Can I use this image on my website or graphic design project?

When clients send me images for their projects, I can usually tell if they bought them, created them, or copied them from online. While I advise people to purchase stock images or hire a photographer to take pictures, almost always a client will do an online search first. Image search results are great as a source of inspiration. However, it’s not ok to copy and use online images without checking what their permissions are.

It's not ok to copy and use online images without checking what their permissions are.

With so many graphics available online, it’s sometimes hard to know if and how you can use them. With that in mind, I have created a simple infographic to help you determine if you can use an image on your website or graphic design project.

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Learn more about Public Domain images and Creative Commons when searching online for graphics. Or be on the safe side and either create your own images or purchase images through stock photography websites like istockphoto.comshutterstock.com or bigstockphoto.com to name a few.

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