Photo Attribution Feature for Collages

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  1. healthmunsta profile image86
    healthmunstaposted 5 years ago

    It's easy to give credit for a single image/photo. But what if a hubber makes a collage of 2 or more photos? It becomes a little tricky to properly attribute each of the respective owners of the different photos in your collage.

    We can attribute all the respective photo owners in a separate text box, but it would be very convenient and hassle-free to have a collage photo attribution feature right in the photo capsule.

    Hope we can get such a feature soon! It would be awesome!

    1. Laura Schneider profile image88
      Laura Schneiderposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Great idea! Perhaps something that would work for both collages and really long attributions at the same time... Some of the ones I get with the "new" CC (Creative Commons) rules are really long and ugly and should be made into a footnote not left under the picture messing up the page.

    2. relache profile image81
      relacheposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Are all of the photos you are using licensed for the creation of derivative works?  I know a lot of photographers who do not allow new works (which is what a collage is) to be made from photos they make available on the Internet.

      1. healthmunsta profile image86
        healthmunstaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        I always make sure that the photos I use are "free to use, share or modify."

        Most CC-licenced photos allow you to make adaptations.

    3. Will Apse profile image90
      Will Apseposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It is far better to dig around and find photos that do not need attribution.

      Attribution makes pages look ugly and amateurish (like some kind of school project). It also forces you to link out to sites that are not relevant to your topic which does not help with Google's appraisal of the hub.

      1. Laura Schneider profile image88
        Laura Schneiderposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Excellent points, Will Apse! I generally take all of my own photos--probably 97% of the photos I take myself. I rarely need to go searching for an existing graphic, but when I do they tend to need complex attribution because they're obscure or complex :-(.

        Note that Wikimedia Commons is the best/fastest place I've found to locate re-usable graphics (photos, diagrams, etc.), though many of them require the "CC by..." attributions, which get horribly long. :-(

        Best bet I've found is to take all of your own photos and attribute them to yourself. (I believe an attribution should be required for all graphics, even if that attribution is simply "Public domain.") Cell phone photos are generally high-enough in quality and easy enough to do, too!

        1. healthmunsta profile image86
          healthmunstaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          I would love to get my own photos, but it's not always possible.

          1. Laura Schneider profile image88
            Laura Schneiderposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            Very true, healthmunsta! Getting my own photos is just my ideal/goal. Sometimes a person just has to use photos taken by others that require attribution in order to get just the right point across in the Hub!

      2. healthmunsta profile image86
        healthmunstaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        It's not always possible to dig around and get a suitable picture, and even if you may, the picture may not always be high quality.

        Besides, for some one like me with a slow internet connection, digging around for attribution-free images can take ages. Sometimes looking for suitable pictures can take more time than it actually takes to write the hub.

        Some sites allow you to use their pictures without a link back. This way, you can completely avoid the dreaded linking up and the risk of the links breaking in future.

        I have to agree, though, that attribution can end up making your page looking ugly and unprofessional. But it's still miles better than using photos and leaving out their due credits.


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