How To Use Images From Other Sites For Your Blog

How To Use Images From Other Sites On Your Blog

Kyley in Arizona wants to know what advice I could give to anyone looking to use images from another site on theirs.  To keep from causing conflict, I will break down the 3 ways you can make this happen.


  • If you credit the person’s photos that you are using, you typically won’t have any problems.
  • EXAMPLE: I will use the word ‘source’ and link the photo to the original location.


  • A license that enables you to allow people to use your work, but only in a certain way.
  • Look into the person’s site and see if they have this license. If they do, read the kind they have.
  • EXAMPLE: Some people will allow you to use their work and fix it to your liking as long as you link back.
  • Read the fine print and abide by their rules.


  • If you don’t see a creative commons license, the best way to use their work is to ask first.
  • EXAMPLE: Shoot a quick email about what you are doing and why their image would fit your work.

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