Are there any websites where I can get free photos or pics. I will naturally give credit to the owner of the photo. I tried MorgueFile, its too cumbersome, or am not navigating the site correctly.
This is the guide for you, Vin Chauhun!
Try creativecommons.org they carry a number of links to free images and videos. I hope it is helpful.
There are lots of free-photo sites. I have used these: Wikimedia commons, flickr.com and Pixabay.com. You can also take a look at these: FreeDigitalPhotos.net, cepolina.com, sxc.hu, 4freephotos.com, 4freetextures.com and images.bugwood.org.
Just to be safe also check this out, if you haven't already: http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/legal-image-use
Thanks anatomynotes, i'll check out the regulations first..
Sometimes, it's easier to just take a photo yourself. I know it seems like so much hassle, but it saves time in naming the source etc, plus you can create a photo from the idea in your mind, so to speak.
In terms of taking photos from the net, I have found that not many people have a problem with you using their image, as long as you link to their site in the source.
I really like wikimediacommons and use it for 95% of my hubs. There is so much out there and the attribution process is fairly straightforward. I also really like "List of Public Domain and Free Graphics" from Learn Things Web. I have it bookmarked.
Hubpages recommends using flicker as the have lots of CC licence pics but when I type in a search keyword the pics have nothing to do with it!
Don't forget about Flickr. I have contacted people who have a symbol for 'all rights reserved' on their photos. I explain to them what I would like it for, and offer to put a link back to their photostream. Everyone I have asked with the exception of one man, has said yes. I then copy and paste their agreement (email) into a word document and keep all of those in a folder on my computer.
I feel this is a win-win situation. They get more views for their photo and I get the perfect photo.
I would assume you can use images found on Google Images but make sure to specify where you got them from.
Freedigital photos.net now downloads extra stuff, so you don't know what you are getting. They never did that before, and I don't want to play that game. I have been burned before by little extra things with malware. My good sites are decreasing.
by grousepup 11 years ago
Whitney05 always seems to include great photos in her hubs, and I'm wondering if she has some tips on finding photos, especially dog photos that are free to use. Anyone else who has tips for such free photos, would be appreciated for their advice.Thanks much.
by seamus 12 years ago
I'm curious where you all go to get photos. I used istockphoto.com sometimes and that can get pricey if there's nothing suitable in the half-price bin.For some subjects, I could use my own. For others, it's best to get stock.What good ideas do you have?
by Mary Hyatt 4 years ago
I see Hubs where beautiful photos are used and are from Pinterest. The photos are usually credited as being from Pins. Are we allowed to use those photos??
by markbennis 9 years ago
Hello all, this might seem a stupid one but I still haven't figured it out yet. What is the score with applying photos to your hub, I mean can you just scroll the web and copy any photo you like?? I'm confused.... I understand the video aspect and that's cool embedded Url?? well...
by LindaSmith1 5 years ago
I understand Creative Commons and so forth. The question is about the Free photos that are allowed for commercial use, but they have ISTOCK across the image? ISTOCK is one of several places for free images that do this. Are photos, images like that permitted?
by Carl Richardson 5 years ago
On what website(s) can I get free photos of current, newsworthy events?
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