Thursday, January 20, 2011

Find Photos For Your Blog - Free, Fast, and Easy

Blog With Authenticity Without Getting Firedphoto © 2009 Search Engine People Blog | more info (via: Wylio)I am generally not one to give blogging tips, especially technical ones.  I'm figuring this out as I go along, and when I need help with HTML, I ask my son.

Today, however, I want to pass along a really cool resource that I just found via Alise... Write.  The site is called Wylio:
Wylio is the double rainbow, so intense, all-in-one picture finder and re-sizer made specifically for bloggers. We are the quickest way for you to get a photo into your next blog post.
Wylio will search Creative Commons-licensed photos that match your keyword(s).  Once you select an image, you can adjust the size and choose the way you want the image to appear in your blog post.

Here's the cool part:  Wylio then gives you the code to plug the image directly into your blog post, with proper attribution already encoded.

Wylio searches the same Flickr photo collections that I've been searching.  But instead of having to double- and triple-check to ensure that I'm accurately attributing an image to its owner, I can let Wylio take care of that for me.
So easy, so quick.  I probably won't use it all the time, but it's a wonderful option to have!
Have you tried Wylio, or do you have another way to insert images into blog posts?


  1. Hmm, I'll have to check it out. I've tried to use the Flickr creative commons a couple times, but I'm always confused about how to search (and actually find) something and I'm worried about credit. I'm not sure what the attribution rules are (which is probably while I usually just stick with my own photos), but I do my best to tell people where I got it from if it's not my photo. That's a huge service to offer.

  2. Very cool service. I use mostly my own photos and the collection I have gathered through various web design softwares and free sites. Crediting images can be a pain and in return for convenience Wylio gets a link back. Very even trade, nice resource!

  3. Wow, that's cool. I also have started to use Flickr. However, they do not give you the code and they can't take the "all rights reserved" off their photos (some kind of flickr rule) so often times it throws me. I'll have to check this out. Thanks Melissa!

  4. Melissa, I can't wait to check this out. As soon as my computer recovers from the IMP it acqauired when I was looking for photos the other day, I'll go there! Thanks!

  5. THANK YOU for posting this! I used to work as a librarian and we'd get lectured constantly about violating copyright law, so when I started my blog, I was super paranoid about using pictures from the web (so I haven't!). I'm going to check this site out. :)


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