When planning to use images on your blog-post, it is essential to have a clear understanding of the step you are planning to undertake. You must know the difference between free photos and copyright protected images, the different image qualities and most importantly, the type of messages different photos bring out. Here are some of the basics which you must have at your fingertips.
Different types of imagery
Two different kinds of images exist; royalty free images and rights managed images. Royalty free images provide one with nearly unlimited usage. You primarily can use the photos in virtually any application and projects provided you comply with the terms of the license agreement. Royalty free images are ordinarily available for use from when one purchases the license which gives him full authority to download and use them.
Rights-managed images usually have usage limitations in place. For this option, you basically will be allowed to use the pictures only when you meet certain conditions which focus on issues like duration of usage, geographical region, industry etc. all these conditions are typically spelt out clearly in the licensing document.
Can I use royalty free images for free?
Not at all. Royalty free means that once a license fee is paid, the images can be used many times without paying any additional charges. The one payoff license fee is usually done to protect the specific user from any future claims by the original owner of the image.
What is image copyright?
Copyright is a form of legal protection provided by the law to the authors of ‘original works of authorship’. Image copyright is the legal protection that restricts one from using specific images before getting full authorisation. Usage of such images without permission can lead to jail since it the action is considered illegal and is commonly referred to as copyright infringement.
Can someone find one image in the whole internet?
New technology now enables copyright owners to identify unlicensed imagery and take action immediate action easily. By use of the technology, copyright owners can easily track and identify their images even if they have been modified, recreated or only one part of the image use. The image is then flagged up to the owner so that they can check and confirm whether the correct license is held by the user which can then lead to legal redress.
— Pere Crisol Milian (@PereCrisol) 13 de diciembre de 2017