If you are ever looking for a few extra images to use for a scrapbook page, collage, or even a blog post, you might want to search on Flickr for copyright-ok photos. There are a few helpful tricks to know and it’s really important that you understand what the different creative commons licenses mean. Let me show you how I use Flickr to help me find useful and appropriate Disney photographs. The biggest key is to click on the “advanced search” options when you use the search box.
Once you get to the advanced search screen, there are several ways to customize your search. Be as specific as possible with your search terms. I suggest searching everyone’s uploads instead of just The Commons because you will have a great pool to choose from. I always keep safe search on and I limit my search to photos only. The most important part is the bottom section where you can choose to search through “Creative Commons” and if you are going to use the material in any public form, be sure to choose the categories that will allow you to do so.
You will come up with several results and it’s important that you look individually at the ones you want to use.
I really liked this photo of the Adventureland sign
so I clicked on it and looked at the license symbols.
You can click on these symbols to get the full creative commons information
In this case, it is just required that there is attribution for the original photo, which I did by linking to the photo on Flickr here in the post.
Whenever you need a few extra photos to round out a Disney project, head on over to Flickr!
Katie is an avid memory keeper and blogger at scrapbookladypages.com. She is also the co-host of The Digi Show, a writer & team member at The Daily Digi, and a digital scrapbooktemplate designer. She is passionate about capturing the magic of everyday life! Stop by and visit her on her new blog Toy to the World as she explores a world of fun, play, and memories.