The Fastest Way to Get Good Images for Blog Posts

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Providing your approach to blogging isn't polluting the search engines with 'auto blogs', then one of the ways to set your blog apart from others is to use decent images in your posts.

If you're like me, you don't like to be paying for images that are merely for blogging.

However, if you're also like me, it can sometimes be a torrid experience getting good images which suit the content.

Images which you're legally allowed to use with attribution.

Well, there's now a service which makes it a lot easier.

PhotoPin: Photo Pin : Free Photos for Bloggers via Creative Commons

It uses the Flickr API and searches creative commons photos to use for your blog.

I found it to be a quick and useful way to find decent images.

I trust it's helpful.
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  • Profile picture of the author Irwin Dominguez
    Thanks for sharing - this will be very useful for me and Warriors alike!
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  • Profile picture of the author Stoney
    OMG - this is exactly what I've been looking for. A billion thanks!
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    • Profile picture of the author cashp0wer
      Thanks for sharing this site. I have bookmarked it for later use. You never know when you need a good image for your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mohsin Rasool
    Hi Melanie,

    Wow, thanks for sharing.
    I will check it out.

    I always wanted to have something like that for my personal blog.
    One or two good related images into the post really can make the big difference.

    Thanks,
    Mohsin
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  • Profile picture of the author sanwacik
    Thank you kindly for sharing this. Checked it out and definitely bookmarked it. Thanks again!
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  • Profile picture of the author dimitri banks
    Thank you Thank you Thank you , this is perfect for beginners with low budget ! you are super !!!
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  • Profile picture of the author RickAtWar
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    best for free celebrity pics? anyone please
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    • Profile picture of the author Marian
      I have a big archive of pictures I bought from all those WSOs... but this looks cool! Thanks

      Marian
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      • Profile picture of the author ExRat
        Hi,

        Great business idea by photopin.

        Just create a script that sorts the images in order of relevance/recency/interestingness, and get billions of backlinks in a short period of time - then flog the website, once it's 'the fastest growing blah blah type of website' and you've monetised it with ads/flogging off the data.

        The concept goes viral quickly, cheaply and easily (see this thread).

        Who pays for this? The saps who put their photos on flickr.

        Notice that the linking text provides a backlink to photopin, creative commons and flickr - NOT the person who went to all of the trouble of taking nice photos (because they chose to put their work on flickr.)

        Lots of lessons here. I'm surprised no one else noticed.

        Three outbound links for each image you use? Hmmmm.

        I wonder how many people won't notice that it appears to select 'non commercial' by default, but will use the images on a commercial website?
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        • Profile picture of the author Dietriffic
          Originally Posted by ExRat View Post

          Hi,

          Great business idea by photopin.

          Just create a script that sorts the images in order of relevance/recency/interestingness, and get billions of backlinks in a short period of time - then flog the website, once it's 'the fastest growing blah blah type of website' and you've monetised it with ads/flogging off the data.

          The concept goes viral quickly, cheaply and easily (see this thread).

          Who pays for this? The saps who put their photos on flickr.

          Notice that the linking text provides a backlink to photopin, creative commons and flickr - NOT the person who went to all of the trouble of taking nice photos (because they chose to put their work on flickr.)

          Lots of lessons here. I'm surprised no one else noticed.

          Three outbound links for each image you use? Hmmmm.

          I wonder how many people won't notice that it appears to select 'non commercial' by default, but will use the images on a commercial website?
          Hey Roger,

          I actually don't use the generated html provided by PhotoPin.

          I strip out the url which links directly to the photo on the users profile.

          And you can easily select 'commercial' in the checkbox on the left.

          Maybe it's just me, but I find it a convenient tool.
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        • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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          Originally Posted by ExRat View Post

          Three outbound links for each image you use? Hmmmm.
          "Hmmmm" is one way of putting it, certainly ...

          Originally Posted by ExRat View Post

          I wonder how many people won't notice that it appears to select 'non commercial' by default, but will use the images on a commercial website?
          Many, I imagine ...

          These threads can be helpful:
          101 Places To Find Images For Your Blog Posts (and other uses)

          Where do people get stock images for their blog?

          Where Do You Get Images For Your Blog?

          stock images sites?

          Where can I get professional stock photos for free?
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  • Profile picture of the author ryuchi
    This is brilliant! This will be a helpful site. I always take my own photos and I must say that its far from the quality we can get from photopin. They will save me lots of time and hassle of uploading.

    Thanks for sharing!
    Ryuchi
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  • Profile picture of the author Aditeo
    OP Tnx for sharing this will definetly help
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  • Profile picture of the author NXmarketeer
    I use a free browser plugin called Zemanta. Its something every blogger should try at least! Its free as well.
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    • Profile picture of the author rajivkumar900
      Thank you so much this is exactly what i need at this moment..
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  • Profile picture of the author ThomasTe
    Are you allowed to use pictures from flickr on your website, are they public domain?
    Do you have to include some sort of link, or how is that?

    Thanks.

    Best regards,
    Thomas
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