Are Your Images Free To Use?

Johannesburg, South Africa
October 25, 2017 10:04am CST
I have no idea if I am supposed to credit where I get my images from. I see some people do and others do not. Some of the images I use belong to me. The other images that I use come from two sites. Pixabay and Pexels. I look for images that are free to use and do not have a copy write on. The image I used for my discussion about Bunny Chow came from Wikipedia which was also a free to use image. Where do you get your images from and are we supposed to credit the images? I have read through the terms and conditions and the guidelines, and have not seen anything mentioned about it.
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@tzwrites (3990)
• Romania
25 Oct
If they are from pixabay or a site like that with royalty free images you don't need to give credit but I usually do anyway.
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• Johannesburg, South Africa
30 Oct
Thank you so much for your advice :)
@Shavkat (49630)
• Philippines
25 Oct
I think I am. I use pixabay images.
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• Johannesburg, South Africa
30 Oct
Thank you, Have you tried any other sites for free images?
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@Shavkat (49630)
• Philippines
30 Oct
@Chantiele I also use unsplash. The photos' quality is good.
@JolietJake (43132)
25 Oct
myLot does not require you to credit images, the only thing is you may not use images that have a copyright
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• Johannesburg, South Africa
30 Oct
That is interesting to know, but I will credit my images just in case
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@JolietJake (43132)
30 Oct
@Chantiele Just in case what?
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• Johannesburg, South Africa
30 Oct
@JolietJake Just in case they change the guidelines in the near future.
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@FayeHazel (12322)
• United States
26 Oct
I always tend to credit my images - just to be safe. :-)
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• Johannesburg, South Africa
30 Oct
Thank you, where do you get most of yours?
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@FayeHazel (12322)
• United States
30 Oct
@Chantiele Most of the time I use my own photos, a link to a Youtube video, but in cases where I'm usuing someone else's photo - I go to Pixabay :-)
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• Pamplona, Spain
25 Oct
I use my own photos most times and sometimes I donĀ“t use any. Sometimes I will put a youtube video in at the end of the post. If I had to credit an image that was not mine I would if they put their name on it.
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• Johannesburg, South Africa
30 Oct
Thank you for your advice, I will be doing that. :)
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• Pamplona, Spain
30 Oct
@Chantiele I have a lot of photos just general ones of around here and flowers and trees. Not much else to take photos of really. If you need a photo of a flower of something I can send you one if you get really stuck for whatever.
@nomus24g (17343)
• India
25 Oct
It doesnt matter though...but on safer side you can give the source of images...
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• Johannesburg, South Africa
30 Oct
Thank you I agree with you :) rather be safe than sorry
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@nomus24g (17343)
• India
30 Oct
• Philippines
28 Oct
I often credited them when ever I use a foreign picture.
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• Johannesburg, South Africa
30 Oct
Thank you for letting me know what you do
• United States
26 Oct
Yes, I use Pixabay and Pexels too. Also occasionally Wikipedia. I do credit the source, although on Pixabay and Pexels they don't require it.
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• Johannesburg, South Africa
30 Oct
Thank you for your comment. I have seen someone say they use morguefile too so I will be checking out that site :)
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@hereandthere (24993)
• Philippines
25 Oct
usually pixaby or my own. if it's from pixabay, i put the link to the actual page. if it's my own, i put a watermark. but that's just me, how i prefer to do it.
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• Johannesburg, South Africa
30 Oct
That is an interesting way to do it. I never thought of using a watermark on my images
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@ilocosboy (33962)
• Philippines
25 Oct
its more safe and most proper if you also give credits where your photo came from. I used my own photo and I always stated that in the last part of my discussions, unless when I forget it.
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• Johannesburg, South Africa
30 Oct
Thank you, I think I will credit them :)
@Emmlex1000 (1388)
• Lagos, Nigeria
25 Oct
I also use pixabay too
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• Johannesburg, South Africa
30 Oct
They have some great images there.
@kepweng (6900)
30 Oct
i credited my images its okay to get images do you have a lot images in fb?