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The Commons: How to Search for Non-Copyright Restricted Photos in Flickr

commons_flickr_logo.pngFlickr has just made it easier for you to search photos that do not have copyright restrictions (that are known) on Flickr. The site is called The Commons.

If you go to http://www.flickr.com/commons and type in a keyword in the search box, you will find a collection of photos that do not have copyright restrictions. Some of the participating institutions for this project are The Library of Congress, Smithsonian Institution, George Eastman House, just to name a few. To learn more about The Commons or to try it out, visit the link below:

http://www.flickr.com/commons/

Screencast: Finding Copyright Free or Creative Commons Licensed Photos on Flickr

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This screencast demonstrates how to search for Creative Commons licensed photos on Flickr to use for your course. The great advantage for using a Creative Commons licensed work is that it is copyright free, and you may be able to change the work and republish it. Each photo has a different Creative Commons license which is very briefly discussed in th screencast. To view the screencast, you can click the link below (large version) or view the smaller version below.

 http://www.screencast.com/t/YzJmZGViZ

 

 

Screencast: Finding Copyright Free or Creative Commons Licensed Photos on Flickr

Image representing Creative Commons as depicte...

Image via CrunchBase

This screencast demonstrates how to search for Creative Commons licensed photos on Flickr to use for your course. The great advantage for using a Creative Commons licensed work is that it is copyright free, and you may be able to change the work and republish it. Each photo has a different Creative Commons license which is very briefly discussed in th screencast. To view the screencast, you can click the link below (large version) or view the smaller version below.

 http://www.screencast.com/t/YzJmZGViZ

 

 

SUMO Paint: Online Image Editor

sumo_paint_logo.jpgSUMO Paint is a free web based (online) image editor. What’s really nice about this service is that it has some of the features that you would see in image editor like GIMP or Photoshop (that you need to install on your computer). SUMO Paint can do many things like transform an image, it has support for multiple layers and many other features like a smudge tool, blur tool, and symmetry tool. This is a great tool to have in your toolbox if you use maps in your humanities classes. You can edit them online and them download them. SUMO Paint also has a community you can post your images to for others to see and comment (but you can not directly save the image to services like Facebook or Flickr, you would need to download them to your computer first).

If you want to explore the tool before creating an account, you can by visiting the link below:

http://www.sumopaint.com