* Copyright laws

PixabayA wonderful blogger at Chapel Hill Snippets, Ruth Morgan, was kind enough to alert me to copyright laws related to images.  She has already gone through her posts to eliminate images which are not free to use.  I asked Ruth for advice after crying, “HELP!”   First, Ruth recommended Pixabay.com (see above), which provides over 330,000 images in 20 languages.  All these images may be copied, modified, and even used for commercial purposes without permission.  Images are organized by category and provided by photographers (I might try to donate a few).  You will also find images from Shutterstock, which generates funds for Pixabay,  which is completely FREE!   Second, when I asked Ruth how I could determine which images are not free of copyrights, she suggested TinEye Reverse Image Search.  You may drag and drop images, enter URLs, use a browser plug-in, or upload a file for TinEye to examine.   (I hope it’s OK to use the image below!)TinEyeI have only gone through three of my blog categories so far.  Yikes!  Right now, I’m taking two online classes concurrently, as well as teaching a LOT.  I hope my site remains invisible to the copyright police, whoever they might be, until I can finish slogging my way through images!  If you see something that is copyrighted, please let me know!