A great new place to get pictures for your blog (and save server space, too)
Posted Nov 21 2008 6:31pm
One of the predicaments facing every blog owner is the use of photos. Running out and grabbing picures off the internet can result in copyright suits, or at the least, angry fellow bloggers or website owners who don’t appreciate you stealing their work or their bandwidth. It’s a fact that blogs with pictures tend to get more in the way of readership. The posts are more attractive to the eye, and images break up the text, making it easier to read. So where do you get those blog pictures?
One answer is a new service called acobox. They allow you to grab the photo you need and link to it from their site. No server space needed, no copyright hassles, no worries. Signup takes only a few seconds and finding an image is a snap as well. the image to the right of this paragraph is hosted there, and i can think of a lot of uses for it here at ADHDFamilies.
So far the choices of images is not as large as some sites that charge for them, but over time I’m sure tht will change. Still, it’s a heck of a way to get the images you need for your blog without the worry of hassling with the legalities, and it’s absolutely free, so why not run out and check them out for yourself. The only thing you have to gain is a few professional grade photos for your next blog post.