Can You (Legally) Use That Photo?Plus 11 places you can get free photos to use online
Photos have the power to connect emotionally to readers and make your posts stand out
online. But in our share-crazy world most people don't take the time to consider whether or not they have the right
to share an image.+Peg Fitzpatrick
does a great job at explaining the rules
when it comes to sharing images online. You can check out the full post here: http://dustn.ws/14x8L5t
Some major points are:
- Just because a photo is online doesn't mean you have the right to post it elsewhere
- Giving someone a link-back doesn't negate copyright infringement
- Use Google's "Search By Image
to find an images source*
- If you don't have permission to use an image, don't use itSo where can I find FREE images to use?
I'm glad you asked! +Peg Fitzpatrick
also mentions this article, 11 Places You Can Get A Free and Legal Photo for Your Blog
Being a graphic artist, I understand the artists perspective when it comes to this. Being a content creator, I understand the need to find great images quickly and easily.
Hopefully this shines some light on the subject of using images in your online posting and gives you the resources to do it well.Oh, and just in case you're wondering...
The image you see below is a stock photo I've purchased
. ;) #copyright #contentmarketing #socialmedia