How to Attribute Blog Images
Adding relevant pictures to a blog post attracts readers and boosts the impact of your content. It’s good practice to acknowledge the owner of the image, and in some cases, proper attribution may be a condition of using the image. Failing to acknowledge the author may infringe on the copyright. Attributing an image on your blog requires a simple addition during the editing process.
Step 1Add a caption to the photo with the word “Image,” followed by a colon and the name of the person who created or owns the image. For example: “Image: John Doe.”
Step 2Turn the name of the owner or creator into a hyperlink, especially if you are attributing the image to a website. This is a courtesy to the owner, who gets the benefit of a backlink, which helps his search engine rankings and sends visitors to his site.
Add the same line at the end of the post if your blogging platform doesn’t let you add a caption. Distinguish it from the main body of the post by putting it in italics or a smaller font, or aligning the text to the right.