How to … add photos from the internet

Smiles are overrated.Sometimes you will need to use an image from the internet to make your post stand out.

Can you use any image on the internet?

No you can’t.

You can use images that are creative commons where the owner has given you permission to use the image as long as you include attribution. Here is a chart about the different licenses for images. There are many websites and search tools on the web for finding images that are creative commons. Some of these give you the attribution in an easy format as well. The one I have found easiest to use is compfight.

Back in activity 4, we activated the compfight plugin. To check whether you have done this correctly, check the icons above your post icons. If you see this, then you can use compfight.

To add a creative commons image to your blog post is now only one click away. You also have attribution  included.

How to add the image and attribution.

  • 1. Write your complete post and save as a draft.
  • 2. At the end of your post on a new line, click on the compfight icon.
  • 3. Put in your search term and find a small image that you want to use.
  • 4. Click on the S under the image.
  • 5. Now the image you chose and the attribution is at the bottom of your post.

Moving and aligning your image

You will notice most images I use are in the top right corner of my post with writing to the left of that image. How do I do that?

  • 1. While in your post dashboard, click and drag the image so the cursor (a little black line behind the image) is at the beginning of the first line on your post.
  • 2. Click on the image and click on the first icon you see. This will take you to an area where you can align the image to the right.
  • 3. Click on the advanced settings tab of this page and put 10 in both the vertical and horizontal boxes. This will now give you a space around the image so your writing doesn’t run right into the image.
  • 4. Now update.

Now that you have added two images to your blog – one that you took and one somebody else took – what were some of the things you found easy or difficult when adding images?


Creative Commons License Photo Credit: Sean Molin via Compfight

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