Image Searching & Copyright: Day 4

Why You Should Care and What You Should Do About It

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Day Four: Flickr

Flickr is a photo-sharing site. Users sign up and upload their photos to Flickr, which gives them a digital photo album. It's a searchable site with hundreds of thousands of photos! Some of the images are copyrighted and unavailable for reuse, but some are free under a Creative Commons license. Flickr also hosts the Commons, a database of public photo archives.

How to Search for CC Images on Flickr

First, enter your search term. Then click "Advanced Search" in the top right corner of the screen.
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Next, scroll down to the bottom of the page and check the "Only search within Creative Commons-licensed content" button. Then click Search!
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That's it! Just make sure to credit the image as explained in yesterday's lesson!

Happy image searching!