Using images from Flickr .. can I use more than two?

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  1. prairieprincess profile image93
    prairieprincessposted 7 years ago

    Hi guys! I asked this question on answers but haven't received an answer, so I thought I would try on here. I know that you are only allowed to use two images from each source, but I am hoping Flickr might be an exception!

    For me, it's where I get the majority of my images, and I'm certainly not "promoting" Flickr!!!

    If not, then how is it legally to save Flickr images (those allowed to be used under Creative Commons, of course!) to your own  computer, and use it from there? Thanks!!! I would really appreciate some help with this one!

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    Website Examinerposted 7 years ago

    Flicker is known by HP staff as a major media repository, so I don't believe that would count towards "overly promotional."

    Whether you directly import or download/upload makes no difference as far as license and copyright is concerned. Either way, you are copying for commercial use.

  3. Urbane Chaos profile image96
    Urbane Chaosposted 7 years ago

    If I use images from flicker, I usually download them first to my computer and then upload them.  No problems..

    As far as creative commons, there are a lot of image sites that offer CC images.  If I use one from Flickr, I always send a note to the owner just letting them know that the image has been used.  I've never had any problems with it - actually, I've had people link back to my hubs just because the hub may tell a better story than the picture alone does.

  4. prairieprincess profile image93
    prairieprincessposted 7 years ago

    Website Examiner, thank you so much. That was my thought, that surely Flickr would be an exception, but I just wanted to confirm my thought.

    And I see ... you can download stuff, as long as it's credited and it's no different than linking to location. I didn't know that.

    Urbane Chaos, good to know. Can I ask, what kind of system do you have for keeping track of the attribution of each photo? That's my concern ... is that I don't have a system and would forget where the photos came from! I just wonder what other people use to keep track of it.

    thanks so much!

    1. Marisa Wright profile image96
      Marisa Wrightposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      That's why I upload the photos to the Hub immediately! 

      Also, just a point - remember you need to tick both "Creative Commons" and "for commercial use"

  5. lrohner profile image80
    lrohnerposted 7 years ago

    I hope Maddie or someone else from the team weighs in on this. The photo capsule specifically says that live links will count towards the whole "overly promotional" thing, and it doesn't state any exemptions, like Flickr. I usually put the credit in the caption box rather than the link box so it's not a live link.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image96
      Marisa Wrightposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I suspect there is an exemption for Flickr.  I use Flickr for all my photos and I have some Hubs with five or six photos in them, all separately credited with a hyperlink. They've never triggered the overly promotional filter.

      If a Flickr link doesn't trigger the filter in the text, where the "two links" rule also applies, then you'd think they would do the same thing in the photo capsule.

  6. lrohner profile image80
    lrohnerposted 7 years ago

    @prairieprincess - When I download a file from Flickr, I rename it to something like this: oak-tree-flickr-authorsname.jpg

    @Marisa (and WE), thanks! I've been afraid to even try it!


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