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Get free images from Google to use on your site

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by srb888, Oct 18, 2013.

  1. srb888

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    How to really:) get free images from Google:

    Use Google's images and click on the Options box (has a wheel type icon on it) and select Advanced Search option. At the bottom of the screen there, in the "Usage Rights:" select:
    "free to use, share or modify, even commercially"
    Click on the OK box which has Advanced Search written on it at the bottom of that page.

    Then in the Google images page, put your search string, for example: hamburger. You'll find all the images that can be used with above Usage Rights.

    Right click on an image and open it in a new tab.
    There, click the "Visit Page" button.
    Read everything that's on that page! Find out if you should use that image with any attribution. Follow the instructions carefully, and you can use the image as per instructions. I normally don't enlarge any of such downloaded image because it may not be allowed. There is no case to worry because normally such an image (without enlargement) looks great on almost any blog.

    Take care, if there are identifiable human faces in the image, you may still get into trouble imo. I am not very sure on this aspect though. I personally don't use such images that has identifiable faces in it.

    Request:
    Other knowledgeable BHW members are requested to put more light (warnings, illegality, etc) on such usage please.


    HTH

    Thanks! :)


    P.S.:
    When on Google images page, always check that this line "labeled for commercial reuse with notification" is visible at the top of that page (around 2nd line below the search box), before selecting an image.

    There are other usage rights that you may use and it may get you more images to select from.

    I need the images that I can modify as well as use it commercially, hence I use the above usage rights option.

    Thanks!
     
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    funkybunker Supreme Member

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    Thanks for the share srb888, always helps to make things a bit easier.
     
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    I almost posted this method yesterday! You can also do it on flickr,bing, yahoo, and I believe Msn. Nice share though.
     
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    Of course one can go to those individual sites as mentioned by you. But if you go to Google like I mentioned, you can easily see all of those freely available images in one place and then select the one you like. Btw, one of the best sites for such a purpose for my own niches (food is one of those) is http://commons.wikimedia.org.

    @ Others: please follow instructions as mentioned by the donor of the image you wish to use (attribution), and you'll do great! I create an Attribution page, have a link of that page in the common menu, and attribute the donor/site by mentioning the image's originating (dof0llow) link in that Attribution page (with a small 100px by 100px copy of the free image). I like to "repay" the donor this way. :)
     
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    Thanks for the share - lots help.
     
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