This piece originally appeared on Dialing8
Photo Pin has become a favorite tool and shortcut. It’s a time saver and really an assistant to finding and posting images to your blog posts.
It’s a search engine for Creative Commons licensed images on Flickr. It seems to be a quicker search and the choices are plentiful as to how you want to filter the license or search. You can also find a “top-tier” of relevant stock images for purchase if those catch your eye.
When searching for an image, the default filter seems to be “Interestingness” and “Non-Commercial” – and I suggest you change those to “Relevance” and “Commercial” (you’ll find these choices on the left once you begin searching).
Once you find an image on Photo Pin click on “get photo” – and then you can download the image, grab the proper attribution code, and even “fave” the image on Flickr to “keep found things found.”
We searched the term “learning” to find the results shown above. Let’s look closer at the image details.
You have four sections and an additional step we’ll take on your blog post (uploading the image to your site).
1. Download the Photo
2. Upload Your Image
The best placement for your image is on the right. However in most cases, you should place your cursor at the beginning of a paragraph and then call for the image to be right justified from within your blog editor. (Here’s a video on how to properly upload an image on WordPress)
3. Grab the Attribution Code
Copy the HTML code so you can give proper attribution on your blog post.
4. Paste code onto your post
Paste the code near the bottom of your post by going to the HTML editor. You can see the end result at the bottom of this post.
That’s it. Make sure to save Photo Pin in your bookmark toolbar (How-to: Firefox | Chrome).
photo credit: Rusty Stewart via photopin cc