27 August 2013

Infographic: Stealing Images Online VS Using Images Fairly

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Besides being illegal, did you know that it is more troublesome to steal images online, as compared to using them ethically?

To show you how much easier (and wholesome) it is to use online images fairly, data visualization site Visual.ly—in collaboration with Imgembed—has created an infographic.

According to the infographic, image thieves have to perform the following time-consuming steps to use stolen images: downloading the image; resizing it; uploading it to a server; and creating HTML tags for use.

However, with Imgembed, it only takes two hassle-free steps: setting the dimensions, and copying the embed code to your blog or website.

Stealing online images also comes with other risks—you’ll never have a peace of mind and you may end up paying for expensive legal fees and royalties. With Imgembed, you can use images with a guilt-free conscience and only pay for what you use.

When it comes to the excuses of image thieves—such as ‘ignorance’ and ‘difficulty’—Imgembed overcomes them by offering a transparent and healthy environment for users to use images fairly with the creators knowledge and through auto-attribution—providing a win-win solution for both parties.

To find out more about the benefits of using images ethically, check out the infographic below:

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[via Imgembed and Visual.ly]