Howdy! So, you’ve just joined PashtoScoop Community and have the perfect idea for a post, but you have no idea where the heck to find pictures to use? We’re here to help!
☝ First things first: please make sure to read our Rules and Guidelines.
You’re welcome to post content you’ve created, like original photos or illustrations, but if you use an image you didn’t create (like a still from a movie or a GIF) make sure you provide proper credit to the creator. This guide will help you with finding images to use and teach you how to credit them properly!
Royalty Free Stock Photo Resources
If you’re searching for hi-resolution photos to use for thumbnails, lists, or quizzes, we recommend using the following royalty free stock photo sites.
Unsplash contains over 1 million free high-resolution images brought to you from photographers around the world. You can use any Unsplah photo in your work — as long as they’re given proper credit for their art.
When you download a photo from Unsplash.com, a box will pop up with the artist’s name. Then, grab the URL and you’ve got all the info you need to credit whichever gorgeous photo you select for your post.
The credit section under your photos should look like this:
When searching for photos on Flickr Commons, make sure you select “all creative commons” in the drop down box in the search filter so you know you’re only browsing through images you have permission to use.
When sourcing a photo you downloaded from Wikimedia commons, type the owner of the image’s name, alongwith the the name of the copyright license listed under the image (which, in this case, is “CC BY 2.0”).
GIFs are our favorite things on the internet — they make the world go round.
GIPHY is a fabulous resource for GIFs. It lets you search from the world’s largest library of animated GIFs, making it easy to find and share them on the web.
2. PashtoScoop’s frontend uploader
If the GIF you are looking for isn’t available anywhere on the internet, you can make your own GIFs using our Frontend Uploader.
To do so, sign in to your PashtoScoop account, go to the frontend uploader and choose ‘GIF’ from the options.
3. Social Media embeds
Finally, embedding is also a fun way to feature content from other social media platforms.
To embed a post, you just need to follow a few easy steps.
1. First, click on the “embed” button in your draft:
2. Pase the link to the post you want to embed
Once you paste the paste the URL or embed code into the box, the embedded post appears. Fun and easy, right?