We all know that you should use images in your blogs and on Facebook – they receive more engagement, can be posted on Pinterest and make your page look so much better.

Strawberries picture from https://www.ars.usda.gov/is/graphics/photos/aug97/k7726-1.htmWhere do you get your images from?  You can’t just copy any image that you find in Google Search.  If you do, you could get a large bill from the original owner of the image.

Copyright is the legal protection given to anyone who creates a work of art (like a photograph, music, drawing etc.).  If you want to use the image or piece of music, you must ask the owner.  Since in reality, we are not going to ask every time we want to include an image, you must make sure you are allowed to use it based on the copyright license.

Some images will allow you to use the image if you credit the owner – this is easy to do in a blog but not so easy when uploading an image to Facebook.

List of copyright free images

Have a look at my collection of places to get free images. This is a list of bookmarked sites  held on a Bookmarking site called Scoopit.

 

 

You may find it is easier to purchase an image (for a better quality or more relevant image).   You can purchase images at

istock – https://www.istockphoto.com

Shutterstock – https://www.shutterstock.com

Getty Images – https://www.gettyimages.co.uk

Do you have any favourite places to find copyright free images?  Let me know and I will add them to the Scoopit bookmark.

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