Image Attributions? Seeking clarification.

  1. Rob Winters profile image84
    Rob Wintersposted 5 years ago

    I've been trying to familiarize myself with proper images usage on hubpages.

    I wish to use images from a site that provides free images.Their 'standard licence' images just require that you attribute the image to the Author and then their site as source.

    e.g  Image courtesy of Author at

    These images are described as royalty free and type of use includes: "Websites (e.g. corporate, for a client, personal, educational and charitable websites; blogs, forums, Facebook pages) " & it also states that: "Our images can be manipulated, edited, have text overlayed, or be combined."

    Reading Hubpages Guide to Proper Image Use on HubPages i gather they require
    Author,Licence,Source attribution format eg, John, CC-BY, Via Site

    Apologies if this is a bit confusing but i want to ensure images fulfill hubpages criteria.

    Is following the attribution guidelines of the site from which i'm getting the images (given the info i've outlined) e.g  Image courtesy of Author at sufficent to satisfy Hubpages Criteria for legally used images on hubs?

    Does the info i reference above sound like their 'Standard Licence' is equivalent to a CC-BY Licence & should i or is it then accurate/required by hubpages to attribute these images as:

    Image courtesy of Author,CC-BY, Via

    My confusion is really about the 'licence' part and hubpages requirement for images to be used legally and whether following the source sites attribution criteria e.g  Image courtesy of Author at which does not reference a licence is ok.

    i want to be clear about this for hubs that i write that i may wish to be eligible for hubpages awards or competitions etc.I believe image use/attribution issues can often be a disqualifying factor.

    Again apologies if i've been a bit confusing here, i have a headache myself after writing this post but would appreciate advice on this so i'll know for future hubs.Thanks Rob.

    1. Liz-reviews profile image59
      Liz-reviewsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Rob
      I spent quite a bit of time reading about this as well as I'm 1 month into Hubpages myself. When you download a photo to use and you go into photo capsule it has spots to copy and paste the URL and give proper attribution for photo in another spot. If its your own photo you put your user name under photo. If something is not complete Hubpages will unpublish your Hub until you correct it and re-submit for publication. Good luck & happy Hubbing!!

    2. Marisa Wright profile image98
      Marisa Wrightposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You are right.  If a photo is legal to use, it's usually offered under a Creative Commons license or similar.  All you have to do is give the photographer's name.  It's polite to include a hyperlink to their website (or photostream if it's Flickr). 

      They don't "require" it, they're just recommending it.