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Where should I get the pics for my hubs?

  1. wowtgp profile image60
    wowtgpposted 4 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    Two of my hubs have been unpublished for using watermarked/pixelated pics.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?

    1. Simone Smith profile image88
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      We offer a bunch of recommendations (plus information on attributing sources) in this Learning Center guide: hubpages.com/learningcenter/legal-image-use

      Please do give it a look! big_smile

      1. wowtgp profile image60
        wowtgpposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks. Gonna give it a look.

  2. psycheskinner profile image80
    psycheskinnerposted 4 years ago

    Basically the pictures have to be available for you to use.  Try:
    http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page
    http://www.sxc.hu/
    http://foter.com/

  3. relache profile image86
    relacheposted 4 years ago

    You can also consider taking your own pictures.

    1. wowtgp profile image60
      wowtgpposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I know that:)

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        Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I bet you meant "thank you." lol

        1. wowtgp profile image60
          wowtgpposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          You nailed it.

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            Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Yay me!

    2. Zelkiiro profile image85
      Zelkiiroposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      This. I usually grab my own screenshots from the things I review, but sometimes you've just gotta find those places where pictures are put up for the express purpose of being used.

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        Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Everyone do what Zelkiiro says... he's got a 100 rating.

  4. CloudExplorer profile image78
    CloudExplorerposted 4 years ago

    Go to Flickr and type "The Commons" they are the safest bet there, because none of them have a copyright at all, and you don't have to decipher the difference between any having digital strings attached. Also go to the Flickr Creative Commons location too as well, but you'll be needing to look on the right side of the screen for how and if those images are allowed to be used. (Make sure to provide a link back to these locations if anything at all, for attribution purposes)

    Wikipedia is tricky, you need to read up on each images license there, and the ones that are in the public domain are the safest. Simply type a keyword there, look for an image and click it, then look towards the bottom somewhere there for the attribution license agreement, and follow it precisely or you may still be infringing on others copyrights if not. Good luck!

    1. wowtgp profile image60
      wowtgpposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks .

  5. surefire profile image69
    surefireposted 4 years ago

    @psycheskinner
    Thanks for sharing free picture resources.

  6. R Creighton G profile image60
    R Creighton Gposted 4 years ago

    Good info.  I always walk on eggshells when searching for images.  I once used a picture I'd saved that resembled one of my own on another forum, and then had the error pointed out in the same thread by the original photo's owner (and she only teased me about it, but it was embarrassing).

  7. lovebuglena profile image93
    lovebuglenaposted 4 years ago

    It's best to use your own pictures... or ones from your friends. You can use images on Google but you run the risk of ending up using pics that you are not allowed to use. You can search on royalty free websites for images as well. You don't have to worry about using those.

  8. Brett Winn profile image89
    Brett Winnposted 4 years ago

    One great source for photos with Attribution licenses that can be used free of charge (with proper credit) is foter.com.

    1. wowtgp profile image60
      wowtgpposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks for the source.

    2. wowtgp profile image60
      wowtgpposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks for the source.

    3. R Creighton G profile image60
      R Creighton Gposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Excellent.  Thanks!

 
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