1. Download image on device.
2. Save photo
3. Upload to hub pages photo capsule on your article.
Ok I got this part down. I know you don't have to attribute the photo, but what do I put for the source and URL? Just leave it blank?
I just write 'Pixabay' and leave the link section blank.
That's why I'm asking you. So for the source just type pixabay? Yes or no?
There is no right or wrong option. Put Pixabay or public domain or nothing, as you prefer.
All public domain pictures are there to use however you like. You can crop them, write on them, include them in collages etc etc.
No need to attribute, if you do not want to.
As theraggededge pointed out, you need to check that they really are public domain, first. Pixabay is a safe source. Creative commons is reasonable to rely on, too.
Attribute them how you like on HP, since the attributions are hidden from search engines anyway. Just write for the reader.
So the steps are:
1. Download photo and save.
2. Upload photo to hubpages capsule on your article
3. Click save
That's all I have to do?
That's about it. I would write a caption, obviously.
No need for a Pixabay account, but if get one, you can download big, high-resolution versions of the pictures. This allows you to crop out a small detail that might be perfect for your page without it being blurry.
Since the photos are public domain you do not to attribute them at all if you don't want to. Too many instances of the word 'pixabay' on a page is not good SEO, as honest as it is.
And up until now, I have took my own photos and people on facebook has asked me to use their photos so I know how to source the pictures from facebook. Just not from these sites. I'm used to sourcing the photos and now I'm confused. So I don't put anything in those spots?
Well, I sort of agree that if you mention 'Pixabay' too often it looks a bit cheap. However, it's a great resource, and I think mentioning it once on an image or perhaps at the bottom of the page "All images courtesy of Pixabay" is fine. After all, your readers neither know or care who or what Pixabay is. Don't forget Pexels too, although they mostly have the same images.
Do your source pexels photos the same as you would with pixabay?
Yep, the sites are very similar and provide free images in the same way. You can find out all the info on the sites themselves.
While we are happy to answer your queries, as a writer you should be prepared to do your own research. I say this in the nicest possible way, of course
What about Wikimedia commons images in public domain.
I know wikimedia if you click on the pictures all of it should be under the picture and only use if its public domain right?
You have to source them as they are not always in the Public Domain. Creative Commons Licensed is not the same as PD. Click on the image, it will take you to a page with the source information.
Pixabay clearly states on its homepage that all photos are CC-O. (See my post below.)
I'm replying to this query by Sanjay:
"What about Wikimedia commons images in public domain."
If you go to the top of the page and click on 'Chronological' you can see who is replying to whom. The threads are much easier to follow then.
You do not *have* to attribute these photos, but I like to at least put "Public Domain" in the source (with no URL), so that my readers know that I use best practices around photos. I think it is important to be a trusted resource, and when I see unattributed photos on an article, part of me always wonders if the author actually had the rights to use it.
If you really want to link back to the URL on Pixabay where the photo came from, you can do so. The license would be CC-0: https://creativecommons.org/share-your- … omain/cc0/
So you would type: CC-O Pixabay for the source right? yes or no?
And what would you type for the url? Just leave it blank? Sorry if I'm asking too many questions. I don't want to get in trouble.
That's ok. I leave URL blank completely. I put "Public Domain" in the "source" box. You shouldn't get in trouble for that. But if you want to do the CC format attribution, it would be:
"Author/photographer name, CC-0, via Pixabay"
ok thank you that's what I wanted to know. Now I have one more question: Do you have to create an account with pixabay in order to use the photos on their website?
If a site says you can use their images free without attribution, that's what it means - you don't have to put anything in the Source or Source URL boxes if you don't want to. Personally, like RaggedEdge, I like to put "Pixabay" in the Source box (leaving the URL blank), as a small thankyou to Pixabay and also so I remember where I got the photo from.
No, you don't need an account on Pixabay but you may find it easier if you do have one - if you don't, it tends to annoy you with pop-ups asking you to join.
By the way, speaking of annoying - these forums are quiet. If you start a thread and don't get an answer, it's because no one is available right this minute to answer it. Posting the same question again in a new thread isn't going to help. We're all volunteers here so don't expect instant answers, and please do make an effort to find out the answer yourself first. If you had read Pixabay's FAQ you would have found the answer, for instance.
See I didn't know that because no one told me until now. Sorry if I'm asking so many questions but as a newbie, I don't want to get in trouble for not attributing pictures the right way. For now I have all my questions answered. Thank you for dealing with me.
Also, when you download the photo from wherever, give it a filename that is the same, or similar to, the title of your hub. It helps when people are looking for keywords on image searches.
Not sure this helps on HP because all images are processed to lowish medium resolution for loading speed considerations and renamed.
The caption is the image search keyword place. But I wouldn't overdo keywords in image captions.
Ok thank you both for helping me. I'm new you know, I have some hubs published but I just want to make sure I do it all the right way and not get in trouble. Thank you
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