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Two of my hubs have been unpublished for using watermarked/pixelated pics.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?
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!
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.
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!
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).
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.
One great source for photos with Attribution licenses that can be used free of charge (with proper credit) is foter.com.
by JP Carlos7 years ago
Where do hubbers get pictures they put on their hubs? It's supposed to be their own right? But there are some whose pictures are definitely not theirs. Can we simply cite the URL of the source?
by Mom Kat5 years ago
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by Alicia Bell2 years ago
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by Rajan Singh Jolly6 years ago
Which Sites do you use for downloading images for use in hubs?
by Mary Hyatt4 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...
by Olalekan Abiola8 years ago
Is it important to always include pictures in my articles before publishing? I also want to know if picture tags boost SEO.
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