What Are Some Websites I Can Go To Use Photos Legally?
I want to inbed some photos into my articles and I want to know what the best websites are for this and how I can do this legally.
I am using FreeDigitalPhotos.net. As long as you specify the source, you can use their pictures (the small ones).
Here is a pretty extensive list of websites by Wikipedia with royalty-free images for legal use on InfoBarrel. I would still check terms and conditions though on each (although I am pretty paranoid over stuff like this).
http://www.sxc.hu/ and http://www.morguefile.com/ are free sites. You still have to read the information on terms from each picture as these are individual contributors. Some contributors and some sites want attribution when you use them. I always click on the contributor as well, sometimes there are requests for an email with a link when you use a picture.
Can I give you a bit of advice? For every picture I downloaded, I created a table document, described it, added the link, type of terms, contributor names, special requests, like email contributor, when and where I used it.
The one important thing I did not do was print that document or keep the pictures and the document on a CD. When my old computer went down, I lost all those pictures and information. Next time that won't happen.
Economist,I just researched Wikipedia and thank you so much!There seemed to be a ton of pictures on it that I can use and I will be definintely be using some of them and thanks again!
Hello and Welcome to IB.
I understand that there are free to use pictures on the web but I will suggest making yourself get use to taking your own pictures and uploading them to the web. At least learn how to upload them to Facebook then save it to your computer to use in your articles.
I use to use pictures from the web then I spent hours taking many down in the fear of using non free pics. I don't take the best pics but I never have to worry about copyright.
Just a heads up from someone who has learned along the way.
Silver and Gold,thank you for your wonderful links and I just researched them and I found some pictures that I can definintely use in my articles and thank you again!
Homebaseincome,thank you for your sound advice and I will start to upload my own pictures and you are right;I would not have to worry about copyright and thank you for giving me a heads up.
I love art.com, you just have to link back to art.com through the pic. You can download the pic and just link it manually. It is an affiliate link but don't expect to earn anything from it.
Microsoft give you thousands of images at http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/images/??lc=en-us All are copyright free. You need to install Microsoft Silverlight (FREE) to use al the images
Big fan of sxc.hu! I am creating a Dutch flower website, works like a charm ;)
Adragast,I researched this website last night and I found a lot of pictures that I can use and thank you for the heads up!
Wikipedia! Most photos are available to the public, but be sure to click on the image first to be sure. Not all are, but most of them are.
I checked out this website and it was very helpful adragast and thank you for sharing your knowledge!
Thank you philtrate for this great information!
Godfather25,I browsed through some of the Wikipedia photos and they were very impressive and thank you for sharing your knowledge!
Also, US Government images are often public domain. Specifically, images produced by Federal employees as part of their job.
I never knew about that one, Phil! Thank you!
Thank you Phil!
Thank you Phil!
Thank you egdcltd!