Don’t know where to find creative commons images online or how to cite them properly? Read this article and find out everything you need to know!
Creative Commons or CC is a non-profit association created to expand the range of creative works accessible for others to share and build upon legally. The association has released a few copyright-licenses known as CC licenses which are free of charge. The CC licenses let artists to express which rights they reserve and exactly which rights they waive for other creators.
In this article, we will present you the simplest way to get started in your use of Creative Commons images, but first, let’s see why should you use these photos?
As you create, blog or share online, you will want to find some great photos to share with your blog posts or articles. Unless you are completely ready to take your own photos and use them in your social media updates, articles or blog posts, you should be looking for content online.
You can’t just download and use any photo you see on Google. You need to find stock websites and download creative commons images only. All you need to do when using these photos is abide by the license they assign to it.
There are so many great websites with Creative Commons Zero Licence or CC0 license. This means that you are free to use the photos and no one will ask for a permission or attribution.
Flickr is probably one of the best websites out there. On Flickr, you can find amazing photos for all of your articles, website content, and blog posts. It is really easy to find what you are looking for, download it, cite it properly, and use it for your own project.
Open their official website, enter the keywords or the search terms in the window and click “enter” to pull up the results. Once the page displays the photos, scroll down and click the drop-down menu “Any license”. You can click that menu and select the option that says “All creative commons”. After this, the search results will reload and you will be able to see the photos that have been assigned a CC license by their author. Find the photo that works best for you. You can see who created the photo, “fave” the photo, check the CC license, and finally download the photo.
As you can see, it is really simple to find and cite a photo properly. Now that you know how the process goes – go create and share something amazing!
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If you are using images you found online, always make sure you are crediting the original creator or that the image is released under a Creative Commons license. Using images without permission can affect the photographers livelihood! https://t.co/zS9QVIn1AF
— Eileen Walsh (@EileenWalsh101) 12 de febrero de 2018