Wednesday, December 5, 2007
When using Flickr images
Here is some excellent advice from Leigh Blackall about using images from Flickr:
As most of us know, Flickr has a vast repository of images that have been licensed Creative Commons. I must acknowledge a problem with Flickr in that image authors can actually change the license that they use on their images, so what might have been a CC BY image when one of us picked it up, may in fact have been changed since. So I think it might be good if we choose to sample someone's image from Flickr that we leave a message in their comment box below the image that thanks them and lets them know what we are doing with it.
Adding a comment to the image serves two purposes:
1. It lets the photographer know what's happening with their image
2. It adds a record to the image page that once upon a time the image had a non restricted license
Here's a video on how to sample images from Flickr's Creative Commons
'Thank you' to Leigh for that excellent advice - I'll start doing that from now on.
Image: Phil Hilfiker 'PICT0001 (1 year-anniversary)'