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Monday, October 11, 2010

Picapp - millions of free blog pics, elegantly simple

Teacher in art class

I love using Picapp to post photos to my blog. It's quick, free, easy to use, has an elegantly simple interface and gives you access to millions of stock and news photos. No attribution is required: readers simply click on the gallery button visible on every photo you embed for full details. And you don't need to register to use the service.

An elementary schoolgirl takes part in an abacus contest in Tokyo May 19, 2010. About 100 students from American schools in U.S. military bases in Japan participated in the contest which made use of the soroban, a traditional Japanese calculating tool. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon (JAPAN - Tags: EDUCATION SOCIETY)
Try punching in a few teacher terms using both "creative" and "editorial" searches. Creative will pull up a huge library of stock photos. Editorial will get you wire service pics from Reuters and others on everything from international news to politicians to celebs. You can illustrate virtually any domestic, international or opinion piece. Take your pick, remember they're free. Picapp photos are only for blogs and can be embedded on any blogging platform.

The Picapp site is still in beta. Enjoy.