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Using Creative Commons Images from Flickr

Updated on December 17, 2013

How to use great images with the right credit

Creative Commons is a system that photographers can use to license photos for use by others. Flickr helps facilitate this sharing process by making it easy to find and use photos that Flickr users have licensed under Creative Commons. This is great news for Squidoo lensmasters, because it means you now have thousands of opportunities to add some bling to your lens and show off the awesome work of others.

This lens describes the six types of licenses Creative Commons supports, how to tell which type of license a Flickr photo carries, how to find great images to use, and how to properly credit the author.

Image used under Creative Commons from David_Reece.

All images you display

using a Flickr module, based on a keyword or inserted with a link, must have a Creative Commons license.


Creative Commons uses certain words to describe their licenses. You may be familiar with the common definitions, but Creative Commons uses them to mean different things as they apply to copyright law. Here are the terms they use and what they mean for these purposes:

  • Copy, distribute, and transmit: for the purposes of using an image for a Squidoo lens, this means downloading the image to your computer, uploading it to a photo module, or publishing it on your lens using the direct link to the image.
  • Attribution: this means giving the Flickr user credit for owning the image, and doing so in such a way that doesn't suggest they endorse your lens, topic, or content.
  • Non-commercial: this means that you're not selling the image or using it to sell something. For example, you won't use it as the background of an advertisement.
  • No derivative: this means you may not tweak the image (alter it in Photoshop, for example), use it in a remix (such as a slide show of images), or build upon it in any way (such as placing text in front of it to create a new image on a brochure).

How do I tell what license a photo has?

This information is available on every Flickr photo page, near the bottom of the right side-bar. (Screenshots below.)

All Rights Reserved

The All Rights Reserved copyright is actually a LACK of a Creative Commons copyright, meaning the user is choosing not to allow others to copy, use, distribute, or remix their work.

So if you see this on a Flickr photo page, this means the user is not currently allowing others to copy, distribute, or display their images. You may not edit it in any way. However, you can link to the public photo page if it's a really cool image and want people to check it out on their own.

But if you want to use one of these, you'll need to get direct permission.

Attribution No Derivatives

This license allows you to copy, publish, and distribute the image, even commercially, as long as it is NOT altered in any way and you credit it entirely to the photographer.

Read the Commons Deed | View the Legal Code

Attribution Share Alike

This Creative Commons license allows you to copy, distribute, and display the image. You may also remix, tweak, and build upon it as long as you license your new creation under the same Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike license.

Read the Commons Deed | View the Legal Code

Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives

This is the most restrictive version of the Creative Commons licenses, but still allows you to copy, publish, and distribute the image. You cannot change it in any way, and must give the author credit.

Read the Commons Deed | View the Legal Code

Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike

This license allows you to copy, publish, and distribute the image for non-commercial purposes. You can also remix, tweak, and build upon the image and license the new version under the same Creative Commons Non-Commercial Share Alike license. You must credit the photographer to use this image.

Read the Commons Deed | View the Legal Code

Attribution Non-Commercial

This license allows you to copy, publish, and distribute the image for non-commercial purposes. You can also remix, tweak, and build upon the image, use it non-commercially, and license the new version under a different Creative Commons license if you so choose. The new license must be non-commercial. You must credit the photographer to use this image.

Read the Commons Deed | View the Legal Code


This is the most accommodating of the Creative Commons licenses. Basically it states that you can copy, distribute, display, remix, tweak, and build upon this image, even commercially, as long as you credit the owner for the original content.

Read the Commons Deed | View the Legal Code

Creative Commons Licenses At a Glance

I have a CC but can't use my own images

Sometimes it takes a while for changes to filter through the system. We work on Flickr's API, so we can only show what Flickr gives us to work with. You can also check here for more tips on using images on your lenses.

For ALL Creative Commons licenses... must give credit to the author in such a way that doesn't imply they endorse your lens, topic, or content.

How can you give credit?

With many materials that are copyrighted under Creative Commons, you should use multiple links in short credit to make sure the author is credited with a name, there is a link to the original material, and the specific Creative Commons license that applies.

However Flickr moderates some of that, so you can use a shorter version.

Unless a Flickr user has specifically stated how they want their images credited, you can use this version of a credit:

Photo used under Creative Commons from jimmiehomeschoolmom.

How can I find Creative Commons images?

Easy! Use the Flickr search at Creative Commons.

What if they ask me not to use it?

According to the Creative Commons agreement, if you properly use an image under the license, and the owner changes his or her mind, you can keep using it the way you were and the owner can't stop you. However the owner can enforce all future use under the new license.

For even more awesome help with images, visit your Image & Video Mentor

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      patinkc 8 years ago from Midwest

      Thanks for clarifying this info. It gets a bit confusing sometimes!

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      editionh 8 years ago

      Thanks for putting this up ! very helpful

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      kab 8 years ago from Upstate, NY

      This is a page everyone using a flickr module should have to read! People on flickr don't always understand all this either, and some freak out even if you are using it properly, and people's definitions of "commercial use" vs "non-commercial use" are not always the same.

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      AlisonMeacham 8 years ago

      A really useful page which clarifies this tricky subject. Flickr is such a great resource for photos and most people are very happy to have you use their photos with a credit.

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      Robin S 8 years ago from USA

      Fabulous lens Kimberly! I've been using the search for commercial usage for a long time now. thanks for explaining all the differences!

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      8Redrose 8 years ago

      Hi Kimberly,

      I love pictures in lenses, but I find this subject very confusing. Thanks for explaining it better. Hopefully I will have less trouble incorporating photos in my future lenses! Karen

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      AdCashGenerator 8 years ago

      Being new to this whole process, I really appreciate the clarification on how to properly use the flickr pics. Please explain how you loaded the pictures on this page (how I can load them on my pages) so they link back to the person who posted them. This is great. I am all about giving credit where credit is due!!!


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      Robin S 8 years ago from USA

      This great lens is today's feature at the Giant Suid Community Showcase!

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      WindyWintersHubs 8 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      I love Flickr! I love your lens! Thank you so much for explaining the Common Licences and especially how to use the Creative Commons Images. :)

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      hlkljgk 8 years ago from Western Mass

      great lens - so useful. i have a set of cc photos on flickr, and the licenses can get a bit confusing for some. i will definitely point them to this lens for clarity.

      also, a great tool for searching cc photos on flickr is - you can even specify commercial use or not.

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      Armanproactive 8 years ago


      Thank you very much for your time and knowledge in explaining how to use Flickr Module the right way, you deserve an 10 score points and A .

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      This Lens Great 5 stars.

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      David Schroeter 8 years ago from St Kilda, Victoria, Australia

      Great information!

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      CandisLynn 8 years ago

      Thanks so much for clearing all that up! Question for you: I am making a lens for a recent family brunch we had and I'm trying to add my Flickr photos to it via the Flickr module. I just applied the Attribution license to all my photos but it's still not allowing me to add them. Any ideas? Thanks!

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      SueB22 8 years ago

      thanks I am a newbie and attempted to use some photos from

      Thanks for the great info.. I am a newbie and this was very helpful. I found some beautiful pictures attempted to post the links and realized I could not use them. This lense explains all I need to know.

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      KimberlyDawnWel1 8 years ago

      CandisLynn, once a license is changed it takes time for the change to filter through Flickr's API so it can be applied. It should work in a day or two.

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      sukkran trichy 8 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      great lens with very very useful info. thks

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      Teddi14 LM 8 years ago

      Wow is this a lot of INFORMATION. I will have to fav this and come back and read it again. My brain can not absorb it all right now. I am so glad you gave me the link to this lens. 5*'s for sure! I am going to lensroll this to my lens about getting your lens noticed.

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      Frankie Kangas 8 years ago from California

      Thank you for explaining this so well. Excellent and valuable lens. 5 stars. Bear hugs, Frankster aka Bearmeister aka Cat-Woman

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      Laniann 8 years ago

      Thank you for the very valuable and useful information. You explained everything in a very easy to understand format.

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      Laniann 8 years ago

      The information was very useful and helped me a lot. After studying your lens I was able to put the correct tags on my pictures... so they would show up on my lens. You explained everything I needed to know and it was easy to understand. I give you 5 stars and favorite it.

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      greenerme 8 years ago

      Thanks for this information! I always give credit when using flickr photos outside of the flickr module, but to hear it straight from you is reassuring. Thanks for clearing it up!

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      Sharron Calvin 8 years ago from San Luis Valley, Colorado

      Thanks for helping me understand Flickr. better I thought it was something I had done when my own pictures didn't show up.

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      genewolfe 8 years ago

      Very helpful.

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      KiwiGayle 8 years ago

      Great lens. Having posted some flickr photos but not understanding the licensing - this was great. I posted my own photo on my Kiwis in America lens and it wouldn't let me! So this helped me rectify the situation. Thank you.

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      Livefit LM 8 years ago

      Well,, I will certainly give it a try. This should help.

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      Wendy Leanne 8 years ago from Texas

      Super helpful lens. Thanks for the info!

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      Adrienne Jenkins 8 years ago

      Thanks for clarifying this Kimberly. I hadn't realized with Flickr images we need to use the wording for the Creative Commons license as well...

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      Mary Beth Granger 8 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      Thanks for the great inforamtion.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Thank you! I think I finally understand how to use & attribute Creative Commons work!

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      Rhonda Albom 8 years ago from New Zealand

      Thanks for this. I gave it a go and the photos improved my lens.

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      Heather Burns 8 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      Thanks for the point in the right direction to a new resource for me. 5*

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      This is a great clear explanation - thanks Kimberly

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 8 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Thank you for this information. Very helpful.

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      Cameos-Home 8 years ago

      Very good information

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      thepartyanimal2 7 years ago

      Great information that I needed!!!

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      Sherry Venegas 7 years ago from La Verne, CA

      Top notch info. Perfect. I understand clearly now.

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      Sandy Mertens 7 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Thanks for clearing this up.

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      ORH-Sr 7 years ago

      Thanks for the information. Using photographers phtos is complicated and I want to get it right.

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      MikeMac 7 years ago

      Very helpful. Clear anc concise. Thanks.

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      PepperAnn49 7 years ago

      This lens clears up everything. Thanks for creating it.

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      WriteResearch 7 years ago

      One somewhat tricky question is what constitutes "commercial" vs. "non-commercial" use. Creative Commons announced in 2008 that it was launching a research study of this issue, but I don't know if the study has been completed (or if so, what the study results were).

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      livingonsolar 7 years ago

      I needed some answers and I found them here. Thanks

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      Eklectik1 7 years ago

      Thanks for the information!

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      HorseAndPony LM 7 years ago

      We needed this info. Great Lens!!! Thanks!

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      momto4 lm 7 years ago

      Great information! Thanks for sharing!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Great information - thank you!

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      Lloyd Pinto 7 years ago from Mumbai

      Really wonderful lens Kimberly. Extremely helpful. 5* and into my fave box.

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      Grangermdk 7 years ago

      Thanks for guidance, it is appreciated.

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      LoKackl 7 years ago

      Thanks for this. I have seen explanations, limitations and guidelines elsewhere but this is the most easily understood. Thanks for presenting the necessary basics.

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      oztoo lm 7 years ago

      Thanks Kimberley, this is great. I've always been a bit confused about this topic.

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      oztoo lm 7 years ago

      Thanks Kimberley, this is great. I've always been a bit confused about this topic.

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      Brookelorren LM 7 years ago

      Thank you for this. I knew how to use CC with Wikipedia, but they don't always have all the images you're looking for. :-)

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      VSP 7 years ago

      Thanks this was very helpful. Found it on flicker on my own last night, but wasn't sure about the different uses. Still a little confused, but I'm sure once I use it a few times along with this lens it will all be clear and make looking for pictures much quicker.

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      Aladdins Cave 7 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      It must be one of those days.

      It still as clear as mud to me. Good lens, but I don't think I had a coffee.

      I will have to try Flicker myself.

      I used another module for photo's which I thought was better.

      Love to hear what others think of my BOOK lens. Its not going as well

      as I had hoped.

      Cheers from DOWNUNDER

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Good lens and easily understood. Thanks. 5*



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      KarenTBTEN 7 years ago

      Very useful -- I do have some CC pictures on Blogger, but not on Squidoo, as it is not as easy to link back. This should be helpful.

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      beckyf 7 years ago

      Thank you very much for explaining the differences so clearly. I'm active on Flickr, but hadn't quite figured out which designations I should use for my work.

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      marthaq 7 years ago

      Thanks for making my life easier!

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      divacratus 2 7 years ago

      Thanks for the info!

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      FurRealPony 7 years ago

      Thank you for the great information!

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      ElizabethJeanAl 7 years ago

      Very informative.

      Thank you

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Thanks for this clear and helpful information.

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      Brenda_cooper 7 years ago

      thanks for this helpful article. I'm now well on my way to loading my Flikr images.

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      Frantilly 7 years ago

      Thanks for simplifying the Creative Commons system. This is a great lens, especially for all of us who are newbies.

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      ChuckA LM 7 years ago

      Finally I understand. Thanks

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      Rita-K 7 years ago

      Great Lens!!!!Taught me what I needed to know. Thank you!

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      dustytoes 7 years ago

      I love the chart. Simple to understand. Thank you.

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      Laraine Sims 7 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      Thank you for this .. up until now I've hesitated to use images on Flickr as I wasn't sure what all of the definitions meant.

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      Ben Aidoo 7 years ago from Syracuse, NY

      Great lens, problem is how do I upload a photo from the flickr module to the text/write module?

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      @Ben Aidoo: Benaidoo, you can download them to your computer and upload them to the modules that pull images directly to your computer. Then just label them appropriately. Easy! :)

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      justPlugIn 7 years ago

      Very nice lens. Very informative - I like it :-)

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      Parleo 7 years ago

      Nice explanations for what can be a confusing topic. All of my thousands of Flickr photos are free to use if anyone is interested. Click through to my profile to find links to them.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Great explanation Kimberly about Using Images on Squidoo.

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      Obscure_Treasures 6 years ago

      I found lots of useful information, great lens, Thanks!

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      Spook LM 6 years ago

      Terrific stuff. Blessed by an Angel.

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      Tempus 6 years ago

      What an awesome lens! I wanted to know how to credit a photo with a CC licence and now I know. Thanks-a-lot.

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      Joycevoice 6 years ago

      This was so very helpful! Thank you for helping fellow Squidoo authors!

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      jlshernandez 6 years ago

      Thank you for this very informative and useful lens. Now I know which Flickr photos I can use on my lenses. Grest lens.

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      Indigo Janson 6 years ago from UK

      I hadn't seen this before. I knew about Creative Commons from my professional background but it is something that causes quite a bit of confusion. Very well explained here and I know now where to send people who are having trouble understanding what they can and can't use. The at-a-glance chart is superb.

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      kougar lm 6 years ago

      Informative lens. Your explanations have cleared up many, if not all, of my questions concerning Creative Commons. Thank-you for this wonderful Lens.

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      rachsue lm 6 years ago

      Thank you SOOOOOO much for this lens. I have been so confused for so long about the licenses on flickr, that I had just decided not to use them. But now with your VERY informative lens, I can now look for pictures and understand if I can use them or not. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU

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      WinWriter 6 years ago

      Very helpful lens. Thanks for posting. It makes a lot more sense now.

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      Spook LM 6 years ago

      Just dropping by on this great lens to thank you for LOTD. You rock.

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      Ann Hinds 6 years ago from So Cal

      This was very helpful. Photo's are generally my own but sometimes I need to search for another.Thanks for the info.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I have been coming back to this again and again until I can understand. Finally, the light went on and it is written straight forward and easy to understand. It's just that I am very new to using the web for anything other than searching out some info. Thank you for making this so clear.

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      Reginald Reid 6 years ago

      Confused no more. Thanks SquidooKimberly.

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      vernessataylor lm 6 years ago

      Good info and excellent explanation for a subject that still has people searching for answers. I'm adding this lens as a resource on my Squidoo lens and websites. Many thanks!

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      Senora M 6 years ago

      Thanks. I was just trying to add some pics to my talavera lens and having a real problem. Back to work...

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      refrige23 6 years ago

      Great Lens

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      leathersleepersofa 6 years ago

      nice lens

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Very helpful lens! Blessed by a Squidoo Angel on 12/24/2010. Havea wonderful holiday!

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      lisals7777 6 years ago

      Very helpful. I needed a clearer explanation. I'm bookmarking this to refer back to. Thanks!

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      ShengRei 6 years ago

      Great info! Thanks a bunch.

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      WiserEarth 6 years ago

      Thanks for making this lens! Very helpful

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      PiccadillyPunkin 6 years ago

      Super helpful lens! Thanks for publishing this one!

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      Philippians468 6 years ago

      thanks for the informative lens! it's wonderful to be able to learn so much here! cheers

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Kimberly, this is an excellent explanation of the various Creative Commons licensing scheme. I will favorite it as well as bookmarking it for future reference. I seldom use Flickr photos because I was always confused as to how to properly use and/or credit it. This will help so much. Thank you.

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      Michey LM 6 years ago

      Great useful lens, Thanks

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      James Jordan 6 years ago from Burbank, CA

      Hi Thanks for the info. Now I gotta figure out how to use my own pictures! This is a great resource!

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      logoss 6 years ago

      Thanks, it is really helpful

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      norma-holt 6 years ago

      Thank you Kimberly, also featured on Squidoo Hot Tips.

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      PaulWinter 6 years ago

      A very helpful lens. Finding images is always a bit of a problem, this information is a great help.

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      Patricia 6 years ago

      Good to know all of this!

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      gtevents 6 years ago

      Thank you for the information...will definitely check on that.

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      kimbesa 6 years ago from USA

      Thanks! Still trying to get my brain around this one. I want to get it right! **angel blessed**

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      madoc 6 years ago

      Really useful lens, and not just for Flickr.

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      dilbagkoundal 6 years ago

      Thanks for share

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      LouisaDembul 6 years ago

      Interesting! there are a lot of good pictures on Flickr.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Thank you Kimberley for such a useful lens and tips on how you can share the photos giving the credit right way. I write on varied topics and a great deal of m tome of spent on searching for right images for my lenses.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Great lens, Kimberly. This answers a lot of questions. Thanks!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Great information to know, I never did quiet understand the flikr thing, now I think I understand it better, thank you

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      Kaafscorner 6 years ago

      Still trying to get to grips with the use of images generally - so thanks for this.

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      sorana lm 6 years ago

      This is a very detailed and useful info. Thanks.

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      UKGhostwriter 6 years ago

      Another very informative lens I've bookmarked from you today Kimberly - thank you!

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      Renaissance Woman 6 years ago from Colorado

      Excellent and timely information. I have just started to explore the use of a few Creative Commons photos. Thanks!

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      natas105 6 years ago

      glad your lens is out there to help us understand more about the various licenses. Thank you so much!

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      ChaunyWrites 6 years ago

      I love it, this is great! More reasons to love Squidooing! I am getting so addicted to this place, reading lenses is fun in and of itself. Hopefully I'll get to finish creating one soon.

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      licharles90 6 years ago

      good lense. It is very helpful for new squidoo users like me

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      CathyLou LM 6 years ago

      Thank you for the great information!

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      JeremiahStanghini 6 years ago

      Great to have this explanation of CC on Squidoo. I did my best to understand it from reading it on HubPages and other places on the 'net, but this is a much better explanation.

      With Love and Gratitude,


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      nuestraherencia 6 years ago

      great information...thank you!

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      akumar46 lm 6 years ago

      Really great suggestions on photo sharing.thanks.

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      hessa johnson 6 years ago

      This lens has clarified using images a lot. Thank you.

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      patriciapeppy 6 years ago

      This is such a great lens with a lot of great information. thanks

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      Michelle1959 6 years ago

      I personally have no problem with people using my material - period. It is great to share - you're so right! It's great as you've pointed out, to have so many controls, but often these are bypassed via many methods - so at this stage, I'm going to ask a valid question: If we are prepared to put our photos up - we must be prepared for them to become public domain? I do love your recommendations for rule-keeping when using the photos of others though - thank you.

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      kismetsc 6 years ago

      This is awesome! Thank you for the information and easy to understand format. This is going to be one of my reference lenses that I am sure I will be visiting again soon!

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      L_Andersen 6 years ago

      Thanks, very helpful.

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      JenaleeMortensen 6 years ago

      Thank you for the great information on Creative Commons. The table is especially helpful in understanding the different symbols and what they mean. Thanks so much for making this lens.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      That was very informative and helpful. Thanks!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Thanks Kimberly! Great lens, clearly explained, and one which I shall probably be pointing others towards as well.

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      serenity4me lm 5 years ago

      Very nicely done, lots of information here. Thank you.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Excellent information we all need to know, thank you Kimberly

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Very helpful information.

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      Kathryn Grace 5 years ago from San Francisco

      Excellent information. Thank you. One thing I have always wondered: Is Squidoo use of an image considered commercial or non-commercial under Creative Commons rules?

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      Mee2 5 years ago

      Glad I found this. I wasn't sure about some of the terms above. Thank you for breaking it down. I love that you have made it much easier to understand what I can use and how I can give credit for the image.

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      cbessa 5 years ago

      Hi, Kimberly

      Just featured this Creative Commons on my Top 5 lenses from my Squidoo Neighbours lens.

      I will be glad if you take a look and give me some feedback

      Hope you like it. See you around.

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      yayas 5 years ago

      I am so grateful to you for the incredible amount of information you've included in this lens. Thank you so much.

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      GoAceNate LM 5 years ago

      Wow great lens! I just Googled, "creative commons license on flickr", and found exactly what I was looking for. NICE! Currently, spreading this through the social networks. Good resource.

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      Well-Being 5 years ago

      First is this article up to date? So lets say it is. I would like to know following. If i embed flicker picture to my blog it will automatically link back to that photo or also can be if i link this photo back to the flicker photo page.. So should I write below that "Photo used under Creative Commons from ------" or its enough that clicking on photo will lead to the owners photo page.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Thanks, I never knew this.

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      darciefrench lm 5 years ago

      Glad this info is here; good for all levels of lensmaster skill.

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      DianeStafford 5 years ago

      Excellent clarification of copyright usage of flickr photos, thanks for putting this together, really helpful.

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      Heather B 5 years ago

      I really appreciate your explanation. I've been finding it difficult to understand where and when I should give credit, but this article has clarified a lot of doubts!

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      Georgene Moizuk Bramlage 5 years ago from southwestern Virginia

      One of the best explanations of the Creative Commons license system I've read. This post makes the whole system sound easy to use. Thanks a million!

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      Bob Schroeder 5 years ago

      This was great information on a very confusing topic. I understand a whole lot more now about working with photos.

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      creativeinc lm 5 years ago

      Thanks for this very informative article.

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      shandigp 5 years ago

      I read somewhere else (I think WikiMedia Commons??) to do the attribution like this:

      Photo | Artist_Handle | Website

      e.g. Photo | jimmiehomeschoolmom | Flickr.

      Is this correct too? Or is ONLY the above suggested attribution correct, assuming the artist doesn't specify? And why?

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      Peggy Hazelwood 5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      Well, this helps me understand better what all the symbols I see there mean. Thanks so much!

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      Radamel LM 5 years ago

      Extremely useful information for content writers adding Flickr photos in their contents. Thanks for the information. I really need to have a knowledge about copyright use.

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      goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

      this lens is very helpful to us newbies.

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      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I have not published my pictures on Flickr thinking that I may not have free use of these. Now, I understand better. Thanks.

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      desa999 lm 5 years ago

      Thanks for this detailed analysis of Flickr photos. I've often wondered about the different type of photo uses and this explains it very clearly. Thank you!

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      Such a helpful lens - always great to give credit to the right folks.

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      Fay Favored 5 years ago from USA

      I just heard of this. Thanks for the material.

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      CatJGB 5 years ago

      Very helpful, thank you!

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      Gayle Dowell 5 years ago from Kansas

      Great information and nicely explained. Thanks. Squid angel blessed.

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      'Vikk Simmons 5 years ago from Houston

      Great explanation of Creative Commons and definitely full of needed information. Well done! Too few people take copyright infringement seriously today whether it's for writing or photographs.

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      TheLastResort LM 5 years ago

      Thank you for the clear explanation, these legal issues have always intimidated me. Now I suddenly have a whole lot of pictures that I can show on my lens!

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      Silencespeaks 5 years ago

      helping hand

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      NidhiRajat 5 years ago

      very informative lens

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      flycatcherrr 5 years ago

      Thanks for the Creative Commons Licenses At a Glance chart - that will make it much easier to explain CC to others and to keep it all straight in my own head, too.

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      Frankie Kangas 5 years ago from California

      Thank you for this excellent explanation of Flickr and how to use their images. I really needed to refresh my memory. Bear hugs, Frankie

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      Elsie Hagley 5 years ago from New Zealand

      Thanks for this, for sure I will be using this, have added the link to my notebook which I keep with little notes beside it so I know what it is all about, I will be returning to this lens.

      Happy Holidays

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      I have read this before but am back again for a refresher course on flickr photos. Thank you for the clear explanation.

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      AprilMonth 5 years ago

      Thanks for the info. After reading this post, I decided to delete the earlier photos that were downloaded from flickr (but had the license to copy etc) just in case it hasn't fully complied with the above. I instead went through the CC website for the photos. I just joined 4days ago, so need to do it right!

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      julianam 5 years ago

      Great info! I always wondered how I could use Flickr photos and attribute them appropriately. Thanks!

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      sherridan 5 years ago

      This is brilliant - I have really struggled with finding images and understanding the copyright.

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      bolillie 5 years ago

      What a thorough tutorial! I'm very familiar with Flickr, but wasn't sure how to give credit for images on Squidoo. Thanks for covering that.

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      MarknTX 5 years ago

      I for one, really appreciate the multitude of photos available for our lenses. Thanks for the tips that keep us all 'legal' and taking full advantage of the resources available.

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      intermarks 5 years ago

      Love this lens so much, it is really detail and now I know what photos I can choose from Flickr for my lenses. Thank you!

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      vkumar05 5 years ago

      A very informative Lens. Great Resource. Thanks for sharing.

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      Frischy 5 years ago from Kentucky, USA

      Helpful information. Thank you!

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      Edwardjames81 5 years ago

      This is an excellent lens that is clear, concise and very useful. I have often wondered about using images and with this I now know how. Thanks very much for sharing all this information.

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      Paul Franciskato 5 years ago from Junction City, Kansas

      I'm a little unclear about the aspect of giving credit to the owner of a Creative Commons licensed image without implying that the individual endorses my use of the image. In what ways could my use of an image imply endorsement by the owner? Is it necessary to ask the image owner for permission to use an image that is already designated as having a Creative Commons license?

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      craiggskyler 5 years ago

      That's really informative on use of flickr images, thanz

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      girlfriendfactory 5 years ago

      Great information! Sharing is great when done with permission and done properly! :)

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      Cheap-Divorce 5 years ago

      Thanks for clearing that up, this is the most useful bit of info that I've found this year. I never really understood the creative commons licenses before with regards to just what I could and could not use. Even my pet monkey understands it now (LOL)

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      curious0927 5 years ago

      Thanks! Great stuff for a newbie that should be an oldie. Have been here two years but am finally finding the information I've struggled with which is a great motivator for me! Blessed!

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      SophiaStar LM 5 years ago

      Thank you for clarifying the different license attributions.

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      Angelgirl1976 5 years ago

      This is very helpful, thank you

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      livinglargeandh 5 years ago

      Thank you. Very helpful. This is an area that is unfamiliar to me and I appreciate the help/info.

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      BuddyBink 5 years ago

      Excellent information to help keep out of trouble with copyrights. Thanks

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      Chuck Nelson 5 years ago from California

      VERY helpful...tks

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      MartieG aka 'survivoryea' 5 years ago from Jersey Shore

      Thank you for this consise, easy to follow information - I finally feel like I understand the creative commons licenses. :>)

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      Brandi 5 years ago from Maryland

      Okay...this is all becoming a little more clear now. Thanks for a great, detailed explanation of Creative Commons! :)

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      AlphaChic 5 years ago

      Very useful. Thanks.

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      BestItems 5 years ago

      It is great to share and share alike, thanks for detailing the Creative Commons License options.

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      Scriber1 LM 5 years ago

      This topic can be a little intimidating and confusing at first. Thank you for making this information so easy to understand and use!

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      bofirebear 5 years ago

      Thank you for making things a little clearer. I have been avoiding using the pictures because of not being sure. This will help me use more photos from Flickr.

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      Namymartyn 5 years ago

      Nice lens with excellent information........

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      Eileen 5 years ago from Western Cape , South Africa

      Thanks for the information ... now i know how it works !

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      Vortrek Grafix 5 years ago

      Thank you. This type of information is very useful, especially the "Creative Commons Licenses at a Glance" chart. This lens will certainly be bookmarked!

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      MarionElodie 5 years ago

      Thank you for this useful lens. I have never used pictures from Flickr as it was indeed quite confusing, but I'll consider it in the future, it's a great resource to find beautiful images.

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      Angelgirl1976 5 years ago

      I have read this twice now, the information is very useful. I suppose I use it as a kind of reference. I do find all this a little overwhelming but not all in a bad way I just take a little longer to get things on a level of understanding in my head if you know what I mean lol :) especially when it is new to me and I have never come across it before. But I love to learn new things, it makes life fun :)

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      grega85 5 years ago

      I just found flicker on the internet. And then I found this great lens with useful description :)

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      PamelaU 5 years ago

      This info is really helpful. One of the things discouraging me from completing my second lens is sourcing images, and you've cleared a few things up for me. Thanks a lot!

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      jejoju 5 years ago

      Thank you for sharing this is helpful and great information.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Okay, bookmarking your lens because it helps. But, seriously, really stinks that it's getting so complicated to use my own artwork on my own lenses. I just do this for fun and donate to charity, and I'm behind a week on bootcamp. Can you sense the frustration? Politics is ruining the internet for people who just want to have fun.

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      tjmaj1959 5 years ago

      Very useful. a little confusing, I'll be referring back to this lens.

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      my1eye 5 years ago

      Thanks! Think I will need to keep coming back to this lens (bookmarked).

      I've just started out on squidoo and like PamelaU's comment below, I'm struggling with correct use of images and now trying to make my own. This helps.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Great pointers. Thanks.

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      paxtongeller 5 years ago

      I'm using CC images from Flickr for all of my lenses. I almost find every relevant picture I need from that place. Thanks for sharing this.

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      Nicole Pellegrini 5 years ago from New Jersey

      This is a very useful lens and I appreciate you making this information clear for those who could be confused. But there is one point I'd love some clarification on if possible. I have always seen use of an image on Squidoo as "Commercial" in nature, as we are making $'s from the lens via ranking and/or sales (either for ourselves or for a charity.) Therefore I have never used a CC image on a Squidoo lens if the CC license did not specify that it was ok for commercial use. As you started above, non-commercial = "you're not selling the image or using it to sell something". Aren't we selling something when we use an image on Squidoo? I guess I remain confused about Squidoo policy on this point and would love a clarification if possible!

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      vincente lm 5 years ago

      A super helpful lens. Thank you !

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      PamDeer 5 years ago

      Great lens, thanks! I've been struggling with this...

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      thnks for u'r lens

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      thnks for u'r lens

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      cathywoodosborn 5 years ago

      Thanks - I'm sure I will be using this information as I create more lens.

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      Tugee 5 years ago

      Thank you so very much for posting this as I was looking for this information.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Chicandsavvy, Why are you unable to use your own art work on your own lens?

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      Crystal A Murray 5 years ago from Corydon, Indiana, USA

      @sockii: I hope someone responds to you on this as I would see it as you see it. Although, as a Flickr user who licenses most of my images as CC non-commercial, I don't think I'd have a problem with people on Squidoo using them. When I say non-commercial, I pretty much mean things like Zazzle, or something where my images are the sole or main generator of the income.

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      kbeckbooks 5 years ago

      Very useful information. Flickr's wording is a little less clear when it comes to what each license means, and I'm grateful you wrote it in more layman's terms for us here.

      I 'm also interested in hearing the answer to sockii's question about whether or not posting a picture on Squidoo is "selling" something. I would like to post stock images of pictures from the creative commons regarding book binding and design but want to make sure I'm doing it legally.

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      themoneymakingguide 5 years ago

      Thanks for the great info its great.

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      srsddn lm 5 years ago

      Thanks for this lens. It clarifies many doubts and helpful in using Flickr without any doubts.

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      OldStones LM 5 years ago

      Great information. I was curious about the code Flickr supplies to share images. When you use this code the image links to the original owners image and also if you mouse over the image it gives the owners name and license info. Is this adequate attribution?

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      Vicki Green 5 years ago from Wandering the Pacific Northwest USA

      Very helpful information for explaining the proper use of CC images from Flickr.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Great advice!

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      SilmarwenLinwelin 5 years ago

      very informative!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I learned something new. Good to know.

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      marsha32 5 years ago

      I hadn't even thought of using flickr for photos other than in the module! I always go to I know!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Good info to have. I'm bookmarking this one!

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      infiniti99 lm 5 years ago

      Great lens thank you for sharing.I use flickr everyday and use Attribution-ShareAlike Creative Commons for all my pictures.The ones that are company related or for my dogs are all watermarked so all works great,

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      Reviewing this again. Thank you!

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      savateuse 5 years ago

      Very helpful, thanks!

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      aponline 5 years ago

      Thank you for this information..I now know how to find creative common images.

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      HealthclubsAlex 5 years ago

      Great Lens! thanks!

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      puppyprints 5 years ago

      great info -thanks. it gives so many more options for photos!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      extremely useful

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      Jackwoo 5 years ago

      Didn't realize there are so many things involved in a licensed image. It's an eye opener for me. Thanks for sharing.

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      ancient-wisdom lm 5 years ago

      Thanks for the clarification - got lost for a moment with all the legal nuances.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      This is a good reference. As a photographer, I have a substantial photo album and a large flicker gallery. Its good to understand the rules of this game a bit better especially when it comes to images. Thanks!

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      marsha32 5 years ago

      Here again...this is all so confusing...I am finding it very hard to find images that are ok to share really.

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      marsha32 5 years ago

      What does it mean when you hit share and it doesn't offer the drop down for the code where you can see the license? It only shows a link to the picture.

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      mywyomingadventure 5 years ago

      Thank you for sharing this information. There are times where I don't own a picture that goes with my lens. Now I have an outlet to find some photos to make my lenses more appealing.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Invaluable info...thanks!

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      TheCandle LM 5 years ago

      Yes it is!

      This cleared up a lot of misunderstandings that I had about using pictures. Thanks for sharing this info!

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      jayceehaynes 5 years ago

      Great info here!

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      BrainInfoNews 5 years ago

      Very useful in a Wiki-esque way - thank you !

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      Marilyn Thompson 5 years ago from Washington State

      Very helpful!

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      Millionairemomma 5 years ago

      This lens was very helpful.

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      Tony New 5 years ago from Dallas, TX

      Awesome article. Although I must confess that I'm kinda bummed... *sigh* Because on my "list" of possible lenses do do was one on this topic. But you've done it so well there would be no point in me doing another. *sigh* Keep up the good work!

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      crazy anna 5 years ago

      GREAT info, I will undoubtedly be returning to your lens again and agaun

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      MelanieMurphyMyer 5 years ago

      Very helpful - thank you!

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      soaringsis 5 years ago

      Thanks so much for this info. I really need it.

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      justDawn1 5 years ago

      Very helpful ! Thanks & hope all is going well for you :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      So helpful. Thanks!

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      Monica Lobenstein 5 years ago from Western Wisconsin

      Great information! There's a lot to know and this lays it all out clearly. Thanks!!

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      Marlies Vaz Nunes 5 years ago from Amsterdam, the Netherlands

      Great info! I bookmarked it. Thank you!

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      gottaloveit2 5 years ago

      Boy, it's going to take me a while to digest this lens. Very well done. Will bookmark and read daily until the info is burned into my little brain!

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      agoofyidea 5 years ago

      I'll be bookmarking this site since I'm don't want to use pictures that are copywrited, but sometimes it is hard to tell. Thanks.

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      bikerministry 5 years ago

      Still sorting all this out. Thanks for the thorough advice. Spending the day getting my photos over to Flickr.

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      four synergy 5 years ago

      This is an inspirational connection...thank you!

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      Gloria Freeman 5 years ago from Alabama USA

      I need to find the right size pictures.

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      pinkbellaboutique 5 years ago

      Thanks for all the important info. I'll be reading this again and testing my knowledge. Wonderful screen button shots. Easy read!!!

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      Millionairemomma 5 years ago

      Thanks for the info. Very useful.

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      5Khawaiiangirls 5 years ago

      good info. thanks

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      ClaireDavids 5 years ago

      Great info, thanks for sharing!!

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      successfulgirl 5 years ago

      Always learning something good !

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      debra-kupchok 5 years ago

      I'm new to Squidoo and new to flickr. This lens certainly helps!

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      Shadrosky 5 years ago

      Lots of great info here!

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      fryroost 5 years ago

      I have used Flicker for many time, but unfortunately i didn't know about the provided information which i got here in the squido...Now going to save it in my special files

      Scnar Health Canada

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      Barbie Crafts 5 years ago from United States

      Much of this was really new info to me, and I've been around for awhile. Thank you.

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      medicman lm 5 years ago

      Thanks. This lens has surely answered a lot of questions I had about Creative Commons. Thanks again for the helping hand.

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      Maria Burgess 5 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      Very helpful lens! It's been a battle just trying to find the right images to use properly. Thank you for the information!

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      Shorebirdie 4 years ago from San Diego, CA

      Great info. I was going to write about this, too. Everyone should make sure they either read the photo description and the photographer's profile as well. Part of the rules of the license is that you must attribute the work to the creator in the way the creator demands. Some photographers want you to attribute their photos in a certain way. Also, I've had some photographers mark their photos as being OK for commercial use, but in their profile they specifically mention that their photos can ony be used for non-commercial use. Even though they don't have much of a legal stand to enforcing their non-commercial rule, I generally steer away from using images from people like that.

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      KingDavid153 4 years ago

      This was really helpful!

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      Tea Pixie 4 years ago

      OK. Big question: I use all of my own photos and I would like to retain copyright on them. How would I do this?

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      strategery 4 years ago

      This is really great information to have available. I really did not have a very good idea of what was involved in crediting images nor how many different types of creative common licenses there are. Thank you.

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      Pat Broker 4 years ago from Templeton, CA

      This info was very valuable to me and new! I had no idea how to use Flickr. Thank you

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      DrJeff7 4 years ago

      I am learning how to make my lenses better. Thanks for the help.


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      casper2012 4 years ago

      Thanks for the lens. Good to know info

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      Stephanie 4 years ago from DeFuniak Springs

      Very helpful! I love the breaking down of each one on the chart! Too bad we can't post that on the top of the SquidU forum!

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      oos_24 4 years ago

      Wonderful article, really helped me progress in some of my projects

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      Mickie Goad 4 years ago

      As usual, very well stated. I copied and saved to my computer your wording for attribution. Sometimes I am at a loss for words and need some prompting.

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      PhotographicStu 4 years ago

      Great Lens packed with information, Thank You

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Extremely informative lens. Thanks!

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      alvaro05 4 years ago

      Is there any problem (/conflict) with Getty Images license?

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      meloyelo 4 years ago

      Thank you! This has answered so many of my questions. The first graph under 'at a glance' was especially helpful.

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      CapnFatz 4 years ago

      VERY helpful

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      Valerie Bloom 4 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      This was very helpful. I understand that non-commercial means not using the image to sell a specific product, but is it considered a violation of a non-commercial agreement to use the image on a Squidoo page if you are hoping to make money from the lens? Thanks!

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      dang101 4 years ago

      @medicman lm: i know.

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      dang101 4 years ago

      its so awesome.i learned a lot of things

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Very helpful lens

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Very helpful lens

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      mouse1996 lm 4 years ago

      Great information. I have decided to stick to either my own pictures or Flickr pictures and I wanted to use ones I could use commercially. These licenses are still tricky to understand but this lens helped a lot.

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      theverysmartguy 4 years ago

      Thanks for the great tips. I didn't know what all the licenses were, now I do.

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      lewisgirl 4 years ago

      Very good info! I didn't know about Creative Commons, will share this with co-workers.

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      Rosyel Sawali 4 years ago from Manila Philippines

      Great info! I learned more here ^_^

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      radhanathswamifan 4 years ago

      Great insight

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Useful and informative. Thanks.

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      Elaine Chen 4 years ago

      I already bookmark this lens. Thanks for sharing such helpful info and now I have more options to grab photos for my lens :-)

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      deckdesign 4 years ago

      Thanks for taking the time to explain the differences in the creative commons. I've been reluctant to use photos on my Squidoo lenses from sites like Flickr because I never understood what you had to do to provide credit to the original source.

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      Mary Norton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      This is a very thorough explanation. I have avoided downploading pictures online because of lack of understanding of these. Thank you.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Informative and easy to read.Thanks for such a great lens.

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      Normyo Yonormyo 4 years ago

      Thanks for a great and informative lens, really useful to know and to be reminded of.

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      VeseliDan 4 years ago

      Thank you for these great instructions. This lens is very helpful. *blessed*

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      chairmann3 4 years ago

      Finding photos that are legal and hopefully at no cost is getting a little difficult. Thanks for the information.

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      karMALZEKE 4 years ago

      Thank you. This is most helpful.

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      bezabeza 4 years ago

      Thanks for introducing me to world I didn't know existed....sometimes I feel like I've daydreamed my way through the last decade.... good to be in the know!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Great lens, I was just wondering about a query afew other posters had below, Is Squidoo use of an image considered commercial or non-commercial under Creative Commons rules?

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      sunlightseer 4 years ago

      Very helpful information, thanks.

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      muscma01 4 years ago

      Musco Sound now offers creative commons background music for non-commercial use

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      Barbara Walton 4 years ago from France

      It's all so complicated - puts me right off using any pictures not my own.

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      hilman48 4 years ago

      thank you for helping me to understand about these attributes :)

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      didif99 4 years ago

      Thanks! i like your idea

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      OneHappyFeet 4 years ago

      I did not know this at all. Thank you for sharing. This will help a lot of lens.

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      mizzyjo 4 years ago

      Thank you for this info. I never knew what all that jargon meant and really used images very gingerly. You've explained a lot of terms.

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      ukprowriter 4 years ago

      Nice information. It has plugged the gap in my photograph knowledge

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      qualitywebs 4 years ago

      Informative. if anyone is looking for using stock photo in web designing then they should read this article.

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      qualitywebs 4 years ago

      Informative. if anyone is going to use stock photo in web designing then they should read this article to know about perfect use of stock photo.

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      martycarlton lm 4 years ago

      Great job explaining all the ins and outs. I wanted to use Flickr CC but wasn't sure if I was doing it right so put it on hold....

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      leibwood 4 years ago

      I haven't used images from Flicker (yet), and when I do, I already know where to find these images and how to use them. Thanks to this lens.

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      siobhanryan 4 years ago

      Blessed-exceptional article

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      kellytran177 4 years ago

      Hi, thanks for the very useful information. I am still looking though for a way to tag my flickr sets to my lens...

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      pavlo-badovskyi 4 years ago

      Great info! Sometimes finding a good image is a big deal!

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      LaPikas 4 years ago

      WOW ! this is so helpful for me, I did not have any idea of this terms and was always afraid of using Flickr photos since I didn't want to do something illegal. An thank you also to deserdarlen comment. =)

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      LaPikas 4 years ago

      @Shorebirdie: Thank you for your advise and sharing your own experience, really helpful !!

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      mlcsweety 4 years ago

      I appreciate you taking the time to write about this. The info is great.

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      scribenet lm 4 years ago

      I have always used my own images, so this is good to know since I do not have images for every topic I think of. Nice explanations. Thank you!

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      JJGJJG 4 years ago

      Thanks this demystifies things a bunch, very helpful

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      carocwn 4 years ago

      Always a bit of a worry. I have just been checking terms & conditions on one picture site. Handy lens.Thanks.

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      carocwn 4 years ago

      Always a bit of a worry. I have just been checking terms & conditions on one picture site. Handy lens.Thanks.

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      SpiritualSquid 4 years ago

      Thanks for the info.

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      Yvette Munro 4 years ago

      Thank you for this lens. I have just spent the last two hours trying to find photos that I can use for my lens that don't require a license.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Excellent information. Thanks!

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      Monette 4 years ago from Dubai

      thanks for this valuable information. This will really help me to better images on my Squidoo lenses. Thanks a lot!

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      planetocean79 4 years ago

      Love this lens, thanks for the share. Some good information on here to follow.

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      Aibrean82 4 years ago

      Thank you, this is just the information I was looking for. Very informative!

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      xekzno 4 years ago

      This is not even worth it I might as well take my own photographs

    • JoshuaJDavid profile image

      JoshuaJDavid 4 years ago

      I'm glad lenses like this exist as I was very confused as to how to get free pictures and the legit way to use them. Thanks.

    • Aja103654 profile image

      Aja103654 4 years ago

      Thank you, I really needed this. I am still confused though. I'll try experimenting on some photos.

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      blessedmomto7 4 years ago

      Thank you for this very helpful lens. I had to leave it up as another page while I was writing my latest lens so I could refer to it often.

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      Torrs13 4 years ago

      This lens is SO helpful! I feel like I have a good grasp on where I can get photos for my lenses now and how I can use them. Thank you so much!

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      Fasttrail 4 years ago

      Really good info. I did not know there were so many types of permissions. I'll bookmark this lens for reference.

    • internetsuc6 profile image

      internetsuc6 4 years ago

      Great Lens. A lot of good info for me... thanks for sharing

    • John Dyhouse profile image

      John Dyhouse 4 years ago from UK

      Very useful information

    • Triker-Sticks profile image

      Triker-Sticks 4 years ago

      I have used Flicker for a few years and i have loaded many photos onto my flickr page. Unfortunately the creative commons has always confused me but reading this has made it a lot clearer. Thanks for sharing the info. Great lens

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      BorednBroke 4 years ago

      make sense!

    • Michelllle profile image

      Michelllle 4 years ago

      I needed to read this. Great lens.

    • GKREW profile image

      GKREW 4 years ago

      great info for those who do not know about the issues of using photographs online.

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      Karamerica 4 years ago

      Thank you for the important info!

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      stephen downing 4 years ago

      Looks simple enough at first glance, but have bookmarked this really useful lens for more indepth study and future reference. Thank you!

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      carolyn-budai 4 years ago

      How can I attribute credit offline? EG I am creating a document in Word, which will then be available as a download....but html code and links won't work.

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      dilipsceaad 4 years ago

      I needed to read this. It is great lens. Thanks. Ipad vidio lessons.This is work with all Ipad versions. Get your video lessons affiliate tools.Fallow my tweet @dilipsceaad

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      clevergirlname 4 years ago

      Good article about attaining photos - where possible, there's something to be said about taking them yourself, too!

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      Rick King 4 years ago from Charleston, SC

      This has been very helpful. I will be able to use this info directly.

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      mcstacy 4 years ago

      Information was very good. Great lens.

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