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Use of Images - Blue - 03-03-2020

Using images from Amazon is something that has led to many arguments in many places. Their rules are very clear about this. Also, I have talked with several Amazon reps and all have given me the same answer.

01. You can't use the Amazon logo or their other trademarks or images with those. This is strictly forbidden. You can't create your own images using these names or use any of these words in domain names or social media group/page names.

02. You can not take product images from Amazon sales pages and use those on your own. You can use only whatever they provide through the Associate's dashboard / SiteStripes.

Now Amazon doesn't own these product images. So if you are to use these then you need to ask permission from those sellers or whoever owns those images. Usually the manufacturer. Amazon won't hunt you down if you use these images unlike if you use Amazon trademarks. But if someone reports it then they would terminate your account in most cases.

So if you need images then either you need to have permission from the owner of the image or you need to use Royalty free images or Public Domain Images. Now here is an easy way to find those,

 Goto Google Advance Image Search

Here is the link >

There type the keyword or product name or whatever you want to find

then find the drop-down box called " usage rights: "

Select " Free to use or share even commercially "


Now, remember still make sure to be careful. Even in this free image search, you might find copyrighted images.

Personally, I use Canva to make my own images. In most cases, I use just patterns and text which is more than enough Facebook and Twitter. It's really fun making images/banners there. Free Account has plenty of stuff to work with and they also have paid subscriptions for those who want more. Here's my referral link if you are interested to take a look at it. If anyone joins under my link I would get a premium element like a text effect, a background, etc from their paid package. Smile  Link >> Here Here <<

Also, you can use Royalty-Free Images, Public Domain images, etc. There are many stock image sites that offer royalty-free and similar types of images. If those don't look great then use an editor like Canva and make those look cool. You can just search for these and have a collection so you can use them when you want.

Now there is another way to collect images but it's not exactly ethical I guess but it's safe most of the time. There is a method call garbage collecting. There are images discarded by people. Like there are people who auction things at places like eBay. They take photos of the item they want to sell or the auction. then move on after the deal is done. You can use these photos later. I'm not talking about sellers who sell products with those manufacturers ' product images. like someone selling their old camera or cooker. nobody would care about these images once the deal is done. You can grab those, keep them in your collection and then later use them in your photo creations.