Where do people get their pictures from?

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  1. The Indexer profile image80
    The Indexerposted 10 years ago

    I have published two hubs in which I used photos that I took myself, but I have seen many other hubs in which it is hard to imagine that the author was also the originator of the pictures included with the text.

    Surely, to download a picture from another site is a breach of copyright? So where are people getting these pictures from if they are not breaking copyright rules?

  2. sevenGEIN profile image51
    sevenGEINposted 10 years ago

    I'd prefer to use my own photos.

  3. bloggerdollar profile image74
    bloggerdollarposted 10 years ago

    Most of those images are under public domain meaning not under any license protection.

    1. The Indexer profile image80
      The Indexerposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Can you tell which images are public domain and which are not, before you use them?

  4. trakker14 profile image54
    trakker14posted 10 years ago

    Pictures posted on public domains are usually up for grabs just rt click on them and save to your document.

  5. chantelg4 profile image80
    chantelg4posted 10 years ago

    If you prefer somehting with a licence attached to it you can search in yahoo creative commons and flickr. Or pay. I've used photostock a few times and it's really cheap, $1 per photo for hubpage type photos. Hope this helps


  6. StefanMDP profile image80
    StefanMDPposted 10 years ago
  7. The Indexer profile image80
    The Indexerposted 10 years ago

    Thanks for your suggestions, guys!

  8. chabrenas profile image58
    chabrenasposted 10 years ago

    Certainly grabbing a copy of an image is less likely to annoy the owner than posting a link to an image on a host whose bandwidth he is paying for (a friend of mine delights in getting his revenge by replacing the linked-to image with something wicked), but it is good netiquette to:

    - give credit to the source. Say where it originated, and post a link to the site
    - better still, contact the owner if you can and ask if he minds you using it in return for credits and a link.

    Don't forget that the image you found may already be in breach of copyright. Plenty of stuff on the net is plagiarised from other sources.

    On balance, I prefer to search for 'public domain images', or 'free images'. Note that 'royalty free' doesn't mean free, it means a one-time charge for unlimited use. 

    I use my own images whenever I can.

  9. sevenGEIN profile image51
    sevenGEINposted 10 years ago

    I know that I'd prefer to be contacted first so I know where all my bandwidth is going =]

    So its definately a good idea. Most people agree to it, and its humbling to see people asking to use your photos ^_^

    chantelg4, are you using photos from Dreamstime? Because I know they're $1 each. Just curious.


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