I'm just getting my Hub-legs as I'm making my way over from Squidoo, and I appreciate your help.
It seems that I have to fix a lot of photo credits that did not format correctly in the transition. (Drat!)
massdistraction via photopin cc
So the question is: How do I properly and legally give photo credit for PhotoPin pictures?
Thanks so much!
Most of those photos are from Flickr. It's easier just to credit Flickr with the photo giving the URL and the credit information in the spaces provided in the photo capsule. Also, you can have more than two links to Flickr on a Hub, which is probably not true for PhotoPin.
Flickr does not create art or photos. The correct way to credit anything there that allows use is to the artist who created the image, using whatever crediting formula listed on the photo. For example, my images would be credited Lisa Vollrath/Creative Commons.
Edited to add:
According to this article in the Learning Center, my corrected attribution for an image with a Creative Commons commercial license on Flickr would be Lisa Vollrath, CC-BY, via Flickr
Yeah, that's what I meant by "giving the URL and the credit information ."
There's more information here:
The art listed on Photo Pin was not created by Photo Pin, or even licensed to them. They are simply aggregating photos from other sites that have a Creative Commons license.
The correct way to credit a photo is always directly to the artist or photographer responsible for creating the work. Click through the thumbnail on Photo Pin, find the originating artist's name, check the rights restrictions, and credit them appropriately.
Thanks for your responses! I did read the learning center information a while back but felt uneasy about not having the "official" HTML credit. But what you're suggesting makes sense -- link to the work on the internet with plain text to cite the author and source. Much appreciated!
If you link from the text capsule, check the "affiliate" to give it a NoFollow link:
This will tell Google not to distribute your Hub's PageRank to the photo site. It also tells Google that you are aware that the content on the photo link is not relevant to the content of your Hub. (Unfortunately, the option is not available if you put the link in the photo capsule.)
If you wish to credit in that format you can put a text box under the photo.
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