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  1. aviannovice profile image88
    aviannoviceposted 3 years ago

    This has happened before, but I never brought it to anyone's attention, but I am now, due to the quality of my piece.  Yesterday I wrote "An Open and Shut Case of Bad Temper," which does not appear in my profile for In the Spotlight.  Can we correct this, please?

    1. Faith Reaper profile image85
      Faith Reaperposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      That happened to me to when a hub is featured but does not show up in my list to be placed in the highlight spot.  Mine was due to my photo size or something to do with the photo.  I changed out the photo and then it showed up.

      1. aviannovice profile image88
        aviannoviceposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        You were right, I believe.  I tried several, then think I finally got a good pic.

        1. Marisa Wright profile image98
          Marisa Wrightposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          Are you aware that Dreamstime and Shutterstock photos are not free - the reason they have a watermark is that they're copyright, and it's not legal to use them unless you pay.

          1. flycatcherrr profile image77
            flycatcherrrposted 3 years agoin reply to this

            Lots of other sites, too, Deb - photographers have this annoying habit of wanting to make a living from their work. smile   

            Fortunately, most stock images are not very expensive.  For example,  the top image on your Final Vows hub - the one with the Colorbox watermark - can be purchased for use for $12.50 (and they have a "buy three, get one free" deal, too.  But lots of other stock photo services have lower prices, if that is beyond your budget for a photo for a hub.

            There are also a great many places where you can find images to use legally without payment - either licensed for commercial use under the Creative Commons or in the public domain. 

            Best of all, of course, is to use your own photographs - as you've done in many places on your hubs. Some of us are not good photographers, but obviously you've got both excellent skills and good equipment. Your bird photographs are amazing! In fact, you might want to think of selling some of your photos through stock image agencies - from what I've seen, the quality is there! smile

            Meanwhile, on Legal Image Use in general, this page from the HP Learning Center may be helpful : http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/legal-image-use
            Much of what it says will apply to any online use of other people's pics, not just to HubPages, so it's good to brush up on the copyright stuff.

            Hope this helps!

          2. aviannovice profile image88
            aviannoviceposted 3 years agoin reply to this

            No, Marisa, I did not know, but am clear on that now.

        2. Faith Reaper profile image85
          Faith Reaperposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          Deb, here is the link about legal photos.  I found that Pixaby has great photos and no attribution necessary, just type source as Pixaby.  http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/legal-image-use

          Watermarked photos are not acceptable and illegal.

          1. aviannovice profile image88
            aviannoviceposted 3 years agoin reply to this

            Thanks for all your help.  I appreciate the information.

    2. bravewarrior profile image93
      bravewarriorposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Deb, I wonder if it's because you're using a dreamstime photo with a watermark.

      1. aviannovice profile image88
        aviannoviceposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        I've been working with assorted ones.  I think I finally found one that will work.

    3. peachpurple profile image82
      peachpurpleposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      i usually use my own photos or use pixabay

      1. aviannovice profile image88
        aviannoviceposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        I usually use my own pics, too, but I didn't have that Scotsman for my poem.  I did learn about pixaby, though.  Thanks.

 
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