Today I have an infographic for you from my friends at Intella in association with the design agency Vound.
Images are, of course, essential for any blog, but you can’t just use any old image you happen to find online. In particular, if you breach the photographer’s copyright you could find yourself with a hefty legal bill.
There are, though, millions of images online that you can potentially use, just as long as you respect any terms the photographer (or agency) has specified. The infographic explains the basic principles that apply here…
Copyright Infringement: Images You Can and Can’t Share on Your Blog
I would just add that on Entrepreneur Writer I use images from various sources, but I am always very careful to respect the photographer’s rights. In some cases I use Creative Commons licensed images (which you can search for here). I also use my own photos, and others that are in the public domain.
Recently I have also been making a lot of use of the Canvakala WordPress plugin. This lets you search for images you can use on your blog from various sources, including Flickr and Pixabay.
You can edit the photos in various ways, and when you come to publish them, any attribution required is automatically inserted. It’s a very cool piece of software – check out my full review here.
Thanks again to Intella/Vound for allowing me to reproduce their excellent infographic. Any comments or questions, of course, please do post them below and I will do my best to answer them!