Jeff Pearl Homes AR Blog: Fast Search Source of Photos for Blogs

Fast Search Source of Photos for Blogs

I wanted to do a little more research on this before I included it on my recent blog about " 20 Sources of Free Photos and More for Bloggers". http://activerain.com/blogsview/4805911/20-sources-of-free-photos-and-more-for-bloggers

This source is a very fast way to locate a photo for your blog, but care must be taken when using this source. After I went through the process a few times, it became clearer, and I think this is a great site to use for grabbing photos for blogs.

 For this blog, I just did a search for " Barns". Several varieties and choices of barns came up. I picked this one, then I just held my cursor over  " Preview" tab to enlarge it some. This one looked good. Next I selected " Get Photo". This brings up a screen where you can select what size photo you want to download. I chose " Large 1024 X 768". I had a choice of eight different sizes, but Large works for this blog. Step #2 is " Grab HTML for Attribution". Don't forget to do Step #2. Copy the code they provide, then paste it at the bottom of your blog. See it at bottom on this blog.

 By the way, once the photo is downloaded, I usually just copy and paste it on my desktop. Then I rename it to make it easier to find before uploading it to AR.

 Another thing to remember, when the results come in, the top two rows of photos are labled  "Sponsored". Don't use any of those. Those will take you to Shutterstock where you will have to follow their policies. So just skip over the first two rows and don't use them.

 The photos look like pretty good quality. It can be hard to decide which one to use!

Here is one other tip that might help. I logged into AR first with Firefox. I was having trouble pasting the HTML code at bottom of this blog. So I then logged in with IE and had same problem. Next I tried Chrome, and you guessed it, still couldn't paste the code into AR blog. My solution was to open AR in one window, then open Photopin in a seperate window. I then hit " Select all" to highlight the HTML code, then I dragged it across to this AR blog and that worked. You'll have to play around with that and test it on your own computer. This morning I tried again, and pasting worked using Firefox, and the HTML gave me this link (photo credit: Great barn via photopin (license) you also see below. Ok, if you haven't already heard about this one, and have been wondering what this site is, I just mentioned it above. It's called Photopin.

 

http://photopin.com/

 

barn

Jeff Pearl | Lic in VA

Remax Distinctive

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Homes | Land | Farms | Historic

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photo credit: Great barn via photopin (license)

 

 

 

Comment balloon 10 commentsJeff Pearl • January 04 2016 02:59PM

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Good morning Jeff, great picture & price! Good tips for those of us with an idea, but no photo and I think that photos help make a blog.

Posted by Susan Laxson CRS, Local Knowledge & Global Network (Palm Properties) almost 5 years ago

Jeff Pearl I am fortunate that I maintain my own file portfolio for many diferent subjects so rarely need an outside source. This is a great source though and will archive the site. Thanks!

Posted by Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI, Presence, Persistence & Perseverance (HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc.) almost 5 years ago

#1- Good morning Susan, Thanks. Free is usualy good!

#2- Hi Sandy and Norm, Same here, I always check my own photo collection first. Thanks!

Posted by Jeff Pearl, Full Service Full Time Realtor (RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA) almost 5 years ago

Thank you for sharing the great  information. Have a good day. 

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) almost 5 years ago

#4- Hi Gita, Seems like it's getting easier to find free photos these days. Thanks!

Posted by Jeff Pearl, Full Service Full Time Realtor (RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA) almost 5 years ago

Good morning Jeff. Growing up on a dairy farm, the photo has special meaning, but I never saw a silo with windows in it before.

Great job with your post.

Let's make 2016 the best year ever!

Posted by Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life (Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709) almost 5 years ago

#6- Hi Joe, Looks like that barn was converted into a house. We see that a lot in this area. barns get converted to art studios, antique shops, living space, offices, places to hold events like weddings, etc. i saw one silo where the owner installed a spiral staircase up the middle, then built shelves, and turned it into a library with a little office at the top. Have a Good 2016! Thanks.

Posted by Jeff Pearl, Full Service Full Time Realtor (RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA) almost 5 years ago

Thank you very much for sharing this information which should be helpful for many bloggers.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) almost 5 years ago

That is a very pretty barn to use as an example. Pixabay.com is great to use too.

Posted by Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust! (Friends & Neighbors Real Estate) almost 5 years ago

#8- Hi Roy, No problem, Thanks!

#9- Hi Evelyn, Thanks. yes, I like Pixabay as well! Thanks

Posted by Jeff Pearl, Full Service Full Time Realtor (RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA) almost 5 years ago

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