Rules for using images in blog articles –

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IT People Blog – When we write the same topic of articles as other people’s blog articles, anyone can easily mock that it’s plagiarism!! The content is the same, the title is the same, what is discussed is the same point. Then what about pictures?

1. Image law

Using the same image can be considered plagiarism, even though images have different terms of use, some are in the public domain (anyone may use them as illustrations) and some are copyright protected so you have to pay when you want to use them.

That is, image sources can come from anywhere, you can search for images on Google, you can find images without sources, and you may not necessarily use all of that!! In the future someone may claim their image causing a copyright infringement notification to appear on your blogger/adsense dashboard!!

Even though there is no clear description of the image, whether it is paid, copyrighted, or other binding digital legal force, and because of this lack of clarity, you believe that the image you are using is included in the public domain category.

copyright free domain

Except when the image comes from a paid image provider site such as shutterstock, or the image clearly has a source information in the form of a watermark and someone claims to be the rightful owner.

When you use it for blog articles is it wrong?

It really doesn’t matter if:

a. You have not omitted the source of the image caption

b. You did not remove the watermark/watermark on the image

c. You do not acknowledge as the owner of the image.

d. Provide a Disclaimer page for your blog that specifically discusses permission to use images.

Using an image is incorrect if:

a. You accidentally deleted the source.

b. You remove the watermark / watermark in the image with the inpaint watermark remover apk

c. You do not claim to be the owner of the image.

d. Even though it is clear that the ownership of the images belongs to other people, you do not provide a special Disclaimer page that explains the use of images in your blog articles.

2. Image Instructions Disclaimer Creation

If the image you are using is owned or created by someone else, then you can add a disclaimer page like the one below through the menu special page on your blog.

You can make as many statements as you like about the use of images in your blog posts but I suggest adding this section to it.

All pictures you find on this blog are believed to be in the “public domain”. Some of the images displayed are not known for certain the source of origin. We do not intend to violate any valid intellectual property, artistic rights or copyrights. If you are the rightful owner of any of the images posted on this blog, and do not want it to be displayed or if you require appropriate credit, then please contact us and we will immediately do whatever is necessary by removing or giving credit to the content displayed.

3. Images with public domain

In the previous discussion, you believe that the images used in the article are in the “public domain” status which can be used by anyone because they do not have a clearly stated source or payment method to own the image in its entirety.

This time I want to write about the types of images that can be used by the public for free, no longer “believed” as above.

When the 2023 Asian Games take place and you want to discuss it on the blog, do you have to get permission from the logo maker or event organizer? Of course not.

Moreover, this competition is in Indonesia and broadcast to all Indonesian people

All authors can use this logo on their blog. If you still want to provide a description of the image, please provide a short caption as below

asian games 2023 logo
Asian Games 2023 logo

Apart from the contents of the text, the caption “Logo Asian Games 2023” explains to visitors that the logo you are displaying is the Logo of the Asian Games 2023, and that can be an additional keyword to optimize the content of the text.

Likewise, when you take pictures from other blogs, just put a description in the caption “Dok. Helmykediri” and so on

4. Where to download images

You can find images easily through the search engine, but specifically, below are places where you can find cool images for your blog for free and are copyright free.

a. is a social media for image lovers with a free license, here there are lots of good designs that you can use without paying. My advice is to always include the source of the image when you use it later.

b. Freimages. com is another website that you can find via a google search with the search term “free image source”.

Create images with MS Word

As a blogger as well as an article writer, you should prioritize using copyright-free images or creating your own images with the help of MS Word so that the results look unique.

First of all, please look for image inspiration on the Google search engine or image download sites

After getting the image you want to include in the article, you often have to match the size of the image to fit your needs. If you don’t have Photoshop skills, then Microsoft Office Word can be an option to solve this problem.

The advantage of using Microsoft Office Word to edit images is that you can change the image size, resolution, sharpen colors, remove the background without destroying the image quality even if you drag it to make it bigger or smaller.

Very simple but I think there are still many who don’t take advantage of MS Word. Even though we only need to pull it out or in.

edit images in ms word

Usually, images imported into Office Word are no longer transparent as before (if your images were previously transparent).

Make an image transparent effect with word

If you often search for images on Google, surely you often find “transparent” images with small square backgrounds in PNG format. And if you don’t have qualified image editing skills, you can easily do this method to make the image you choose completely transparent, by using Word to remove the background box in one click.

For example, you select this image (insert picture > from file), wait for loading to finish

raw image before edit

Click on the image, choose a format at the top of the menu, then remove background

Drag the cursor if you want to expand the image where the background box is removed.

remove image background

Finished. The result should look something like this

just edit anyway

Now you know the risks of using other people’s images in blog articles without permission. Overseas blog owners have often posted complaints about copyright lawsuits on their blogs in Indonesia, while it’s still not busy enough but sooner or later it will happen soon.

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