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Posting pictures found on the internet
« on: April 25, 2012, 09:22:33 PM »
The short: Can we post pictures on our website that we find on Google images?

The long: I am writing a post, and want to use a word picture that our mental processes are like a cow path in a pasture. We use the same processes over and over again, until it becomes a habit. Similar to the way a herd of cows will carve a groove in the earth using the same path to get to the water tank or feed trough. So I used Google images for "cow path" to illustrate my point.

Can I use the pictures I find on the internet to post in my own blog? What's the protocol? I don't have any pictures of cow paths stored on my hard drive. Thanks,
Tim

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Re: Posting pictures found on the internet
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2012, 09:37:59 PM »
Here is an answer I wrote 4 years ago.  Towards the end is a link to how to do what you want with flickr creative commons.

http://www.connectsimply.com/blog/adding-google-images-to-blog/

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Re: Posting pictures found on the internet
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2012, 04:33:26 PM »
I'm not going to get into a legal discussion because I am not a lawyer.

However I can tell you as a business owner there are plenty of legitimate ways to license content to post.

1. BigStockPhoto / iStockPhoto
These photo web sites allow you to license images. Price is based the size of the photo (a small photo for putting on your web site will be cheaper than a high res one for print). Price is also based on the license. If you just want to use the image on your web site or if you want to use it for a product you'll be selling (like a t-shirt design.) Prices typically range from $1-$5 for an average photo.

(I use BigStockPhoto all the time. I have an affiliate link if you want :)

2. Getty Images

Subscription based site. As long as you stay a member you can use as many photos from their site as you want.
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Re: Posting pictures found on the internet
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2012, 10:19:53 AM »
I've been using some pictures from morguefile.com.  Unless I'm missing some very fine print, all or most of their stuff is free to use without charge.  They also have a pay site, and if you can't find what you're looking for on morguefile.com they will offer to let you search the pay site.

Hope this helps,
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Re: Posting pictures found on the internet
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2012, 10:37:29 AM »
I am now using Flickr advanced search for Creative Commons!
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