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Can I use photos from Google?

Discussion in 'Shopping' started by karrydee, Oct 30, 2010.

  1. #1
    Hi Guys,

    I am looking to add some photos to my articles and place it on my site. I've searched Google and found some great pics but I'm not sure if Google will penalized me for doing that?

    Does anyone know if this is OK or not?

    Thank you
     
    karrydee, Oct 30, 2010 IP
  2. soft4you

    soft4you Peon

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    #2
    its bad. some pictures may be copyright-ed.
     
    soft4you, Oct 30, 2010 IP
  3. humili

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    #3
    U can but you can check the direct source of the picture before using it!
     
    humili, Nov 2, 2010 IP
  4. kinah

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    #4
    This may or may not be the case for any specific group.
     
    kinah, Nov 17, 2010 IP
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    #5
    It's bad my friend. You should look for a site that offers their free stock photos. Most of the photos from Google is copywrited the owner of that image may send you a demand letter.
     
    netjosh, Nov 18, 2010 IP
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    themoneyoracle Peon

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    #6
    When I started designing my own website (which admittedly I never finished building), I did a search for royalty free, or copyright free images....there are plenty of sites that offer really high quality images, and all they ask in return is that the original link, and sometimes a photographer biography snippet is posted somewhere on the site. Do a google search

    Happy Photo Hunting!

    Rich
     
    themoneyoracle, Nov 18, 2010 IP
  7. Codythebest

    Codythebest Notable Member

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    Ask the owner if you can use it first. Most are OK if you leave credit...
     
    Codythebest, Nov 18, 2010 IP
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    #8
    Would you like it if someone Googled your articles and used them in their own projects without asking or paying you?

    The photos are someone else's work and the majority of them don't want others to use it for free.
     
    Fruktkaka, Nov 18, 2010 IP
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    #9
    for using such photoes you chould download it and resize it or trick it... and then use it.. that will not lead you to penalty of google !!!
     
    Atco_Maart, Nov 18, 2010 IP
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    #10
    carrydee you should ask firstly owner of that image and after then where are you submitting image read guideline also.
     
    jackcalara, Nov 18, 2010 IP
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    #11
    There are some totally free picture sites on the net just search. Some add the original sources link when using in a blog post and I am quite sure if your site is not making any money and just a blog it's ok to use pictures on a personal site. While technically wrong no one would bother on a legal claim with someone who makes no money off their site.
     
    Eston55, Nov 20, 2010 IP
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    #12
    Photoes that you find from Google searches is simply other site owners (mostly copyrighted) Photos. You should look for royalty free photos. Just do a google search. One of the site that you can use..

    http://www.freedigitalphotos.net
     
    ameerulislam1, Nov 25, 2010 IP
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    #13
    When I first started blogging I steered clear of using copyright pictures, a fairly cheap alternative is iStockphoto.com By buying pictures your website will look more unique compared to other websites within your niche. Like others suggested using royalty free images is the way to go if your just starting out and can't afford to buy images.
     
    scotman, Nov 25, 2010 IP
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    I personally use pictures from Google to add it to my posts but I see that they don't have copyrights. So, if they don't have any copyrights you are free to use them anywhere.
     
    lieux, Nov 26, 2010 IP
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    #15
    you'd better not to do like that,cus some pic can show in google, but not in other website.so you can download and post it to other photo site which can show on other site.
     
    kudosfishing, Nov 28, 2010 IP
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    #16
    Better check with Flickr and the Creative Commons license if you are not paying for stock photos.
     
    fotoB2B, Nov 29, 2010 IP
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    #17
    Try to look for public domain photos, cliparts or images if you do not intend to pay.
     
    audrey77, Dec 14, 2010 IP
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    yes you can some of them are copyright protected so you should take care and knowing everything before using it.other wise you can use or design your own its better i think
     
    HolmanAudra, Dec 17, 2010 IP
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    #19
    sometimes a photographer biography snippet is posted somewhere on the site.
     
    kinah, Jan 18, 2011 IP
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    #20
    something like it can be an issue..
     
    robertwilliam, Jan 20, 2011 IP