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Is it difficult for you to find public domain pictures to upload on hubpages?

  1. diplorging profile image79
    diplorgingposted 5 years ago

    Is it difficult for you to find public domain pictures to upload on hubpages?

    Which sites do you use?

  2. junkseller profile image85
    junksellerposted 5 years ago

    I often use photos from Flickr. In their search feature you can choose the option of only looking for photos that have a creative commons license. Check the commercial button as well if you are making money. I also read the photographer's  profile to see if they have any specific requests. Sometimes they just like to have a heads up when you use their photo.

    1. diplorging profile image79
      diplorgingposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, I tryed it and found some great photos there, but i'm not sure how to use it, should I download it and then upload or what...

    2. junkseller profile image85
      junksellerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Ya, I just download and then upload. Copy the URL to the "Source URL" box and put the photog's name in the "Name of Source". I usually put "PhotographerX on Flickr" and, if present, add the photograph's title in the Caption box and the CC license.

  3. Jenn-Anne profile image84
    Jenn-Anneposted 5 years ago

    I try to always use my own pictures if at all possible. Otherwise I use wikimedia commons. I can usually find a picture that will work with my hub but it really depends on the subject matter.

  4. nochance profile image92
    nochanceposted 5 years ago

    This article from the Learning Center has a great list of places to get free pictures as well as how to cite those pictures properly to avoid getting into trouble. Even if you think you're doing everything right you should read it. I thought I was citing things properly but it turns out I was missing a few things.

    That being said it's best to use your own pictures. Use ones from free sites as placeholders but try to get your own if possible. Most phones take really great pictures and digital cameras are pretty cheap.

  5. NateB11 profile image94
    NateB11posted 5 years ago

    I'm pretty new, but so far I've found what I need at Wikimedia Commons, otherwise I use my own pictures. Probably the more I write, the more sources I will need.

  6. littlepiggy profile image60
    littlepiggyposted 5 years ago

    I use my own pictures, stock.xchng (, morgueFile (, and Flickr (searching for Creative Commons licensed photos -- note, you should attribute and specify the type of license).

    I'm glad I stumbled onto this question -- I've never used Wikimedia Commons! Looks pretty sweet.

  7. Haunty profile image82
    Hauntyposted 5 years ago

    Mostly, I just use Flickr or Wikimedia Commons depending on what sort of Hub I need images for. But here is a Hub that contains a longer list towards the end. … n-Hubpages

  8. pals002 profile image59
    pals002posted 5 years ago

    I usually use pictures from Wikimedia Commons, Flickr or and will place attribution below the photos.