Are you trying to find images for your artist blog? This infographic, Can You Use That Image for Your Art Blog, will help you to understand how to use copyrighted images for your art blog and art website.
Can You Use That Image for Your Art Blog [Infographic]
As an artist, you know the importance of images. An image can tell an entire story without using one word.
You also know the importance of adding images to your blog and social media posts.
It has been proven that blog posts receive more engagement and shares that have images over posts with just text.
The problem is that you will be writing more blog posts than you have of original artwork.
Many artists struggle with lack of time, so going out and staging subjects to photograph is out of the question.
So what do you do?
Where can you find images that you can use for your blog legally?
As an artist who sells art online, you know the risks of uploading your artwork online for people to view. You can take extra measures to protect your images by resizing them and adding a watermark, but the risks are still there.
The good news is that it is illegal to copy and use images without permission. The laws protect your artwork as well as the photographers who are also trying to make a living.
There are ways you can use images online and this infographic courtesy of Samantha Lile will help you to understand how to legally use copyrighted images.
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Samantha’s original post Can I Use That Image? How to Legally Use Copyrighted Images covers some important information on different licenses. Take some time to read over this important information.
Types of Image Licenses:
- Flat Fee
- Rights Managed
- Royalty Free
- Creative Commons Licenses
- CC BY – attribution
- CC BY – SA – attribution, share-alike
- CC BY – ND _ attributions, noderivs
- CC BY – NC – attribution, non-commercial
- CC BY – NC – SA – attribution, non-commercial, share-alike
- CC BY – NC – ND – attribution, non-commercial, noderivs
(note there is a CCO License – free for personal and commercial use, no attribution required.)
CCO License Sites:
Pexels and Pixabay are two sites that have thousands of images under the CCO license.
- The pictures are free for personal and even for commercial use.
- You can modify, copy and distribute the photos.
- All without asking for permission or setting a link to the source. So, attribution is not required.
Before using any images from these sites or any other sites be sure to take the time to read the license and terms and conditions.
Images are important for your content marketing strategy. Protect yourself and your business. Make sure the images you are using are not infringing on any copyright laws.
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