PhotoPin.com – Free Photos For Bloggers
Few bloggers take the time to actually check whether any picture that they find online can be used for free on their blogs or not. In many cases, it’s not that feel like infringing other people’s copyright. It’s just that it never crosses their heads that these images that come up when they do a Google search in fact belong to other people, and that such people would feel robbed it they used them. And only trouble can come from that. Lawyers might even end up becoming involved. So, you’d better go easy if you’re a blogger. You’d better play it safe and cover your back as much as possible. And if you don’t know how to do that, then just visit this site.
PhotoPin is nothing more and nothing less than a search engine for photos that are CC licensed. It actually goes through all of the images that are hosted on Flickr, and you can filter results both by keyword and by category.
And in addition to letting you find pictures that you can use for free, PhotoPin lets you pay for these images that you want to feature on your blog. In that case, instead of linking to the image you want to use you will buy the photo at a partner stock photo site such as Fotolia.
I really think we could use more sites like PhotoPin. It’s a free resource that can let you save all the headaches and the expenses that go with any legal litigation. If you’ve just started blogging, keep it in mind. There’s but one lesson at the end of the day: “Forewarned is forearmed”.
PhotoPin.com In Their Own Words
PhotoPin helps bloggers find photos for their blog and makes adding them to their post fast and easy.
Just search for any topic using the search box (ex: passion, puppies, etc.), preview the photo, and click “get photo” to download the photo as well as the proper attribution link. If you prefer to pay for the photo rather than linking to it, the results at the top will take you to a partner stock photo site where you can buy the photo (currently fotolia).
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