi profile image84
      theherbivorehippiposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      +2 smile

  3. Ohma profile image78
    Ohmaposted 5 years ago

    +3

  4. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 5 years ago

    *bumping this thread*

  5. theherbivorehippi profile image84
    theherbivorehippiposted 5 years ago

    Bump smile

  6. Rochelle Frank profile image88
    Rochelle Frankposted 5 years ago

    Thanks, you two. Anyone else have an idea about this or are you just as happy with creative commons and wikipedia?

    1. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Having an "in-house" application would be awesome. smile

  7. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 5 years ago

    Hey Community Members,

    What do you think of this idea? Your input is necessary. smile

  8. europewalker profile image82
    europewalkerposted 5 years ago

    That would be a great help!

    1. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      It would be a great help to the community to have an in-house share a photo or art, to supply pictures for hubs. smile

  9. Just Ask Susan profile image87
    Just Ask Susanposted 5 years ago

    I think that it's a fantabulous idea!

  10. Cardisa profile image90
    Cardisaposted 5 years ago

    I like this idea. I believe it would eliminate some of the photo violations as hubbers may chooses photos from our gallery first.

  11. FaithDream profile image86
    FaithDreamposted 5 years ago

    I think this is a great idea. I also like Cagsil's idea on having it available within HubPages. Count my vote in... I'm all for it.

    1. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you FaithDream smile

      1. FaithDream profile image86
        FaithDreamposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        You are welcome. smile

  12. yusefblack profile image60
    yusefblackposted 5 years ago

    Agreed... in fact, if it becomes big enough I would probably search it before wiki!

  13. donotfear profile image90
    donotfearposted 5 years ago

    Yeah, good idea!!!!





    http://infovore.org/wp-content/aliens-hudson.jpg

  14. sofs profile image87
    sofsposted 5 years ago

    This is an awesome idea Cags.. and here you go +4

    1. Hollie Thomas profile image60
      Hollie Thomasposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      +5. I'll need to get new camera.

  15. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 5 years ago

    *bumping this thread*

    Anyone else?

    Give your opinion?

  16. Rochelle Frank profile image88
    Rochelle Frankposted 5 years ago

    Glad to see that a number of people think this is a good idea.

    It might be a big undertaking for HP, because if it grew large enough, it would be nice to have photos categorized in some way. Kind of like other clip art or photo galleries are.

    It might have to be  set up so only signed-in hubbers could access. Now-- would it be only for hubbers to use ON HubPages with attribution (not on other sites)? Would there be a way to effectively limit use to HP?

    I have other questions, but enough for now.

    P.S. I have some photos and drawings I would gladly contribute to the cause.

    1. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      It should be only accessible by those who are signed in. It should be for members only access. This way it can be considered an exclusive feature of Hubpages, which can add value to Hubpages(overall) and to the Community of users.

      1. Rochelle Frank profile image88
        Rochelle Frankposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I agree.
        I'd like to know if the staff would consider this, and to know what they think the pros and cons might be.
        It seems that there are always questions, especially from new hubbers, about where to get photos and graphics for their hubs.

        One drawback might be that the same piece gets used over and over and might not seem like 'original content' is being used.  Maybe if an item is used-- there would be a restriction of another use for a certain time period?

        Also, the files could include other copyright-free or public domain images... just thinking on the keyboard.

        1. Hollie Thomas profile image60
          Hollie Thomasposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I was actually wondering that. I mean, initially any image resource would be a bit limited (until we'd managed to build it up) Maybe, like you say Rochelle, there could be a time period, or usage restricted for a maximum number of hubs?

        2. Cagsil profile image60
          Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I'm not sure how it would be handled with regards to the number of times an image, photo or art could be used. Maybe like 50 times, then the image, photo or art would be inaccessible for a period of 2-3 months, then released for usage.

          Not to mention, all images and/or art would follow permitted/rules already in place.

          On a side thought, each person already possesses an album section on their account and if possible, that album might be accessible(nothing else on that person's account would be accessible, just the albums), if the hubber chooses to allow others to use their photos? This way a separate gallery wouldn't be required to be setup.

          Give each hubber the option to make their albums public or private? This might be possible, but not sure.

          Edit: But limit the public access to signed in members only.

          1. Rochelle Frank profile image88
            Rochelle Frankposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Maybe--- but I wouldn't want people using my family photos-- and, I also have a bunch of spot drawings that I have not used in my hubs, which might be useful to someone.

            1. Cagsil profile image60
              Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Hey Rochelle, the photos that are in your albums created on YOUR account have already been put into a hub. You have uploaded the photos to at least one hub. Again, like I said, if you were given the power to make specific albums public or private, then you could share individual albums, but not share others.

          2. Hollie Thomas profile image60
            Hollie Thomasposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Sounds good to me. Would certainly generate a database with a lot more images then users own photos.

  17. Jane@CM profile image60
    Jane@CMposted 5 years ago

    I think its a fun idea.  However, has hubpages changed their minds on letting us photomark our own photos.  I would be interested, if I knew I was being given full credit for my photos, at this time anyone can take my photos and claim them as their own.

    1. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Hey Jane,

      As far as I know, I've seen some hubbers being allowed to use watermarked photos, so long as the production of the photos are truly their own making. You would be best to email Staff and double check. Team@Hubpages.com

  18. Randy Godwin profile image90
    Randy Godwinposted 5 years ago

    Perhaps shutterbugs here on HP could furnish on-demand photos for a small fee if some hubbers needed something from the photographer's area or expertise.  I have loads of wildlife photos I'll never use and take more everyday.  I don't want to give ALL of my photographs away for free though.

    However, I would consider donating SOME of them to a common library here on HP.  Good idea guys!  smile

    1. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you Randy for your input. Much appreciated. smile

  19. Zac828 profile image60
    Zac828posted 5 years ago

    I think this is a great idea, with our writing we need to confirm that it is our own work anyway and the same can be done for any pictures. There are some wonderfully talented photographers/artists on this site who do already share their images, if those could be used for people like me (my camera is broken and I'm running out of my own stock), with a credit then it could be the start of a collaboration between writer and artist, one that could produce further works. I support this totally,

  20. profile image0
    loanyiposted 5 years ago

    No doubt this is a great idea. Supporting it... where do I have to sign? Lol

  21. melbel profile image91
    melbelposted 5 years ago

    This is a really good idea and I have thought of some things.

    If HP were to implement something like this, certain information, like the author's link back (Melanie Shebel, CC-BY, via HubPages) would be attached to the photo and people using it within HP would be unable to remove that, protecting the original author.

    However, I do see some problems with that. Hubbers who don't know about or care about copyright issues could upload pictures as their own and other hubbers would use them. Since HubPages technically condones the usage of that photo via their photo program, where does that put HP legally if someone were to complain or even take legal action? Also, let's say 50 hubbers unknowingly illegally used that photo, does that make them liable? If not, 50 hubbers would still have to replace photos in their hubs if a complaint is made and the picture is thus removed from the system.

    Also, let's say a user uploads a really awesome picture of hmmm a pretty beach scene. Several hubbers may use that photo and it could get to where all the hubs talking about anything beach related are sharing the same pictures. I think this could be boring for the reader. This, of course, would be fixed by a large repertoire of photos.

    On a more positive note, if attribution were to be automatically attached to photos, users might be more apt to think "what's this?" and learn more about legal use for photos, which would actually be helpful to HP.

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image88
      Rochelle Frankposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, the technical people would have to work something out that would  help to protect against misuse.

  22. freecampingaussie profile image51
    freecampingaussieposted 5 years ago

    I have a hub about creative photography & I said people can use my hubs if they have a link back to my hub where they got the photo from .
    I take a lot of photos and use them in forums as well for fun
    http://s3.hubimg.com/u/5540738_f248.jpg

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image88
      Rochelle Frankposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      That's very generous of you-- I'm sure there are many who would share their photos for the same reason, with the same requirements.

 
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