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Reblogger Elayna Fernandez
Education & Training with the Positive MOM

Copyright law infringement is a huge and valid concern of many bloggers or web publishers. Brad provides a comprehensive useful guide and I am happy to share it with you!

Original content by Brad Andersohn Non-Licensed

 Some of the best posts and blogs I have ever seen, stood out more because of the photos and graphics.  Many of my posted photos are taken by me, but what about some of those awesome graphics and clipart you see in many blogs?  Where do these people find these creative and post-related cool graphics?

Some photos and images are protected by copyright laws and SHOULD NEVER be used in your blog or on your website.  However, there are many websites that also offer FREE graphics, photos, backgrounds and clipart.

Search google for a specific item, and then only select images, graphics and photos that are public domain and not copyright protected or stamped by an author, website, or company.  Since we all have camera phones with digital cameras built in, and many of us do take our own photos, it would be nice to have a place on Active Rain that allowed members to contribute and access graphics and photos for their posts. Until then, there is plenty out there for you to choose from.  

Here are just a few of those sites you might want to check out. 

Here's a few others I'd like to mention:
The Web Squeeze
- 40 FREE Photo sites for Commercial use.
FreeFoto.com is made up of 117253 images with 151 sections organized into 3279 categories.
FREE Webpage Headers has hundreds to chose from.  Very nice selection.
FREE Artistic Photos - Nice shots taken for you to use.  Great selections here.
PDPhoto.org - Thousands of royalty free pictures here, more than you'll ever need.
FREE Logo Maker - This one is simply a snap!!
Imagechef.com , Custom Sign Generator  and Glittermaker.com offer FREE and very cool stuff.

There are more than 1,000,000 free images, photos, graphics, clipart and backgrounds out on the web.  They can be used on your websites, your blogs, your flyers, publications, and email etc. If you don't like any of them, or are looking for something custom, use your camera phone or digital, and go shoot your own.

I have written a few posts just based on a photo I had taken, or an idea that came from a particular graphic.  If a picture tells a thousand stories, wouldn't you like access to a thousand pictures?  Enjoy these sites and I wish you continued Blogging successes!!

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Patrick White
Home Driven Realty, Inc - Baldwin, NY
Driven to bring New Yorkers home

Good Evening Elayna

Thanks for the post and re-blog. Have a great day.

Jun 07, 2011 02:39 PM
Deepak Chauhan Asso-Broker, MLO
Versailles Property - Irvine, CA
Your Solution-Oriented Realtor

Good that's what I was looking for, thanks

Jun 07, 2011 02:39 PM
Michele Cadogan 917-861-9166
Fillmore Real Estate 2990 Av U, Bklyn , NY 11229 - Brooklyn, NY
Licensed Real Estate Associate Broker -


Thanks for this post- sometimes I can't alway get out to take original photos for my post.  These links should help.

Jun 07, 2011 02:46 PM
Trang Beuschlein
Homes for Sale in Campbell CA- Broker-BKR Realty - Campbell, CA
Campbell CA Real Estate - Campbell CA Homes for Sa

Elayna, I'm afraid to use pictures on the web not knowing if they are copyrighted/protected, so I also try to take pictures on my own to insert into blogs.  Thanks for the links!

Jun 07, 2011 03:03 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Thanks for the Re-Blog, Elayna.  

If you can't take your own pics, these are excellent sites.

Jun 07, 2011 03:25 PM
DeeDee Riley
Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA - El Dorado Hills, CA
Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas

Great re-blog Elayna!  That Brad is the greatest about sharing information.  I'll make sure and tell him myself as well!

Jun 07, 2011 04:38 PM
John Pusa
Glendale, CA

Elayna - I missed the original blog. Thank you for the detailed quality blog about free photos, graphics, and clip art.

Jun 07, 2011 05:17 PM
Fernando Herboso - Associate Broker MD, & VA
Maxus Realty Group of Samson Properties - Clarksburg, MD
301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA

Elayna, nice seeing you around once again. . . we missed you! 

Jun 07, 2011 11:58 PM
Betsy Schuman Dodek
Washington Fine Properties - Washington DC Area Real Estate - Potomac, MD

Thanks for the information Elayna!!! This is very helpful information!!!

Jun 08, 2011 12:30 AM
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

Elayna, as many say FREE is good and this re-blog with all the links is a tremendous resource.

Jun 08, 2011 03:46 AM
Elayna Fernandez
the Positive MOM - Fort Worth, TX
BE Positive and You'll BE Powerful!

Thank you for the comments, everyone! I agree that Brad is certainly a wonderful source of knowledge and advice. I'm happy the re-blog was helpful and excited to see your faces around here. Blessings to all!

Jun 10, 2011 06:44 AM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Elayna and thanks for the information, great stuff!

VB ;o)

Jun 23, 2011 01:27 AM
Roberto Gonzalez
RG Realty Inc - Hagerstown, MD
Hagerstown Commercial Real Estate


Thank you for the post, great work, you always provide useful information, love to read your blog

Jul 19, 2011 03:17 AM
Chuck Mixon
The Keyes Company - Cutler Bay, FL
Cutler Bay Specialist, GRI, CDPE, BPOR

Very good information, even bookmarked this one.

Dec 14, 2014 10:05 PM