Page 1 = Why is it necessary to use images

Page 2 = What kind of images are really free & Links to Free Images

Page 3 = How to resize images & Links to Free Images

Page 4 = Links to my favorite free image directories

One of the hardest things with website design is finding free images for a website. In this tutorial I will provide links to 12 Free Image Resources. These directories contain 100% Free Images that you can use on your websites and blogs.

WHY SHOULD I USE IMAGES

People are visual by nature and if they come on to a website that is nothing but text, it can become pretty boring really quick. You could have the most engaging content in the world but if everything looks the same it will be hard to keep people on your website.

FYI, That big brown building is Google’s New York City Headquarters.

Now there are ways to keep people from becoming bored with your content without images, like using shorter paragraphs, occasional bold text, and the very important paragraph heading tags. But an image helps to keep your readers engaged.

Another reason it is important to have at least one image (I use no less than 2) on a page, is so that you can effectively share it on social media. But when you place images on your web pages and posts, you want to make sure they are either in the center or on the right side.

You should never put an image to the left of your content. For the normal progression of reading, you should never disrupt the left edge of content. Also since Googlebot indexes your content from left to right, there is a chance that the text to the right of the image may not get fully indexed, since Googlebot cannot index an image.

NEXT UP = What kind of images are really free & Image Directory Links



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nids13 Premium
Thanx Robert !! The training was very useful. Can you please suggest if there is any way out there for reducing the size of an image on a smart phone as it is very tough for me to access a computer. I am trying to make my site on my phone!!!
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome. That is a tough one to answer. Perhaps ask the community for a solution. Kyle recommends to not use a smartphone to build your website. Nothing smaller than a tablet. But if you can handle it and it is your only option, go for it.
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MichellewS Premium
I downloaded an image for my blog on lifeofpix .com, when I took it to paint, I renamed it because it had their website url, I saved it to my laptop, went to look at it and the image is now blank. what happened?


forgive me if you explained it already in your blog maybe I missed it. I'm going back to read your lesson again.

Great training btw, very helpful, I bookmarked and tagged it for future use.

Thank you for all you do Robert,

Michelle
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Michelle.

If the image had the website URL in it than the download was either not successful or it downloaded the HTML file of the image. What I normally do is to not click download but rather right-click on the image and Save Image As, which I prefer as a JPEG.
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Igor13 Premium
Hi Robert!
Very nice tutorial. Especially the list of the CCO image resources!
Images are a great way to make the post more interesting and to keep the reader longer on it, what in returns help for better SERP!

Anyway, nowadays it is easy to get royalty free images and anybody should use this possibility to make own content more appealing to the audience!

Thanks for sharing your tutorial!
Best regards!
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome. And yes. Using relevant images will help to keep people more engaged with your content.
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Igor13 Premium
Yes, as Google also instructs, it is all about the audience. The relevant, valuable content. Text and Images are still the "most important building element" of the valuable content.
The crawlers need links, the reader needs valuable information.
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boomergp08 Premium
True.
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Craig81 Premium
Hi

Were do if find the out about the image details and see what kind of license it has.

Please help as I am pulling my hair out I have been on this all morning and still don't understand what I can cant use.

On the training, it said that I could get free images but so far everybody want's paying please please help.

Thank you
Craig
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tkpowell928 Premium
Thanks for the info! Can't wait to get back to designing my Website.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome. Happy to have been able to help.
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SBannister Premium
Thanks for this boomer. Now I will go sort all my post out!
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome. Happy to have helped.
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AngieKitts Premium
What do you mean we shouldn't put an image to the left of our content
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BradB18 Premium
I think it is the first image in our post that it is advised not to insert on the left. We want our keywords to be in the first paragraph and I believe if the image is inserted on the left then Google may substitute that image for the first paragraph.
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MaryFRM Premium
A lot of useful links and tips. Thanks!
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boomergp08 Premium
It was my pleasure to share these links with you and the community
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HannaC Premium
Thank you for sharing.. truly, very helpful:)
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boomergp08 Premium
Happy you found this tutorial helpful
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Starbound Premium
Hi Robert,

I appreciate the availability of free photos. Thank you for sharing the list.
Lovetta**
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boomergp08 Premium
My pleasure Lovetta. I hope they will help you find images for you to use.
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PamCole05 Premium
Robert,
Great list. Thanks for sharing. There can never be enough image resources when dealing with online work. All the best to you
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Pam and I agree, there can never be enough resources when dealing with online work.
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essengy6903 Premium
I've always been limited to google images, and always worry about copyrights. Now, I have these resources. Thanks a lot!
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome. I would rather use these resources than Google because these images are free whereas the images on Google are not free.
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Dashnow Premium
Fantastic information thanks.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome. Happy you liked what I have provided here.
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JoJo8145 Premium
Just when I start wondering how to accomplish something, Someone Like You shows up and shows me the way. thank you for the advice about images.
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boomergp08 Premium
It is my pleasure to help you and this community with my training tutorials. I hope you will be able to find the images you need to use.
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JoJo8145 Premium
You are so welcome.
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sns1977 Premium
Wow thanks for the info. I have to admit when Ivstarted my first website I had no idea about the licensing. Is there a way ti select an image and see the restrictions on it? Or do I have to search them all over again?
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome. Happy to have shared this information with you.

In regards to the restrictions on images, do you mean on the images you have already used on your website?
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sns1977 Premium
yes. On my first website when I first started I had no idea. I am thinking I need to go back and change all of that? I dont know what to do.
I have a lot of work to do on my first website. Right now I am working on my new one with the Super Affiliate Challenge so I dont really have a lot of time to do it but I dont want to get in trouble.
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boomergp08 Premium
Unless you know where you got your images from, there is no other way to check the licensing. The best option would be to replace the images in question. You do not have to rush. Just do them a little at a time if need be.
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sns1977 Premium
Lot of work I guess. Thanks for your feedback.
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boomergp08 Premium
Yes, it can be but in the long run it will be worth it and give you peace of mind that you will not get into trouble. Just do the changes when you have time. It doesn't need to be done all at once.
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Diosy Premium
Thanks sir for this great tutorial. I use images in my posts, I normally use one per each paragraph but I find a bit boring to put them all on the right side so I put them staggered, alternating sides in each paragraph to leave a nice flow. You mention NOT to put any picture on the left side. If the content starts with a central or right image is still alright even though there's left pictures in the middle of the content?
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TheOldSilly Premium
I think it is okay, I do that myselt. Sometimes, though you might find the image is breaking up a sentence to where the reading looks awkward, like a multiple sylable word is chopped in half. You do want to do a preview and adjust the image's location to avoid that.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome. Happy you liked my tutorial.

The majority of images on my website are placed in the center in between groups of paragraphs. If the picture happens to be small in size, a square, and/or is more tall than wide, I will place it on the right side.

There are two reasons it is not advisable to place your images along the left side of your content. One reason is that the left margin of text should remain uniform and not obstructed by images.

But the main reason I do not do it is because Googlebot when it crawls your website, cannot index images. Years ago Jay explained it in one of his trainings. I wish I could remember which one. lol

Because Googlebot cannot index images and when it indexes content it moves left to right, just like we read, when it encounters an image it continues to move down the page until it finds text content. Then it begins to index your content again.

If you should have content that is to the right of that image, Googlebot will not index it. Should you happen to have keywords in that content, you will lose out on rankings for them. These are the main reasons why most websites do not put images on the left.
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Diosy Premium
Thinks so much sir for the explanation. I think I’ll have to tweak the posts a bit then.. I like how they look but obviously if that’s gonna be an inconvenience for a big factor like the one you state then I should fix it.
Have a great week ahead :)
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Diosy Premium
Yes I noticed that, I forget to preview sometimes and post straight away. I think I should get into the habit of previewing all my posts! Thanks for the reply! Have a great week ahead! :)
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome. You have a great week too.
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DW66 Premium
I am wondering... I've tried the first link, & couldn't find any picture available. But they say: "Check what our friends at Adobe Stock has to offer". Are photos at Adobe Stock free as well?
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boomergp08 Premium
No. Many free image resource websites make money by affiliating with stock photo agencies. So just like we place affiliate links on our websites, these websites do the same for paid stock photo websites.
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DW66 Premium
Thanks, sir!
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You are welcome.
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phoeby123 Premium
On pexels site, apparently free stock images website..., can anyone clarify what is the difference between - "free images to be used for any legal purpose" versus "free images to be used for personal and commercial use"?
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Legal Purposes is a more broad statement meaning there is no legal boundary holding back the use of the images. You can use them in any way you choose

Personal and Commercial Use is a more focused way that people could use these images online. Basically you have the legal right to use them anywhere, even if the website makes you money.
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phoeby123 Premium
Thanks for clarifying. Oh what joy, semantics! :)
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You are welcome.
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sharon22 Premium
I am only using Pixabay. More choices now. Thanks to you!
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome. I mainly use Pixabay too but I have found some really good images from other websites too.
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sharon22 Premium
I will definitely try those out. Thanks again.
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boomergp08 Premium
My pleasure.
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Nickoy Premium
Hi. I have a few images to the left so I will have to go update my post and then mover the images from the left.
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boomergp08 Premium
Placing them in the center is my favorite position because it helps to break up the boring view of just content as a person scrolls through a web page and post.

If the image I am using is small or a thumbnail size, only then will I place them to the right of the content. But ultimately the choice of where you place them, center or right, is up to you.
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Avecita Premium
Do you think it's okay to have some images to the left of your text when they are in the sidebar? Just re-thinking my site design if that is going to negatively affect things.
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Avecita Premium
Also, I have completely lost MS Paint. I think I may have deleted it a while back. I've seen there are some image re-size websites online, but I'm not sure I trust them. Doesn't that EWW plugin take care of this?
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boomergp08 Premium
If you have a sidebar that is on the left, then yes, it is okay to have the images there.

When I say that images should not be placed to the left of your content, I mean within the readable content area. Sidebars do not apply because Googlebot does not crawl/index the sidebar.
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boomergp08 Premium
I have noticed that in the most recent updates to Windows, MS Paint was removed from my Most Used applications list.

Perhaps this happened to you too.

I was able to find it by scrolling down through all of the Windows applications until I found Windows Accessories. It was in that folder.

And yes, EWWW does automatically optimize any image we upload on our website, but it does not crop it.
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Avecita Premium
This is SO useful!!! Thank you so much! <3 :D
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boomergp08 Premium
You are so welcome. Happy to have helped you.
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Debs66 Premium
Hi, Robert,
Thank you great information. I shall be checking out more of your training.
Thank you,
Regards Deborah
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You are very welcome Deborah. I am happy you liked my training.
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Igor13 Premium
Hi Robert!
Good job!
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you.
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Palymar Premium
Wow, that saved me tons of time. Thank you.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome. In addition to the information provided here, it was my hope that the links to 12 image resources would save time for members.
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Palymar Premium
I visited all 12 finding them most accommodating. My favorite by far was peel. Their site was easy to navigate and of great quality. This has saved me lots of time. Again thank you.
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boomergp08 Premium
If you meant to say Pexel, then I agree. I use their website almost as much as Pixabay because I like their user interface the best.
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DianneBee Premium
Thanks for this wealth of information!
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome. Happy to have helped you.
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Lessismore Premium
Excellent post as always, really helped me, thank you for sharing Robert

regards

Andrew
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you. It was my pleasure to share it with you Andrew. Happy to have helped.
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Kashinga77 Premium
Hi Robert, i really needed this.. My head was spinning as to how to go about sourcing for images for my beautiful website. Wow this is just what i needed. you ve helped a soul...Thank you so much. I really like your blog very helpful indeed.
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boomergp08 Premium
It was my pleasure to help you out Kashinga. Happy you enjoyed the information I shared in this tutorial.
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Dhind1 Premium
Thank you, Robert. There are some great resources here.

Alex
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You are welcome Alex.
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Belrif Premium
thanks for you post, it is really helpful.
when u said the image have to be on the right where do you mean.
is it where is my profile picture now or the next one?
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome. Happy to have helped.

What I mean is that images should never be placed to to left of your content.

Images should always be placed in the center of your content page between paragraphs or to the right of your content.

There should never be an interruption of the left side margin of your content.
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PLEAffiliate Premium
Thanks Robert. Another excellent resource.
All the best.

ASG
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boomergp08 Premium
It was my pleasure sharing this with you and the WA community. Happy you liked it.
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JJPine Premium
I'm trying to advertise a product from Amazon, would they let me use their photos to put it on my website? or do I have to look for another photo of it on one of the websites you posted up on here because I cannot find the photo of the product on any of those websites?
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akollor123 Premium
Hi JJPine:

Typically you do get Affiliate link to all the product as an Affiliate. Please do your training step by step without skipping any tasks has it can cost you a lot later. Be patient and wad through the training! I will leave you with this... Regards.

Sidney
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JJPine Premium
Thanks a lot! You have been a big help!
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boomergp08 Premium
When you become an affiliate of Amazon, you will be able to get pictures of the items on their website.
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JJPine Premium
Alright thank you man! :)
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome.
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JJPine Premium
When resizing the vertical and horizontal options, should it always be 30% or how do you find how much you should put it as?
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boomergp08 Premium
It all depends on the original size of the picture you are working with. Sometimes I will set the size to 30 and then click OK and the size will be still too big or even too small for my liking.

I then click on the Undo button at the top of the MS Paint Editor to return to the original size and then choose another size. It all comes down to trial and error.

Once I find the right size, where the image is no larger than 700 pixels wide or tall, that is the image size I personally like to use. The size you choose to use may be different.
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JJPine Premium
That helped a lot, thanks once again!
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome.
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JimSchmitt Premium
Great information. Way more free to use picture links than was in the training I have completed so far. Will look for more of your training information.
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you. Happy you enjoyed my training tutorial.
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DKMade Premium
Great training as always Uncle Bobby but I do have a question for you. In regards to the reducing the memory size in MSPaint, is there any formula to determine how much reduction is needed and how to determine what the final size so that we can keep a tally of what space we have used out of the 3GB? I just notice that my images are adding up quicker than I would like and I know you can get something like 15,000 images at like 277kb but I am pushing near 600 photos already and I am only a 4th-month member lol. My next project is also going to be image central. Also, if we do manage to use up the 3GB, what then?
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I try to get my images down to 100 Kb or less and then they get further optimized when I upload them to my media library in WordPress because I have the EWWW Image Optimizer plugin installed.
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DKMade Premium
OK, first I got the same plugin...BONUS but I think I asked my question wrong, sorry. Is there a way in MSPaint to see the size you have your file down to? I know you can just go to the file on your desktop and hoover or check properties but that's a lot of running around, is there a way to see the size while you are in MSPaint or do you have to do the runaround?
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boomergp08 Premium
While in MS Paint it will show you the image file size below the image at the bottom of the edit window. It will also show you the pixel size. As you edit the image, those numbers will change accordingly.
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DKMade Premium
I wish I could hit the like button twice that was such a good answer, thanks a ton Boomer Man!
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome. Happy I could help.
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jolico Premium
Thanks Rob, as a newbie I have been enjoying your training and in sight into the world of on line businesses

Gary
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Gary. I am happy you have been enjoying my tutorials. I hope you have been able to learn some great things from them to augment the training from Kyle.
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eosegueraf Premium
Thank you Rob for sharing those links to free to use images. They are a great help.
Greetings from México.
Eugenio.
Free to use images I have taken.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome and thank you for sharing your pictures with me and the WA community.
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PaulBoudreau Premium
Thanks, Robert,
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You are welcome Paul.
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GerardBudi Premium
Thanks for the tutorial Robert. One question: What does Not Filtered by license mean? Does that mean that the image is FREE to use? Kind regards,
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome.

Not Filtered by License means that the images are NOT free to use.
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GerardBudi Premium
Thanks for your prompt answer Robert, I really appreciate it ...
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BradB18 Premium
Thank you, Robert.

Very much appreciated!
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You are welcome Brad. Happy to have been of help to you.
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BradB18 Premium
And WOW, Google New York. Massive.
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boomergp08 Premium
Every headquarters building that Google owns tends to be massive.
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BradB18 Premium
I just searched and WOW

The Googleplex is the corporate headquarters complex of Google, Inc. and its parent company ... (The largest single Google building is the 2,900,000-square-foot (270,000 m2) 111 Eighth Avenue building in New .... NBBJ is the architect and this is the first time Google has designed its own buildings
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boomergp08 Premium
If you have not yet seen this, watch the video of what it is like at Google's NYC office at the link below.

https://youtu.be/bpm_LIyMtMY
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BradB18 Premium
Thanks, Rob,

Take your dog to work, sounds like a good company to work for. And if you are good at what you do at Google, I reckon you would be well looked after.
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boomergp08 Premium
It is a good company to work for with plenty of perks. A former co-worker of mine works for their Silicon Valley office and he loves working their.
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BradB18 Premium
Thanks, Boomer, aka Rob.

Seven months ago I knew very little about computers. WA is really changing my life. My path has veered way off the course I was previously on for all those years. And I mean way off.
I am going to learn code when I get a bit more time?
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boomergp08 Premium
WA definitely has a way of teaching us things and in such a way that it makes it easier for us to understand. I try to do the same in my tutorials.
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BradB18 Premium
Yes and you do a good job too
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Thanks Brad.
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JLennon Premium
Thank you. I bookmarked your links and will make a habit of optimizing my photos before uploading.
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You are welcome. Happy to have been able to help.
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mybiz4u Premium
Thnx, Rob.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome.
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JooKwang Premium
I really learnt a lot from this tutorial. Thank you!
I didn't know Google cannot index images. Does putting in Alt text help in any way?
In any case, I am going to either centre or right align my images from now on.
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Yes, that is why it is important to use Alt Text with the images we use in our website content. Though Google cannot index images they can index the Alt Text that is associated with the image.
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JooKwang Premium
Thanks, now I understand why there is an Alt Text.
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You are welcome.
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WBuerger Premium
Ok really learned a lot about free images. Hope this will save me time with finding images.Also didn't know about paint. Thank you for the training.
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You are welcome. I am happy I was able to help you to better understand about free images and the use of MS Paint.
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dtallia Premium
Thank you! I was able to pick out the images that I needed and I'm sure that the WA community will benefit greatly from this. :)
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome. I am glad that I was able to help you find the images that you needed through the information in this training tutorial.
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JohnEdwards1 Premium
Thank you, a lot of useful information, I am sure it will help many members, myself included.
Wishing you all the best going forward. John
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You are very welcome John. I also hopes that it will help you and the rest of the WA community looking for free image resources.
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Bdancer Premium
This helped soooo much! Thanks!
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You are very much welcome Sherry. Glad I could help you out.
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LindaClark1 Premium
Great tutorial. Thanks Robert
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You are welcome Linda. Happy you liked my tutorial.
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Megan8 Premium
In your opinion do I need EWWW image optimizer plugin if I know how to resize my images manually?
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It would make optimizing your images easier. But if you are like me and you already have enough plugins on your website that you do not want to add to, you may not want to use another plugin.

The choice is yours. Because I have too many plugins and do not want to add any more on one of my websites, I will not add the plugin. However on all new websites built here at WA the EWWW plugin is automatically installed.
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Megan8 Premium
Thank you very much for the response
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome.
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Lstace Premium
thanks very much for this training, it is greatly appreciated.
:)
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boomergp08 Premium
My pleasure to share this with you and the WA community.
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WildflowerG Premium
Great training. Thanks.
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You are welcome
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Skizix Premium
Hey, Rob.
Regarding "attribution", if I see the following on a wikimedia site, do I just paste the html code in place of my media code?
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Yes, you can do that.
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Skizix Premium
Which ones or all of them?
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boomergp08 Premium
Copy and use the attribution link.
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haroda Premium
I have not come across the attribution link before. This is good to know. thank you.
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Skizix Premium
You're welcome, Ha. I figured others would have similar questions.
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Skizix Premium
Thank you, I should have checked this before sending you a lengthy PM
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You are welcome.
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Greg967 Premium
Thank you for this training! One day I become an expert.
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You are welcome.
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ZoeyJA Premium
Hi boomergp08! This is such a helpful training. It was exactly what I was looking for. Thank you for putting it out here. :)
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You are welcome. It was my pleasure to put this together and share with the WA community.
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Sylvain34 Premium
Great training again.
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Thank you.
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mjam235 Premium
Great information thank you for taking the time to help the rest of us.
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It was my pleasure. Glad you found it helpful.
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What a fantastic information, Sir... Amazing... Thank you so much for great resources provided...
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You are welcome. Happy you liked it.
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Mattf5 Premium
Thanks for the great resources! This was the one area that had me very concerned. I could write and rewrite until my fingers were worked to nubbins but the visuals had me very anxious!
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You are welcome. Happy to have been able to help you out.
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haroda Premium
Valuable information and definitely very helpful for me. Thank you so much! I found another possible website of free images: http://www.copyrightfreephotos.hq101.com/main.php
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome. Unfortunately the images on the website at the link you provided are not all free. They state that some are but others are not and that you must seek out the licensing agreement for these images.
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haroda Premium
thank you -- I noticed that too.
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Appreciate for the useful info!
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You are welcome.
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stich Premium
Great info just what i was looking for to spice up my website.
THANKS
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It was my pleasure.
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Great Info. Thanks v much.
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You are welcome.
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MikeAkers Premium
Thank you for this Robert
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You are welcome Mike.
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Joy3 Premium
This is very helpful. looking forward to 'next up"...Thanks
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You are welcome. Happy you enjoyed my training.
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MarkPerkins Premium
Great information yet again
Thank you

Mark
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You are welcome Mark. I am happy you enjoyed it.
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Excellent, usable information. Thanks!
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You are welcome.
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@boomergp08 Awesome content, very grateful for this research and lesson!
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Thank you. So happy you enjoyed my training tutorial.
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dabity Premium
Very useful indeed, didn't know about the image being on the left had this affect.
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Thank you.
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Thank you for this resource! Helpful.
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It was my pleasure. Glad to have been of help to you.
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SUPERB!
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Thank you. Happy you liked it.
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Awesome information. Thank you.
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Thank you. It was my pleasure for sharing this with you.
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Thanks a lot Robert!
Israel.
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You are welcome Israel.
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I totally learned so much from your article. Thank you for this article.
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You are welcome. I am happy my tutorial was able to help you.
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Bibian2 Premium
You are too much Robert. I follow you more
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Thank you.
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Thanks robert
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You are welcome. It was my pleasure.
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Duanerr Premium
Robert you're a jewel.....
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you. Happy you liked my tutorial.
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theblankape Premium
This page has been so extremely useful to me, thank you so much for your knowledge as I will be putting it go great use.
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boomergp08 Premium
Happy to have been of service to you.
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LoriLH Premium
Robert, thank you so much for sharing this information and the free links. This helps save a lot of time and keeps you from pulling something that has a copy right. Great Job!
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Lori. I am glad I was able to help you out with the info and links.
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Tezsie Premium
Thanks much, Robert. The free images links are awesome and resizing in Paint is a great reminder as I forgot.
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boomergp08 Premium
It was my pleasure. As for using MS Paint for resizing, it is a very simple application to use that is freely available to all who have a Windows-based computer. No need to find some other program to download and use.
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GeirO Premium
Thank you very much for this useful training, sure appreciate the time and effort! Love Pixabay already :)
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome. Isn't Pixabay great? It is definitely one of my favorite free picture resources.
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GeirO Premium
It sure is, lots and lots of images to choose from, in many different categories, great resource for pictures!
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boomergp08 Premium
And more and more get added almost daily.
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Balsam Premium
Many thanks for this useful training!
Cheers,
Balsam
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boomergp08 Premium
It was my pleasure Balsam. I am happy you enjoyed my training.
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Balsam Premium
Hi Robert, you really helped me a lot!

Three days ago, I found out that almost all images I used for website had disappeared! Therefore, I was looking for free images. I tried all free images resources you have mentioned in this training. I have found that the best one is Pixabay and just put it on my home screen. Today, I have replaced all empty places on my website with new free images from Pixabay.

Once again, many many thanks for your kind help!

Cheers,
Balsam
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome. Pixabay is my favorite too. More than 80 percent of my pictures come from Pixabay.
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E-Udoh Premium
Yep, everyday is a learning day!

I didn't know that we should not put images on the left of our content.

I have done that in the past and will not be doing that again.

I also did not know the trick on searching free images on Google!

Thank you for the links to free images. Some of them I have not heard of so I am going to check them out.

What's the protocol on using either Microsoft Office Word or Microsoft PowerPoint CLIP ART?

Great information as always!

-Thank you much!
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome. What do you have questions about in regards to protocol. Are you asking if the clip art is free to use?
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E-Udoh Premium
Are clip art free to use?

Thank you!
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boomergp08 Premium
Yes as long as they are not going to be used to make money. This means that they cannot represent a product that you are selling and you cannot sell the image itself for money.
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CarmenJS Premium
Thank you for the lesson, It's really helpful.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome. I am happy you found it helpful.
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Jespy Premium
This is awesome!
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you. Happy you liked it.
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KiwiGeorge Premium
Thanks you have saved me a lot of searching! really appreciate it!
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome George
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MarinaSP Premium
How usefull and awesome!!! Thanks for sharing the links. I appreciate this very much!
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boomergp08 Premium
You are most welcome. Happy you liked it.
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KenPe Premium
Thanks so much.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome.
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KenPe Premium
Really appreciate all the help you give.
Ken
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boomergp08 Premium
It is my pleasure to help give back to this community that has helped me.
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KenPe Premium
Thanks.
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billybons Premium
Great sources.
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you.
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vhHayley Premium
Hello :) I followed your steps to resize my image. However, when I inserted it into my website... even at the medium size with 500X329 - it's the right size for my page, but it's extremely blurry :/ Did I do something wrong? I brought the image on MS Paint down from 2.4 MB to 482 KB. Thank you so much for this training though - lots of useful information :)
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boomergp08 Premium
Which format was the image, a png or jpg?
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vhHayley Premium
It's a jpg :)
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Leotabasque Premium
I find the information you provide here is very valuable. Thank you.
Leota
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Leota. Happy to have helped you with my training tutorial.
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peggym1 Premium
Thank you so much for all your information on putting images on my website. I was starting to worry that I would not have any to put on my site. Thanks again
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome. I am glad I was able to help you out.
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ACambria Premium
This is awesome! I have been wasting so much time until now. Thanks!!!
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome. I am happy my training will be helping you to save time.
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RVsRock Premium
What do you know about PIXNIO, if anything.

Their website looks authentic, and I have not found any info that might put a user into a trick bag if they download and use the images.
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boomergp08 Premium
If they are either Public Domain or Creative Commons Zero licensed images, then they are probably fine to use.
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ELaNere1 Premium
Thank you for this information. I cannot begin to tell you how much you have helped me.

Very grateful.
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boomergp08 Premium
It was my pleasure. I am glad I was able to help you.
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AR-Dream Premium
I found this very helpful Robert. Big appreciation for this.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome. Happy I could help.
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RWB Premium
Hello Robert. Really appreciate your time creating this valuable lesson. Great time saver. I'll be book marking this one for future reference for sure.

Thank You,

Randy B
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Randy. I am glad you liked my training and hope it will help your website creation.
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MichaelK1 Premium
Thank you for this very helpful and comprehensive guide. I was quite at sea before I came upon you.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Michael. I am glad I was able to shed some light on this topic for you.
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MichaelK1 Premium
Thank you. Can I ask if you know a good site to get pictures of tech equipment i.e.. microphones, sound and recording equipment for home studio recording. I don't need artsy pictures at the moment just clear technical images of thumbnail size.
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boomergp08 Premium
Try Pixabay and Prexels. They have lots of images. As for thumbnail size, you will more than likely have to produce your own by shrinking and cropping the image. You can do this in MS Paint.
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MichaelK1 Premium
Thank you. Now, I recently took an image from one of these sites, saved it, opened it in MS Paint, reduced it, saved as JPEG. Then I dropped it on to my Media page and it wouldn't open. Instead the screen turned blue, the loader reported html error and my internet was cut out. So could the edition of MS Paint be out of date?
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boomergp08 Premium
I doubt it. Try uploading the image into the media library instead of dropping it in there. Or try uploading it directly into the WordPress editor of a page or post, this is what I do.
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kenyoung Premium
I want to create a wide image as a headline image for my home page. How do I do this please. All the images I find are quite narrow.
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boomergp08 Premium
This can be done, as I did so for a few sliding header images on my free cancer cure website.

But first, what kind of image are you looking to use? Scenic, product, abstract, text?

Do you happen to know what size the header image area needs to be for your particular theme?
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kenyoung Premium
Food
www.paleoguthealing.com is the site. Have just begun the site so it's very bare. Would very much appreciate your input. You will appreciate the size needed better than me I would think
Thanks
Ken
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boomergp08 Premium
Food is a common picture and there is a wide variety of free images available.

However I cannot tell what size image is needed by just looking at your website. The only way to tell would be to go into the customization area of the theme and look for the size required.

If you give me the name of the theme you are using I may be able to find out for you.
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kenyoung Premium
Thankyou so much. The name of the theme is Gravit
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boomergp08 Premium
OK. I will install this theme on my test website and see if I can figure it out for you. I will Private Message you with my findings in a day or two.
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glablue28 Premium
Boomer, you've answered so many questions I have pondered for two days. I hope one day I can pay-it-forward.
Thank You.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome and I am sure you will.
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vision1 Premium
You're amazing!
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you but remember, you are amazing too.
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kenyoung Premium
Excellent stuff; especially for a newbie such as myself. Thankyou
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome. Happy you liked it.
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crsjen67 Premium
These are very informative lessons. Thanks for sharing
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome. I am happy you liked my training.
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Karax Premium
very useful information. Thank you for sharing this!
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome. Happy you enjoyed my training.
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viyee Premium
Hi Robert, Thank you very much for the training and your time. Awesome information. I am very much appreciated!
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boomergp08 Premium
It was my pleasure Peony.
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seanchase Premium
A WA member directed me to this article. I'm so glad they did!
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boomergp08 Premium
I hope it has helped you to better understand what you were looking for.
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seanchase Premium
Most definitely! Much appreciated.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome.
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teddae Premium
Thanks mucho Robert, I had no idea it got his detailed. Glad I learned this now! There's at least a dozen that I need to... Ahem.... "adjust".
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome. I am glad my training tutorial was able to better explain things to you so that you could make adjustments.
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dmpatt Premium
I don't know you; but want to send you a thousand hugs for sharing these sources for free images. I was spending a fortune and stopped blogging. Now I can start again. Again, THX
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boomergp08 Premium
You are most welcome. I am happy I was able to make your day with this training tutorial.
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blv32002 Premium
hi boomergp08, I've looking for free images for my website...finally i found plenty...thank you so much ... :) keep up the good work...
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boomergp08 Premium
You are most welcome. I am glad I could help you out.
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blv32002 Premium
YES, you've helped me a lot ....thanks again :)
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boomergp08 Premium
It was my pleasure.
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brianna18 Premium
Great information! I was having a hard time finding images for specific posts in my niche and figuring out if I had to do an attribution, etc. This helped a lot, thanks!
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome. Only images that do NOT have a Public Domain or a CC0 (Creative Commons Zero) license require giving an attribution.
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CliveJM Premium
Thanks very much for this article, I had no idea where to start but all is clear now. Cheers, Clive.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Clive. I am happy I was able to give you a better understanding of where to start looking for free pictures.
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AdrianDubon Premium
Thanks you very much! I did not have a cloud how to get free images and even less how to pick the right ones!
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome. I am glad I could help you to understand better.
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srdavis0912 Premium
Thanks so much for this! I'm fairly new and this has saved me a lot of headache :)
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome. It was my pleasure in helping you. :)
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Brendie Premium
I have this lesson tagged for future reference. It sure makes it easier finding good quality photos!
Thank you for the great information!
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome, and yes, this is perfect for bookmarking for referrencing later. One can never have enough resources of free pictures and images.
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Brendie Premium
Pexels is quickly becoming a personal favorite.
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boomergp08 Premium
Pixabay is my favorite and Pexels is my second favorite. I use both of those the most.
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Brendie Premium
I haven't tried Pixabay yet.
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boomergp08 Premium
If you like Pexels, you will like Pixabay, they are very much similar. It wouldn't surprise me if the owners of both websites are related in some way. :)
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jmartens777 Premium
I definitely appreciate you posting the links with the training
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome. I am happy to provide the links for people to find free images. Just as a note, Pixabay is my favorite and most used of all the links.
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eagleswealth Premium
This was extremely helpful. Thanks for sharing.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome. I am glad I could help.
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julesf66 Premium
Thanks Robert - that was extremely helpful. I'm just building my first site with WA and knowing where to find free pics is awesome :-)
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Jules. I am happy my training will help you to find free images for your website creation.
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IanHarvey Premium
Really helpful. Thanks Robert!
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Ian. Happy you liked it.
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PdeJesus Premium
Awesome. Thanks for this helpful list!
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome.
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Radka Premium
Thank you that was what I was looking for!!!
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome. Glad I could help.
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This is very valuable information. Thanks a million, boomergp08.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome.
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Joseph05 Premium
Thank you for sharing, quite helpful, I have a question though. say if I have an amazon image or an image with attributions where do I place the links? is it on the first section on the URL, title and alt text? or in the attachment settings 'link to'
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If it is not an Amazon link you would place the link in the area where you set up the image settings & attributes (Left/Center/Right, Custom Link, Size)

If the image is an Amazon image and you are an affiliate of Amazon, you do not need to give attribution.
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curlyflash Premium
Wow thanks for sharing, you are great!
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boomergp08 Premium
You are most welcome.
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plkelly Premium
Thank you so much!
Patsy
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Patsy.
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Jimmy99 Premium
Thanks boomer! This has helped me so much. Having to pay for photos can be so expensive.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome. There really is no reason for paying for images when so many free ones are available. And if there is something specific you need that an affiliate program is selling, if you are their affiliate you could always ask them to provide the pictures for you.
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Loubelle Premium
Thanks Boomer these photos are great
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Louise. I hope this will help you in your website creation.
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gkhchay Premium
Hey Robert, thanks a lot for this tutorial. Cheers, Galen
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Galen. It was my pleasure to provide this imformation.
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JIllW Premium
This is great for you to take this time to give us all these web sites I really do appreciate it as it cuts down the work and the worry.
Thank you very much
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome. It was my pleasure to offer these website links to free image resource websites. If you haven't seen it yet, I also provided 12 more links in my part 2 training at the below link.
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Brendie Premium
Thank you for the lesson and the links. Every little bit helps!
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome. My pleasure.
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Susieq57 Premium
I plan on a website that sells items. I buy them at yard sales, or flea markets, and then sell them online. How do I put pictures of these items on my website? I have a 20 MP digital camera. Also, a lot of the items I will sell, will not be branded.
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boomergp08 Premium
Just take pictures of them and upload them into WordPress as is described in the training. A 20MP image is going to be huge. You will want to reduce the size down to below 1 mb in memory. If you are using a Windows PC, you can easily do this by using the pre-installed MS Paint program like I describe in this training.
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