Where to Get Free Pictures for a Website
PAGE 1 – Explaining what is a CC0 picture and why you want to use them
PAGE 2 – How to tell which pictures are free and which ones are not
PAGE 3 – Which pictures on Pixabay are not free to use
PAGE 4 – How to get hidden pictures from within another picture
One of the main problems when creating our website is finding resources for 100 Percent Free to Use pictures and images. Many people think that they can just use any picture that they see on Google. This unfortunately is not true. The majority of the pictures you see on Google are NOT free.
YOU NEED TO USE CC0 PICTURES
Every picture you see on Google, including the ones you use on your website, are not listed as free to use. A picture or image has to be licensed in a specific way for it to be free to use and even altered, without having to give any attribution or mention of its original creator.
In order to find these types of pictures and images you need to find website directories that display them under the CC0 License. Creative Commons Zero, CC0, is the type of license you want to look for. There are several other CC licenses, but CC0 is free to use worldwide.
As you can see in the above image, the CC0 License it says in part, You can copy, modify, distribute and perform the work, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission. This means that you can do anything with a CC0 licensed picture or image, even using it on a website that will make you money.
Now you might be wondering if a Public Domain license is the same as a CC0 license, and short answer is no. Though they both mean that you are free to use the picture or image, Public Domain is not always free to use worldwide. CC0 ads an extra layer for rights removal making them more accepted.
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