Where do you get the images you use for your hubs?
Do you use stock photography sites, clip art photos, public domain sites, creative commons sites, photo sharing sites? What do you do to get good photos for your hubs?
I take my own photos and use my own photos - if I don't have a suitable one and really feel the hub needs one, I use a You Tube video. Sxc.hu is a good free stock photo site I've used when needing to supply a web design client with photos, that I don't already have.
I too use my own photos. I am using a Olympus X-920 digital camera for both panoramic and micro photographic images all of which appear on my Hubpages.
All your suggestions are good sources Charles, the thing to keep in mind is that you're ensuring any images are being used legally. For instance sourcing via search engines like Bing and Google could well mean you're using a copyright protected image. Flickr can be a good source as long as you search for creative commons licensed images and properly attribute the creator.
I have a hub on this topic with tips on how to find images that can be legally used and also where to find high quality stock photos for free.
I use Dreamstime (free and paid) and a site called photos8.com.
Always make sure you are not violating any copyrights or usage laws. Be sure the image can be used for commercial use.
And always give credit back to the artist, a link to the original location is fine. I always do this when I get free images.
I think you know all that already but I always remind people. HubPages will remove them if you violate any rules.
Have a great day!
by mommyfreelancer 8 years ago
Or do you really use your own? Some of the images I saw on some of the hubs looked like they were taken off the search engines. Am not very familiar with the policies, and it says that post only images that you have a right to. So I always include the source of the pictures I used from the search...
by Mary Hyatt 3 years ago
I see Hubs where beautiful photos are used and are from Pinterest. The photos are usually credited as being from Pins. Are we allowed to use those photos??
by Janis Leslie Evans 5 years ago
Regarding the latest newsletter about incorrectly crediting images, is it suggested that we take down all images that are not copyrighted or cites "google images" or "microsoft images." Should we, who are guilty, expect a violation email soon? Or worse, get idled?
by markbennis 8 years ago
Hello all, this might seem a stupid one but I still haven't figured it out yet. What is the score with applying photos to your hub, I mean can you just scroll the web and copy any photo you like?? I'm confused.... I understand the video aspect and that's cool embedded Url?? well...
by Sondra Rochelle 3 years ago
With all the changes due to the merger with Squidoo, I thought some of the incoming writers could benefit from a few tips to help them get started with writing here.Pay attention to the little writing guide in the upper right hand corner of your Hub Tool when you are in the edit mode. It will...
by Celina Martin 5 years ago
Just wondering, is it necessary to mention source link while using photos from search engines. And, if I do will it be beneficial for my hub or not?
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