Tech Tips for Writers is an (almost) weekly post on overcoming Tech Dread. I’ll cover issues that friends, both real-time and virtual, have shared. Feel free to post a comment about a question you have. I’ll cover it in a future Tip.
Q: I found the perfect image for my book cover (or a marketing piece), but I don’t know if it’s legal to use. How can I find out?
Try Google’s Image Search. Go to:
Upload the image you want to search for (or drag-drop it into the field), like this one:
Google will find all the places it appears:
Use this when you aren’t sure where images you want to use came from. Once you can track them back to a website, ask permission to use them or search the website for a Public Domain-type notice.
More on images:
Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy. She is the author/editor of over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, adjunct professor of technology in education, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, a columnist for TeachHUB, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, monthly contributor to Today’s Author and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. You can find her books at her publisher’s website, Structured Learning.