How to Credit a Photo

If you want to publish a picture on your site, you have to properly credit the photographer. If you find a photo on Google and use it on your website, you must always mention the author’s name and the URL of the source. A good practice is to hyperlink to the photographer’s website. In addition to naming the photographer, you have to mention the type of work that the picture was created from. However, there are some exceptions to this rule.

The name of the photographer, if the picture is used from a commercial or government organization, should be included in the photo’s credit line. The name of the institution or company must also be mentioned. You can follow a specific standard for crediting a photo, but it’s always best to check with the author before publishing it. Here are some examples of photo credits. When writing a credit line, remember that it should not be too long.

You must properly credit a photo if you repost it online. Re-posting someone else’s content gives you more exposure and followers. To ensure that your photo receives as much exposure as possible, you should also tag people and mention their names in the caption. However, if you have a large following on social media, tagging all involved parties may be a hassle. Therefore, a quick way to add attribution is to use a third-party app.