Tips for choosing safe images for blogs

Use of images as illustrations or instructions When you write the same article as someone else’s, then we can assume that it is plagiarism. Same content, same title, same discussion. Then what about pictures?

1. Legal use of images on blogs

Using the same image is plagiarism too, but the images have different values, there are images available to the public and some must include the source when you want to use them. That is, images can come from anywhere, you can search for images on google, you can find images from other people’s sites, and you can use all of that, there is no problem with adsense and your blog.

Here there is no clear explanation about the terms of use of the image, whether it is paid, copyright, or other legal force, and because of the lack of clarity, you can rest assured that the image you use is in the public category.

It’s different when the image comes from a paid image provider site such as shutterstock, or the image has a very clear source in the form of a watermark and there are parties who claim to be the owners of the image.

When you use it does it go wrong?

It doesn’t matter if:

a. You don’t omit the source.

b. You do not remove the watermark/watermark in the image.

c. You do not acknowledge as the owner of the image.

d. Provide a Disclaimer page for your blog that explains the use of images.

It is wrong if:

a. You delete the source.

b. You remove/replace the watermark/watermark in the image.

c. You acknowledge being the owner of the image.

d. Although it is clear that the ownership of the image belongs to someone else, you do not provide a special disclaimer.

2. Image usage vs Adsense policy

If you don’t mind, please provide a description of the source in the image, even if the image does not have the owner’s clarity.

Just show the web address where you get the image, this is better than ignoring it and safer if you already use adsense on your blog.

3. Making a Disclaimer

You can make a statement as you like on the disclaimer page that you create, but I recommend adding this section in it.

All images you find here are believed to be in “public use”. Some of the images displayed are of unknown origin. We do not intend to infringe any legitimate intellectual rights, artistic rights or copyrights. If you are the rightful owner of any of the images posted on this site, and do not wish it to be displayed or if you require appropriate credit, then please contact us and we will immediately do whatever is necessary by removing or giving credit to the content displayed.

4. Images with public use

The previous discussion is that you believe the images found are of “public use” which can be used by anyone because they do not have a clear source or payment method to own the image in its entirety. This time I want to write down the types of images that can be used by the public, no longer “believed” as above.

When the Asian Games take place and you want to discuss it on the blog, do you have to ask permission from the logo maker or the organizer? of course not! Moreover, this competition is in Indonesia for all Indonesian people. Everyone can use this logo on their blog.

When you still want to provide information on the image, please provide a short caption such as “Asian Games Logo” to explain to visitors that what you are displaying is the Asian Games Logo, and that can be an additional keyword to optimize the content of your writing.

asian games logo
asian games logo

5. Where to download images

You can get images easily via google.com, but specifically, below is the place where you can find copyright-free images for your blog.

a. https://dribbble.com is a social media for image lovers, here are many interesting designs that you can use without having to pay. My advice is to keep the source of the image when used later.

b. https://www.freeimages.com another website that you can find through a google search with the search word “free image source”.

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