I want to use a picture on Flickr and when I click the licensing terms I get this: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
Nice, but does it mean I can or can't use it. Does Flickr or any other commons have a good number of pictures that can be used without paying a fee? Since Hubpages is commercial, I am guessing there isn't a great number of free pictures. If that's the case, I'll just take my own.
Flickr has an advanced search for commercial use images. I use morguefile myself.
I use mainly Ficker Commons and Wikimedia Commons. I also use morguefile and (for veggies or animals) USDA, and I check Wikipedia for images if I get stuck for one. They usually use either CC or public domain pictures. If you look at government sites, pictures taken by government employees are usually public domain. There are a lot of other free picture locations, and very helpful hubs have been written about them.
If you search HubPages for public domain, you'll get a lot of great ideas for both public domain and creative commons picture sites.
by Mary Hyatt 4 years ago
I am reading more and more Hubs where there are beautiful photos, but NO attribution to them. I just read one that clearly has a watermark of the person holding the copyright. When you look at the photos, it is clear they were taken by a professional photographer.What are your thoughts...
by Helen Murphy Howell 6 years ago
What's Your Favourite Free Site For Photographs That Can Be Used For Hubs?
by Brandon Lobo 6 years ago
Hi I wanted to know how to get the attribution link and what name should I enter the persons name??Also how do I know if I'm free to use it or now. When logged out I could see one pic was free to use ... But this pic and all the other pics including the one I saw earlier got nothing on now. Where...
by icv 3 years ago
What are the major free sources of pictures for hubs? How I can use effective pictures in my hubs?
by salt 8 years ago
please if anyone can tell me if there is a correct way to attribute for creative commons.. and if this applies just to flickr or other sources.
by Rahul Parashar 5 years ago
Two of my hubs have been unpublished for using watermarked/pixelated pics. I was wondering, what should I do to avoid this scenario in future? Where should I go to get pics for my hubs?
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