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A Little About Attribution
Many of us already know a little bit about attribution, even if we don’t know the term. Attribution is simply giving credit where credit is due. For example, if I write an awesome post about surviving a flood in your house and you want to share some of my steps on your blog, you give credit, or attribute, the steps I described in that post on your blog.
The same is true for photos and images. On some of the sites listed below, photographers or those who own the image request attribution. All that means is you put, somewhere on your post, a link to where you got the image. Some people put this attribution right underneath the photo they use, while some put it at the end of the post (see an example here at an old post of mine). It’s up to you to decide where you’d like to link attribution, but you have to do it if it’s requested.