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Where do you find image files to use for your Facebook fan page?

Learned about Creative Commons but still it's not easy to find decent copyright free photos use for my Facebook fan page. I have three questions:
1. Where do you find great photos to use?
2. If you have to give credit to the photographer, where do you do it?
3. Anyone knows a decent app/software that would turn whatever I type (text) into word art?

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Helen Adeosun
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Helen Adeosun Entrepreneur
Co-Founder and CEO of CareAcademy.co
Yep we use canva.com to make beautiful word art (it's our best kept secret). Hubspot published this article on the 49 sources for free great photos, and host photo give aways. There's morguefile and a ton of others that offer also low cost pond5.com and more. Here is an example: http://www.juice-marketing.com/blog/free-stock-images-blog-website/ Thank you! Helen Adeosun How can you help little ones avoid food allergens? Check out our Nutrition Class for Healthy Eating and get a certificate! Helen Adeosun Founder and CEO, CareAcademy.co Office: [removed to protect privacy] | Cell: [removed to protect privacy] Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter!
Varun Mehta
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Varun Mehta Entrepreneur
CEO of Disqovery
Hey Chris, it has been a while!
  1. Don't give up on Creative Commons yet! Have you looked at flickr's advanced search? It lets you filter images based on which ones allow for CC & commercial use, as well as if attribution is required.
  2. For our company blog we just put an attribution field right into the theme. For a Facebook image, I'd probably just modify the image before posting it to include attribution at the bottom.
  3. (no idea)
Christopher Kim
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Christopher Kim Entrepreneur
Product Manager
@Helen: canva.com is amazing! thanks a lot!!
@Varun: hope you've been well! Seems attribution is required for most photos on Flicker. Thanks for the tip! I agree that it's better to put the attribution right into the theme.

Clynton Caines
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Clynton Caines Entrepreneur
SharePoint Developer at Discover Technologies
1. You can always do a search for 'sources of free photos' or something similar... I'm not sure how much of a wild goose chase that might lead to.

These were put to good use within my app.
http://openclipart.org
http://icons.iconarchive.com
http://www.iconfinder.com (mainly free below paid listings)
http://pixabay.com
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov (never under-estimate how great these can be!)

2. It depends on the requirements of the license (even CC). Once you find good sources, keep them handy so you don't have to keep reviewing requirements. For my credit info, I put general info on my copyright page (in app and online) - with specific references made available if requested. Let me know if you want the link. I guess it depends on how many sources and how many images you use. I did not use watermarks (self-imposed or otherwise).

3. depends on what you mean by word art - MSWord has some, but...
Sandy Fischler
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Sandy Fischler Entrepreneur
Experiential Marketing Director | Event Producer | Event Management | Entrepreneur
I'll second Canva - it's probably exactly what you're looking for.
Jared Zimmerman
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Jared Zimmerman Entrepreneur • Advisor
User Experience Director
Christopher if you're getting images off of wikimedia commons it will show you right below the image how to credit the image, e.g. Showing the license you have to mention and the original author of the content or if it isn't known the uploader. As far as where to include this text on Facebook? Every image, even page banners still have a detail page. Use the description area of that page to show the license and author information. Other than Commons, which is a great resource, you can looks at the Creative Commons licensed content that is in flickr. You can user their advanced search to find these images, just make sure you limit it to images that can be used for commercial purposes.
Jake Carlson
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Jake Carlson Entrepreneur • Advisor
Software Development Manager at Oracle
istockphoto.com, etc. Just search for royalty free stock photos.
Jonny Chan ✓
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Jonny Chan ✓ Entrepreneur
Growth Marketing Manager at ipsy
You can create awesome quotes + images w/ ShareAsImage.com. They work really great to drive up user engagement =)
Tania Retchisky
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Tania Retchisky Entrepreneur
Brand Consultant at MetaDesign
Hello Christopher, I was an art buyer for many years at Saatchi & Saatchi. There are some good banks' image, but you will have to pay something. You can always explain your case and deal something. Here is an example: http://www.trunkarchive.com Very Best, Tania
Oskar Serrander
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Oskar Serrander Advisor
Vice President, iHeartMedia (Spotify 2009-2014), advisor
I find the best app for easy drag-n-drop graphic design is Canva.com. It even gives you stunning, modern templates and typography as well as tutorials on how to be a better designer.
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