Note: You don’t need to sign up for a flickr account to get CC flickr photos – but if you need a library photo, talk to Emily
Flickr automatically notes photo rights, whether they’re copyright or have creative commons licenses. On some photos you may have to scroll down a lot to find the section.
If they’re using an alias, you’ll need to check their profile page to see if they list their real name publicly there.
If you don’t see this button, it’s a copyright photo and you shouldn’t use it without asking the photographer for permission (talk to Emily about how to do this with our account) Remember that for facebook notes, the thumbnails are automatically resized for you, so just choose the size you want in the note. If you have trouble seeing where the file downloads, it may be an issue with your browser. You can right click and do “save image as” or talk to Emily about adjusting your browser settings to have more control.
Getting illustrations from
Finding Flickr Photos: <ul><li>I like to use the website http://www.compfight.com , since it lets you search Creative Commons photos from flickr and has a very nice, easy to use interface: </li></ul>
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>http://www.flickr.com/photos/dtclibrary/ </li></ul>
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
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:
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.