Monday, March 21, 2011

heads up.


I recently came to know the importance of giving 'Photo Credits' to the photographers. My sister is an Indian Blogger by profession and she was with me when I was typing my previous post. She told me the importance of giving credits to the photographers even if the picture is not copyright'ed. I feel what she said is worth a post.

I would suggest you not to take images from 'Google Images'. Google takes images from websites all over the world. You might have noticed the message on the right sidebar saying 'This image may be subject to copyright.' This means Google holds no responsibility and its your risk.

Even if you are giving credits for these images, you should actually give the credit to the owner (or photographer) or the website the picture actually belongs to and NOT to 'Google Images'. Google Images is just a mediator.

You can get the necessary information of the website from the top-right corner once you open an image in Google Images. If you are taking any pictures from SXC or Freefoto or ImageAfter, please read the Image License Agreement and the FAQ. Though these images are free, you will have to 'credit' some photographers, some would insist you to 'notify' them before you use it in any public work.

Photo Credit: Asif Akbar / Image

17 comments:

Nehha N Josshi said...

yeah, that's true!

Anoop said...

nehha..
i kno wat? i recently came to kno abt it... i never used to credit anyone for usin their pics.. :D

n now after hearin wat my sis said, i was like searchin for the pics i used n givin credits to them.. omg.. :|

Nikita said...

Anoop,

That's indeed helpul and informative !!!

Anoop said...

thanks a lot Nikita..for droppin by....

Red Handed said...

i think its cool wimme and the photographer....till i say i tuk the pics.. I am not! so it doesnt matter you knw. I search pages after pages to get perfect pic for my post and i dont have the patience to find who clicked it. I dont think it affects anyone till i wrongfully showcase his pic as mine. NO MALAFIDE INTENTION u knw :P

♪♪HARINI♪♪ said...

Oh I never thought of it that way, though I knew google just takes images from everywhere.. I just lose my patience at the end of the search.. Also, most of my pics are from corbis and they have their watermark, so i thought it didnt matter..

Anoop said...

red...
yea even i was thinkin so... :) but i think there is somethin with it... or y shud everyone do tat??

y take risk?? :D

Anoop said...

harini
even i was thinkin it tat way... who is gonna check blogs to see if they r usin any copyright'ed materials... but wat if we r unlucky enough to hav our blog to b the one who they gonna stumble up on???? :((

n hey thanks for droppin by.. :)

Harish said...

I think I should start crediting the websites or photographers.

Anoop said...

Harish
yes..u really shud... :)

thanks for droppin by...

Alcina said...

Would give credits to each one right away..

☆ Rià ღ said...

Thnx for passing on this info, will be more careful next time onwards.

Anoop said...

ria
my pleasure... :D

thanks for droppin by... :)

Shikha Arya said...

heyy thnx for dropping by...

just went through your blog..you write straight from the heart..I appreciate the modesty that comes across in all your writings :)

Anoop said...

Alcina...
u shud... :) nothin ll happen if u add an extra line to ur post.. :) m happy tat i wrote a post abt it.. :D

Shika
thanks to u too.. for droppin by.. :D
n thanks for ur comments.. :) love it.. ;)

Gowthami said...

very informative...

Even I take from google images.. :(
Thanks for making me know this!

Ninu said...

gowthami
my pleasure....

n also give credits to photographers.. y take risk?? :D

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