How to find free photos for your website with Flickr and Creative Commons Comment WordPress (4) Facebook () Google+ 4 Responses Keith D Some of the photos on Flickr are fantastic, but I’m never sure if you can use them for free… are they “Creative Commons”? Or do they all have different terms? VA:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast) July 14, 2009 at 9:26 pm John Hi Keith: Thanks for your comment. When Flickr users upload their photos to the site, they can set different rules for the use of each photo. That means it’s important you check each one individually. When you’re viewing a photo, look to where it says “some rights reserved” to the right of the photo. If you click that, you’ll see a page which describes exactly how you can use the photo. IF it says “all rights reserved” then you’ll need to ask them for permission to use it. To narrow the search results so you only see photos which can be used in some way, use the advanced search option as I’ve described above. And if you want to put them on a commercial site, make sure you choose the “Find content to use commercially” option. (You should always still check the rights for each photo, to make sure you credit the photographer correctly.) I hope that makes things clearer – let me know if not! VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast) July 14, 2009 at 10:19 pm Chris As a web designer and a Flickr user, its even more important to ask before you use any images from Flickr. Often the answer will be yes, certainly it is from me, but if I find people leaching I often swap the image for some less than appropriate! Flickr has tools to tell you where the image has been used so be nice, ask and if for some reason you are turned down, go elsewhere. Cheers Chris VA:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast) July 17, 2009 at 1:09 pm Keith D John / Chris Thanks for the info… just what I needed. All clear now. VA:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast) July 19, 2009 at 11:10 am Click here to cancel reply.