A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words
Yes, It is true and when it is about Blogging, You can not deny this quote. Being a Blogger, If you are not adding images, you’re not only missing out on image search traffic, but you are making your post boring.
Now, one mistake which we frequently make is: We go to images.google.com or Flickr and use our Key phrase to seek out an image, download a particular image and use it on our blog. But do you know that you are legally in trouble?
Legally, you are not allowed to just use any image from the internet on your blog.
If you don’t have permission, using copyrighted images can cause serious legal issues. In particular, if you are earning money from your blog, copyright image holders can file a DMCA complaint, and you can face the consequences.
Wait… I have a solution for this.
Today, I will be guiding you in Using Google Image Search, Flickr to find Royalty Free Blog Images but before that…
What Are Royalty Free Images?
Royalty free Images refers to the refers to the right to use copyright images without the need to pay royalties or license fees for each use or per volume sold or some time period of use or sales.
In other words, You can use a royalty free image on your blog or website without caring for the copyright violation. All you have in order to use an image for commercial purposes is give credit to the original photograph.
How To Use Google Image Search To Find Copyright Free Images?
If you are the one who uses google image search to find relevant images for your blog then this will be beneficial for you. Google’s Advance Image Search Feature let you find the royalty free images in a very easy way.
Using Google Advance Image Search
Let’s take an example…
We will search for the word LOVE and will use one of the royalty free images from the search results.
- Just go to Google Image Search and put your keyword in it.
- Go to Settings below the search box and click on Advanced Image Search under the settings tab. (You can save the advanced image search page in your bookmarks For Future use)
- Now, There are many options, which will let you refine your image search. For example, you can select the size, colour, type of image. The last option is usage rights:, Click on it and select it as per your use.
Click on Advanced search, and you will get lots of image options. Select the image which you want to use, download it on your computer, upload it to your blog or website and you are done 🙂
How To Use Flickr To Find Royalty Free Images?
Flickr is a famous photo sharing website where people showcase their images.
Bloggers, Often use Flickr to have some high-quality images for their blog but even here, we have a number of licensed photos.
To find royalty free images on Flickr that are legally allowed to be used for commercial and non-commercial purposes, we need to search for images with a “Creative Commons (CC) and Commercial Use Allowed” license.
Using Flickr Advance Image Search
- Head on to Flickr.com and type your keyword in the search box.
- Click on the drop-down near “Any license” and select the license as per your use.You are done!!!
If you use the image and do not give a backlink to the original source, you will be using that image illegally.