Using flickrCC.net to find free, Creative Commons licensed images

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If you want to find eye catching pictures to use in your blog posts or training materials you need royalty free stock images or pictures released under a creative commons license. In this slideshow …

If you want to find eye catching pictures to use in your blog posts or training materials you need royalty free stock images or pictures released under a creative commons license. In this slideshow I'll take you through the steps for finding pictures that use the flickr creative commons license using the flickrCC.net image search engine.

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  • 1. Finding Creative Commons images How to discover, edit, use and attributefree images in your training materials and blog posts.
  • 2. 1. Go to flickrcc.net
  • 3. 2. Enter your search term Use single words to begin with Narrow the search by adding more terms Leave For editing checked to allow cropping etc. Select Commercial if youre going to sell the image” or use it for advertising copy
  • 4. 3. Click on a thumbnail  Choose a thumbnail and click on it  Or load 30 new images using the next link  This will load the attribution in the next panel...
  • 5. 4. Select your image size The links below the image load different sizes into the browser The Medium size is usually all you need for a blog post or web page You can click on the image title to see the original on flickr
  • 6. 5. Edit the image (optional)If you left For editing selected when you started the search you can now click on the Edit link to open an on line image editor...
  • 7. 6. Save your image  Right click on the image  Select Save Image As from the pop up menu (actual words may vary depending on the browser used)  Name the file  Remember where you saved it!
  • 8. 7. Copy the attribution text Select the attribution text (left click and drag over the text) Right click the selection and choose Copy from the pop up menu
  • 9. 8. Upload the image to your blog and add the attribution text: Image: Dolomiti - le Odle viste dal Seceda http://www.flickr.com/photos/7772186@N03/3909598872 Found on flickrcc.net