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Foter: Open Licensed Photos for WordPress

Foter: Open Licensed Photos for WordPress

Photo credit: jurvetson / Foter.com / CC BY
Finding photos to include in your blog posts can be a major headache.

Not only do you have to find images that are both appropriate for your site content wise and license-wise, but, depending on the license, you may have to attribute the photo in a certain way to avoid unwittingly infringing the rights of the photographer.

Though some sites, such as Morguefile (previous coverage) and Stock.xchng (previous coverage) offer free stock photos that you can use without concern, the libraries are generally limited and it may be difficult to find the photo you want or need.

Fortunately, there are millions of Creative Commons and other openly-licensed or public domain photos out there you can use. However, finding those photos and putting them into your blog legally can be a challenge. This is why a slew of services have cropped up over the years to make such licensing easier including Wylio, Xpert, OpenAttribute and, most relevant to WordPress bloggers, PhotoDropper (to name just a few).

It’s in that crowded field that Foter enters, hoping to carve out a niche. But can the service hope to compete and what can it provide that others can’t? I gave Foter a try to see if I could find out.Continue Reading