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What is the easiest way to put information to attribute a photo into your hub?

  1. profile image72
    ElleBeeposted 5 years ago

    What is the easiest way to put information to attribute a photo into your hub?

    I've just been putting a little description link under the photo - but it seems there is an "official" way to attribute the picture that I'm missing out on. I want to go back through and make sure I only have properly attributed photos - and I really want to learn this before I consider signing up for the apprentice program.

  2. Denise Handlon profile image89
    Denise Handlonposted 5 years ago

    Elle-the best suggestion I have for you is to go to the Learning Center and review the tutorial there.  The HP team has created lessons with visuals to review and apply.  Best to you...this is something I too am often puzzled about.  smile

  3. Sinea Pies profile image77
    Sinea Piesposted 5 years ago

    I don't know about easiest but I tend to place it in a text block at the end of the article with the title of the photo and where it came from.  Often I include a link to the site and I always set it to open in a new window so that my readers stay on the page. Don't want to lose them! smile

  4. AlexK2009 profile image91
    AlexK2009posted 5 years ago

    When you upload or edit a photo there are fields you can put in a source. I think that is the best way to do it, as it then appears in the Hub under the photo,.

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      ElleBeeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Okay! That is exactly what I was looking for! I somehow missed where you put the source in, then was just adding the info in myself underneath - htought I was missing something and you confirmed that was the case. Many thanks.

  5. Daisy Mariposa profile image86
    Daisy Mariposaposted 5 years ago


    The HubPages Learning Center is the best source for answers to questions such as yours.

    You might want to read *A Guide to Proper Image Use on HubPages*...

    1. Millionaire Tips profile image93
      Millionaire Tipsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I found this Learning Center article very helpful as well.  It is the first lesson of the Apprentice program.

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      ElleBeeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Okay thank you. I use the learning center alot, but hadn't seen this article. Thanks.

  6. Goody5 profile image67
    Goody5posted 5 years ago

    What you are doing ElleBee is fine, but you can also enter a source on your photo capsule if you would like. I hope this helps. Keep on hubbing  smile

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      ElleBeeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah.... I somehow missed the source part on the photo capsule. I knew there had to be an easy place like that too put it in smile

  7. isenhower33 profile image79
    isenhower33posted 5 years ago

    The best way is to take the pictures yourself, I know you can't always do this, but the more pictures you have on your hub with links to other sites the more it cuts down on the juice(as they call it)to your hub. Taking your own pictures is a way to cut down on that smile

  8. jellygator profile image91
    jellygatorposted 5 years ago

    The easiest way I've found that meets the apprentice program's standards is this:


  9. cam8510 profile image95
    cam8510posted 5 years ago

    I use a lot of wikimedia photos.  Many are public domain or have attribution information stated clearly.  I put the source which is usually a person's name and then the website source they provide.  If there is no website provided, I use the wikimedia web address.  For Google, after looking for watermarks, I check to see if it states that the photo is copyrighted.  If not, I copy the web address provided.  Occasionally when I do that, a message pops up that it is copyrighted.  If not, I use it and use the web address provided for my source.   In the photo capsule,  there are two places for source information.  In the top one, I put a name or public domain.  In the second one I put a website address.  So far I haven't had an issue except once when what I thought was a lock of hair on a woman's face turned out to be a watermark.  ooops.