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    The Ultimate Guide To Photo Resources For BuzzFeed Community Users

    Not sure where to find pictures for your post? Fret no more.

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    Howdy! So, you've just signed up for a BuzzFeed Community account and have the perfect idea for a post, but where are you going to find pictures to use?

    We're here to help! First and foremost, please make sure to read our Rules and Guidelines. Kindly note that BuzzFeed Community does not support any accounts or posts that are of a self-promotional, political, or commercial nature. Not sure if your post fits our guidelines? Click that link above and take a look!

    Before we start, the number one thing to remember is: Respect other creators' intellectual property!

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    You're welcome to post content you've created, like original photos or illustrations, but if you use an image you didn't create (like a still from a movie or a GIF) make sure you provide proper credit to the creator. This guide will help you with finding images to use and teach you how to credit them properly!

    OK, ready for some resources? Here we go!

    If you're searching for hi-res photos to use in a personality quiz, upload them straight from your draft with our Unsplash Photo Uploader!

    A purple banner that reads, "unsplash photo editor available for personality quizzes"
    Canva/Anna Kopsky

    Some cool things to note regarding the Personality Quiz Unsplash Photo Uploader:

    1. You do not need to add a photo credit, as this system automatically adds a photo credit to the photo.

    2. You do not even need to leave your draft to upload images. This is the easiest way to upload images to your personality quiz!

    Here's how to use it. Step one: start your personality quiz. In the answer section under your first question, click on the little photo icon.

    BuzzFeed/Anna Kopsky

    Step two: When the image uploader pops up, type what you're looking for into the search bar. Click the image you'd like to use, and it will be added to your post! Continue these steps until you're finished with each question.

    A screenshot of the image uploader on the BuzzFeed quiz maker. A search bar has the words "star wars costume" typed into it and six star wars images are below it, with one circled in red
    BuzzFeed/Anna Kopsky


    You can also add Unsplash images following these same steps to your results section!

    A purple banner says "GIFS"
    Canva/ Anna Kopsky

    GIFs make the world go round. To find some, Giphy is a fabulous resource.

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    If using Giphy, this is how you should source your GIF:

    BuzzFeed/Anna Kopsky

    The TV/film studio/record label (for music videos) goes in the "credit" section, and the place where you found it goes in the "via" section. This goes for screen caps from TV and movies as well.

    A purple banner reads, "where to find other images for your quizzes and lists"
    Canva/Anna Kopsky

    Flickr Commons:

    Josh More / Via Flickr Creative Commons /

    On Flickr Commons, type a keyword. Then make sure to select "all creative commons" in the drop down box, so you know you're only browsing through images you have permission to use.

    Flickr Creative Commons / Anna Kopsky

    When crediting Flickr Creative Commons, it should look like this:

    BuzzFeed/Anna Kopsky

    Find the photographer's name, and paste it into the "credit" field. Then, source Flickr Creative Commons and drop the URL into the "via" section.

    Wikimedia Commons:

    Ej Hersom / CC BY 2.0 / Via Wikimedia Commons /

    And here's how the sourcing for the above image should look:

    BuzzFeed/Anna Kopsky

    In the "credit" field, type the owner of the image's name, plus the copyright license listed under the image (which, in this case, is "CC BY 2.0"). In the "via" field, source Wikimedia Commons along with the URL where you found the photo.

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    Finally, embedding is also a fun way to feature rad content.

    To embed a post, you just need to follow a few easy steps. First, click on the "embed" button in your draft:

    BuzzFeed/Anna Kopsky

    Then, paste the URL or embed code into the box that appears, and hit "enter." Fun and easy, right?

    BuzzFeed/Anna Kopsky

    So which websites allow embeds, you ask?


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    And Facebook:

    Tasty/BuzzFeed / Via Facebook: BuzzFeed

    And that's everything!

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