Are you looking for images and pictures for your blog? The best bet is to always take and use your own. Just because you can “right-click” on an Internet image and save it to your computer for later use, doesn’t mean that you should, in fact, I very strongly encourage against it.
95% of people search the Internet for images, pictures, and graphics and they start their search on Google, just like you and I do. The problem is that not all pictures and images are free to use, are available under a creative-commons law, and most are copyright protected. So now what?
Here is my recommendation for those who want to use Google for images and pictures.
1. Do your Google search as you normally would:
2. Now, use the “advanced” search tool that Google provides over on the right:
3. Very Important:
Choose the usage rights that have “Free To Use Share or Modify” and click advanced search button
4. Viola! Free and safe images for you to use on your blogs and websites.
If you must search the web to find and use that perfect image or picture for your blog, make sure it’s a free and safe image or picture, and that you are doing all you can to protect yourself and abide by all the copyright rules, laws, and regulations.
Even the steps above can’t, won’t, and don’t fully protect you from lawyers and the court of law, but it’s much better and safer than the way you’re currently doing it, wouldn’t you agree…or you wouldn’t be here now right? 🙂