What images can I use on my site?

When you search for images for your website or printed materials, always beware the licence of the picture. It is quite easy to steal materials without stated licence, since you can find fraudal sites. This “robbery” can be quite expensive. For example when I take a photo, I’m the author and owner, so why would I allow it to be used for free? You do not want your photos to be taken by anyone and used to support their interests.


Where can I get pictures?

There are several options, you can take a picture yourself or draw something. If you do not have the option or you do not want to spend extra money on unique creation, you can still use the public photo library. There are royalty-free photos (eg. iStock, Adobe Stock), and there are free stock photos (such as Pixabay, Unsplash.com, pikwizard.com). But not everything that is free is really without rules. In addition to buying or downloading a free image, you need to look at the license. Some, even paid, images may not be edited, or you must continue to share them under the same license after editing. Frequently, you need to include the author and the source link. Always read about how you can upload the image for free and save the source from which you acquired it. This will help you avoid any future problems.


How to insert the image correctly

When you insert a free image or a paid image into the site, with the need to list the source, authors will often tell you how to quote. It is the best to include the name of the image and the source at least in the alt attribute or place the information below the image as a picture description.

Photo by Vladislav Klapin on Unsplash
Photo by Vladislav Klapin downloaded from Unsplash in 2017

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