How to use images?

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by giganten, Jan 9, 2008.

  1. giganten macrumors 6502a

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    If you have a blog or site that post news about gadgets and we say Mac's. What can you do to get pictures to show? Can you copy images from the "company's" site or from other sites and link back to them and say that the image is from that site?
     
  2. Matteh117 macrumors regular

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    You can do this, but a lot of sites will protect from "hotlinking", thus rendering your linked image useless.

    Code:
    <img src="http://www.link.to/image.jpg" />
     
  3. giganten thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I was more thinking of the copyright (or legal) and if it is okay to use them for "news".
     
  4. MrSmith macrumors 68040

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    If you could just lift images from someone else's site would there be any meaning to 'copyright'?
     
  5. JasonElise1983 macrumors 6502a

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  6. MrSmith macrumors 68040

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    OK, well this would appear to be where the proverbial horse's mouth is at.
     
  7. giganten thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I dont mean that you should take them, that is wrong.
    But if it is okay to use "product" images and give credits to the original site of the image? Like many sites that post about apple and rumors have same image of the product. Do they work together, or get the images from same person?

    I am just curious how it works.
     
  8. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    Well there's a number of ways to go about it. Generally there isn't a set way to do this, but the professional and/or considerate will ask before using someone else's image on their own site, or at least state that the image comes from another site.

    For Apple, as the links above show, has setup images for people to use in press type situations since they don't want to have to reply to everyone that wants to use a product image. This varies from company to company though.
     

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