- How to Find & Add Images to Your Website
Images, likely one of the most confusing and scary aspects of building a website for folks. To be honest, there is no reason to feel like this. Within this training I am going to show you some of the most popular sources of "creative commons zero" images for your website.
CC0 (Creative Commons ZERO) sites in essence means the images are full public domain and you can use the images how you like. They do not require attribution, and they can also be used for commercial use.
Here are some of the top CC0 websites that you can leverage.
One thing you can do to find the "full purpose" (ie, no rules) images, is to do a search in Google:
"I grant anyone the right to use this work for any purpose, without any conditions, unless such conditions are required by law." + type_of_image
In this case, if I was searching for a picture of a raspberry, I would search:
"I grant anyone the right to use this work for any purpose, without any conditions, unless such conditions are required by law." + raspberry
You can do this with any type of image and you will get a list of images that are in public domain.
I also walk you through taking "screen captures" for your website. To do this, you can use the following software:
- SnagIt (30 day free trial, and often times free older versions)
- Droplr (completely free)
- Print Screen (on PC) or Apple + Shift + 4 (on Mac)
Taking Your Own Photos
Almost all of us have a camera these days attached to our smartphone or tablet. This is a perfect opportunity to take photos of ANYTHING. If you are in the dieting niche, you don't have to go further than your fridge to get some high quality images of food. If you are in the "dog training" industry, take a picture of dogs when you are out and about. Electronics, go to your local electronics stores and start snapping away on products you want to review and put on your website.
You take the picture, you OWN the picture and rights to that. Make use of this technique, it is very powerful.
Using Paid Images
I also tend to use "paid" images sites, sites in which you can just search and buy an image for usually less than $1 per image (you can get cheaper with subscriptions). One of the main sites I recommend with super high quality images is..
You can use these images several times throughout your websites after you buy them, there typically are not royalty fees for ever use of the image.
Inserting Images into Your Website
I also walk you through the process of uploading and inserting these images into your Wordpress website.
If you have any questions about "images", please leave your comments below and I will be more than happy to help you out.
If you are planning on using any other type of images on your website, using trademarked images, product images, or otherwise, you can get insight into the fair use policies that are set out under copywrite law for images. You can get full details here.