Hello, happy new year, thanks in advance for helping me out. I'm new here, and I would like to ask, where do you guys get your photos? Hubpages clearly stated that we need to use original photos? But, I'm not a photographer nor have any budget to purchase photos whatsoever. I'm wondering, what if I do Screen cap? Will that be okay?
Wikimedia Commons is a good place to start. Flickr is good but you have to know how to search for the photos that are legal to use. There's also pixabay and, as already mentioned, morguefile. There are other ways to find photos you can use, but those are good starting points.
Do you have a phone? Most phones are equipped with a camera that will capture a great shot. You can send the photo to yourself via email or to social media, then use it to enhance your postings. Original photos are easy and free. Otherwise, try the Wikimedia Commons Images and when you check on the detail be sure that the image is free to use.
Best of luck to you and welcome. Hope to see some hubs from you.
This is a good point here. And with most recent day iPhones you don't even have to email them to yourself - For Windows users: Connect iPhone, go into My Computer, and you should see your iPhone connected to the computer. You should be able to go into it, and they'll be in a folder - silly me I forgot the name - but it starts with a D. If you find the right one your photos should be in there as .jpgs, and you can easily copy them from your iPhone to your computer from there.
I prefer to use my own photos or photos from my archives at the library I run but I do occasionally get them from online searches.
If you look on the slider in my profile, you'll find a Hub about how to use photos legally in your Hubs and where to find them.
You've gotten some great responses here. This list is also a nice place to start for finding free images you can use on Hubs.
As for using screen shots, some may be covered under Fair Use, but it's usually safer to use your own photos, or photos you know for sure are free to use and legally available.
You can get images from public domain websites. There are many public domain image websites available in the internet, search a suitable image and use it here. Hoping this will help you. Thanks...
You don't need to make your own photographs. You do not to have the legal right to use the photos you post. For example those in the public domain or posted for use at Foter, morguefile etc.
You would have to have the legal right to use whatever you were screencapping, or be covered by fair use doctrine. How you capture the image is not really the issue, but whether you have the right to display it online.
Search for images like photos of dogs, then go to advanced search and select free to use,even commercially. These are usually safe to use. However the best site so far that I have seen is Pixabay. 90% of their images are categorized as public domain.
simplest way is to avoid copyrighted images, avoid graphics etc
I do not have a camera and use Wikimedia Commons most of the time as my first choice. They list below the photos (enlarged views) whether they are free to share, which most of them are. Go to the following link:
http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/lega … d_14267249
The list that shows photo sites to choose from which HP accepts. Halfway down you will see Wikimedia - click on that to read about their site.
On more thing, when you see the copyright look for the terms. Most start with the letters CC followed by what the author's will allow.
CC-BY 2.0-=all you need is to list the credit
CC- BY-NC 3.0= you may use it but not on HP if you have adds or Amazon,Ebay capsules
CC- BY-ND 3.0= means that you can use it but cannot alter the image
Do not worry about the numbers.
BY= by line
The HP learning link given by The Examiner-1 explains more about each series of letters.
I've written two hubs on getting images for use here on HubPages. You'll find both hubs on the Carousel in my profile.
My list would be: Unsplash, Wikimedia Commons, Pixabay.com, MorgueFile, freedigitalphotos.net and Death To The Stock Photos. All their images are free but have different licenses. My hubs detail what licenses they have.
Good luck! :-)
Welcome to HubPages, Jadeofheart.
I use Wikipedia for photos that are in Public Domain or Creative Commons. Just click on a photo or image you like and when the large image comes up, click on "More Details" to get the license information. If it is in Public Domain or Creative Commons, you can use it for your hubs. Just make sure to include credit in the photo capsule in your hub when entering.
http://pixabay.com/ is also a site with free images. Bing Images is a good place to find photos. When you go there, enter a category and search the images for one you like . However, it is time consuming to find a free image there. You have to go to the original source for license information.
Good luck and best wishes with your hubs.
I have found some photos over the years, from government sites, too. Most of them are in the public domain. Often, I find I photo I would like to use, on someone's website. I ask permission to use it, and everyone so far has said I could, with attribution.
Morguefile (free photos) and Wikimedia Commons are my favorites.
You know, I see a lot of hubbers who use morguefile and I have never tried it. I should check that out. Thanks for the mention.
My first choice is always Pixabay. Second is Flickr. I like Flickr more because it is much easy to sort out photos which you can legally use (even commercially). The advanced search tool of Flickr allows you to search for only CC photos which can be used even for monetizing.
Other than my own photos, I use Creative Commons. Make sure you check the boxes for Commercial Use. Be careful with using share-alike as the rules are tricky with those sometimes. Also, I would be careful using photos with identifiable people in them unless you know they signed a release. The same goes for photos of items with brand names as sometimes they're trademarked.
The information here is very helpful. Thanks again you guys, I now have numerous options to look for a photo.
I am new also. I have been nervous not knowing what kind of photos to use. This discussion is helpful for me also. Thank you for opening it. I have used freedigitalphotos, like Uzochukwu Mike talked about. I get kind of confused on Wikimedia Commons. Maybe this is because I am new to the site. I will also try to take a picture on my phone and send to my email like PegCole17 mentioned. Thanks so much! DawnM
Some suggested free digital photos in some forum posts.
MorgueFile is my favorite place to go for free photos. Another site is 123rf.com Many of their photos are free, but for a small fee (pennies), you can purchase their outstanding photos. I do like Pixabay, too. I notice some people use a photo from Pinterest.....I wonder if that is permissible??
Lately I am loving Pixabay's photos. If you are doing a recipe or craft project article though it is best to use your own photos as this makes your article much more reputable. I did up an article on where to get free pictures, clip art etc and how to use these. It is in my profile highlight if you would like to check out the sites I use. A good one for animal photos is US fish and Wildlife digital library. Images are donated to the public domain so free for your use. There are lots of great spots for photos.
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