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Flickr Illustrations


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This file demonstrates easy ways to find photos to use online for free that you can use to illustrate blogs (or facebook notes, in this case)

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Flickr Illustrations

  1. 1. Getting illustrations from
  2. 2. Finding Flickr Photos: <ul><li>I like to use the website , since it lets you search Creative Commons photos from flickr and has a very nice, easy to use interface: </li></ul>
  3. 3. Using Flickr Photos <ul><li>You need four things to use a general Flickr photo: </li></ul><ul><li>The link to the photo page (copy after opening the page) </li></ul><ul><li>Permission from the photographer (Creative Commons!) </li></ul><ul><li>The full name of the photographer, if possible </li></ul><ul><li>The file to download </li></ul><ul><li>Our library photos on flickr are at: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  4. 4. Step 1: Flickr Photo Rights <ul><li>Photo rights are on the bottom of the right menu: </li></ul>All Creative Commons licenses say “Some Rights Reserved” – click on the link if you want more details. Before you download anything from flickr, make sure you have permission from the photographer by checking the photo rights
  5. 5. Step 2: Get Credit Information Bingo! (Note: some people only use aliases, cite that if necessary) The top left of the page shows the photographer’s flickr username : If you see an alias instead of a real name, click through to their profile:
  6. 6. Step 3: Download File <ul><li>Flickr offers a variety of download options under the “All Sizes” button, </li></ul><ul><li>always at the top of the photo: </li></ul>Click on the top links to preview different sizes: Then download the version that you need.
  7. 7. Remember to get the link!
  8. 8. Example: <ul><li>Stephanie just put the citation in the “caption” section of her facebook note, so it appears right under the photo: </li></ul>