Royalty-Free Pictures on Pixabay

This week's technology tip comes, as always, from our very own web guru Thomas Gruber, who has a knack for finding interesting stuff that we like sharing with our colleagues. Many of you might find yourselves looking for good online pictures for use in, well, blogs, newsletters, T&I association matters and even for clients. Yes, we sometimes replace language-specific images in translations (if the client agrees and/or requests that) with more neutral or culturally adequate images. The challenge, as always, is trying to find out whether the image is royalty-free, because we certainly don't want to violate any copyright laws. There are, of course, a variety of sites that do this for you, but Pixabay might be one of our new favorites. We tested the site by doing a few searches for images we wanted (networking, marketing), and found some great ones. Since this is a free service, you will have to deal with some ads, and the search results will also return paid images from Shutterstock, but the vast majority are royalty-free.

Just because we can, we are posting this one of a puppy here. Check out Pixabay here. Many thanks to Tom Gruber for today's technology tip!


Megan Onions on November 13, 2012 at 10:42 AM said...

Thanks for the suggestion, ladies! The puppy photo is so cute :)

Elisa said...

Excellent suggestion! I'll make sure to check it out for my upcoming translation blog (will keep you posted! ;) ). Thanks for the tip!

Judy Jenner and Dagmar Jenner on November 13, 2012 at 3:58 PM said...

@Megan: glad you like. We are suckers for cute puppies.

@Elisa: you are very welcome! Yes, please do keep us posted about your upcoming blog for sure. We always need more great translation blogs!

Tłumacz angielskiego on November 21, 2012 at 2:50 PM said...

Thanks for a hint. I will use royalty-free pictures for my little students.

will on March 17, 2013 at 1:41 PM said...

Another great source for images: go to Flickr and use "advanced search" to find images that are free to use under Creative Commons License.

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