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Which is the best source to get pics for your article?

  1. gags3480 profile image71
    gags3480posted 5 years ago

    Which is the best source to get pics for your article?

    I usually use my own pics but when I need it from the web, which source shall I use ?

  2. Ceres Schwarz profile image21
    Ceres Schwarzposted 5 years ago

    You can find lots of pictures that you can use from the web. But you have to make sure that you are legally allowed to use these pictures. Pictures that you can legally use are the ones in the public domain and the ones that have creative commons licenses. For creative commons licenses, the ones with attribution (CC:BY), share-alike (CC:BY-SA) and no-derivs (CC:BY-ND) are the ones that you can use. You can also use the ones that are non-commercial but only if your hub isn't commercial. Pictures that don't have licensing information usually means they're copyrighted and therefore cannot be used.

    You can find pictures that you can use from sites like flickr, Wikimedia Commons and pixabay. You can also check the HubPages learning center guide on proper image use for more information. Here's the link - http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/legal-image-use . Hope this helps.

    1. gags3480 profile image71
      gags3480posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thx Ceres. That was helpful.

    2. Suhail and my dog profile image90
      Suhail and my dogposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      All my hubs are non-commercial, i.e. I am not here to earn. Can I then have any picture available from the net and just provide a link to it, which is like a credit as well?

    3. Ceres Schwarz profile image21
      Ceres Schwarzposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      @Suhail- The Creative Commons license also has a non-commercial version (CC:BY-NC, CC:BY-NC-SA, CC:BY-NC-ND), which you can only use if you're not earning anything here. Check out the learning center guide on image use for more information.

  3. janshares profile image97
    jansharesposted 5 years ago

    I seem to find more free pics that are legal to use on morguefile and photopin. They have the creative commons license url that tells you it's legal to use. You need to put that url under your pic to show the source.

    1. gags3480 profile image71
      gags3480posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      ok. Thx a lot janshares.

 
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