Royalty-free images on Pinterest

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  1. k2khan profile image72
    k2khanposted 17 months ago

    Dear guys!
    Hope you are doing well!
    I have a question, please let me know if all images on Pinterest are royalty-free or how do i know which ones are free to use.

    1. theraggededge profile image97
      theraggededgeposted 17 months agoin reply to this

      No, they aren't. Use sites like Pixabay, Pexels, and Unsplash. Also read the article in the Learning Center regarding the legal use of images.

      HubPages is a commercial site so all images must have a license suitable for commercial use. Don't use an image unless you have established the license or have specific permission from the owner.

      It's a minefield... writers have been sued for unlawful use.

    2. Miebakagh57 profile image68
      Miebakagh57posted 17 months agoin reply to this

      Pinterest isn't a free photo site like Unplash or Pixabay. You've to be very careful.

    3. dylananthony4u profile image44
      dylananthony4uposted 17 months agoin reply to this

      I noticed in the guide it says we can use images in public domains. What does public domain mean?

      1. k2khan profile image72
        k2khanposted 17 months agoin reply to this

        I think Public domain images are royalty free.

      2. theraggededge profile image97
        theraggededgeposted 17 months agoin reply to this

        It means that they are in the public domain and are fine for anyone to use.  Like old books and songs out of copyright.

        Some Wikipedia images are PD, but, again, you have to check each one by clicking on the image. Or try searching for sites that host PD images.

        Your best bet is to look for Creative Commons images on the sites suggested previously.

        Have you looked at Unsplash yet? You are pretty much safe with anything there. Same with Pexels and Pixabay. Though, I have heard of people uploading photos they have no right to. I've never had a problem with any of those.

        Remember to attribute the source in the image capsules and include a live link.

        1. Miebakagh57 profile image68
          Miebakagh57posted 17 months agoin reply to this

          Bev, thank you. That found me well.

    4. jericho911 profile image58
      jericho911posted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

      It is impossible with the A.I. generators out there to fully know what is and is not a copyright.  There are many of these sites that let you create your own images but they are all considered public and have zero licensing to them.  People go to places like Pinterest and grab designs all the time for places like Cafepress since the designs have no protection.  Image searches will sometimes show tons of links to the same Print-on-Demand sites.  It's all a crap shoot now.

  2. Jodah profile image92
    Jodahposted 17 months ago

    You have no way of knowing if any images on Pinterest are free to use. It is best to avoid using any from there unless you can track the original source and find out if free use is allowable.

    1. theraggededge profile image97
      theraggededgeposted 17 months agoin reply to this

      It's impossible. I have had artwork pinned that lead back to completely unrelated websites.

  3. k2khan profile image72
    k2khanposted 17 months ago

    Thank you for help!
    But i noticed many writers continue to use pinterest images in their articles then how is this possible?

    1. theraggededge profile image97
      theraggededgeposted 17 months agoin reply to this

      It's always possible, but as a professional, you shouldn't emulate them however tempting it is smile

      HubPages does not police images; it's up to the writer to stay within copyright laws.

  4. Isivwe Muobo profile image73
    Isivwe Muoboposted 17 months ago

    Images on Pinterest aren't royalty-free. They've been pinned there by people looking to drive traffic to their sites.

    @theraggededge has given some sites where you can get images for free but just to add to the list, here are a few more to check:

    - Freestock. org
    - Freeimages. com
    - Freephotos. cc
    - Picspree

  5. EricDockett profile image96
    EricDockettposted 17 months ago

    Also, be aware that Flickr images are not necessarily usable for our purposes here. You need to check the license.

    If I were you, I'd go through every article I'd written so far and make sure I am using images legally.

    1. k2khan profile image72
      k2khanposted 17 months agoin reply to this

      Get it "EricDockett." I want to know if the pictures on the flickr which can be downloaded for free are royalty free images?

      1. theraggededge profile image97
        theraggededgeposted 17 months agoin reply to this

        Each image on Flickr has license information. You have to check them individually.

        https://creativecommons.org/licenses/

        For example:


        https://hubstatic.com/16226372.jpg

  6. k2khan profile image72
    k2khanposted 17 months ago

    Thank you all for your kind help❤️

    1. Miebakagh57 profile image68
      Miebakagh57posted 17 months agoin reply to this

      You can even capture your own images or photos.                                                I did that for years before landing on a free photo website. Just make the pictures stuning and stellar.

  7. k2khan profile image72
    k2khanposted 17 months ago

    It's very helpful, thank you Bev G and all my hubpages fellows ♥️

  8. Miebakagh57 profile image68
    Miebakagh57posted 6 weeks ago

    Better safe capturing your stunning and stella images.                                 But whether free photo sites like Unplash, and Pixabay, have start using AI to generate images that I don't know.                               When that happen,  the first to know among us will inform us.

    1. theraggededge profile image97
      theraggededgeposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

      There are tons of AI images on the free photo sites.

      1. Miebakagh57 profile image68
        Miebakagh57posted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

        Much thamks. But how does these AI photos affect our articles under hubpages?

        1. theraggededge profile image97
          theraggededgeposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

          Not sure I understand... how could they affect your articles unless you use them?

          In any case, I'm not sure if HP bans the use of them. Unlike AI text-generating, it wouldn't make sense to do so.

          1. Miebakagh57 profile image68
            Miebakagh57posted 5 weeks agoin reply to this

            Bev, much thanks again.

          2. eugbug profile image96
            eugbugposted 5 weeks agoin reply to this

            Some info here in the Learning Centre. The only guidelines seem to be that we need to check whether they can be used commercially and the image generator needs to be attributed.

            https://hubpageshelp.com/content/Learni … -image-use

            1. theraggededge profile image97
              theraggededgeposted 5 weeks agoin reply to this

              Good to know. Thanks. I should probably read those guidelines again as things have changed with all the AI stuff.

            2. Miebakagh57 profile image68
              Miebakagh57posted 5 weeks agoin reply to this

              Many thanks to eugbug too.

  9. PaulGoodman67 profile image96
    PaulGoodman67posted 6 weeks ago

    Pinterest is the place where the copyright of image ownership went to die. There seems to be virtually no policing.

  10. psycheskinner profile image83
    psycheskinnerposted 5 weeks ago

    People may be using images they added to Pinterest themselves, after checking whether they are able to be used commercially

    Also, be careful about the term "royalty-free" as it includes work you need to pay a single fee to use (just not volume fees).  What you need is copyright-free or CC-commercial use permitted.

 
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