Many bloggers want to create their own images as frequently as possible, with camera or software, to accompany their written text. However, often, a near-perfect image is legally available online. Ensuring the image is attributed correctly is very important, especially for educators encouraging students to source images appropriately.

Thanks to quick responses to a tweet this morning, from @heyjudeonline and @deangroom, my attribution of Flickr Creative Commons images will become more professional and speedier. They alerted me to a ‘bloody marvellous’ add-on for Firefox that Judy posted about here.

So, this is how you can improve your workflow using Flickr for Creative Commons images:

1. Watch this video from Stephen Ridgeway

2. Open Firefox and install Greasemonkey

3. Install Alan Levine‘s brilliant tool!

I vaguely remember @cogdog posting about his Flickr CC Attribution helper and if I’d installed it back in 2009, would have saved much time over the last couple of years. Anyway, better late than never.

cc licensed ( BY NC SD ) flickr photo shared by A. Diez Herrero

Slider image:
cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by karindalziel



    • Georgiac

    • 13 years ago

    Thanks for posting this. Flickr attribution is a fiddlly thing to get right and yet so important. I can see this is going to save me a lot of time in the future.

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