Coming soon in Slickr Flickr 1.22
Flickr License Types
The tutorial shows you how to search for photos on Flickr based on one or more of seven licenses. The first license is the most restrictive and the last license has no restrictions at all. This feature is particularly useful when you want to use other Flickr users’ photos in your slideshows and galleries without having to seek permission first.
Flickr has seven types of license:
- Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License
- Attribution-NonCommercial License
- Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License
- Attribution License
- Attribution-ShareAlike License
- Attribution-NoDerivs License
- No known copyright restrictions
Most people put their photos on Flickr with the default license which is “All Rights Reserved” however if the photo owner does express a licensing preference then Slickr Flickr allows you to fetch photos that respect that license.
Slickr Flickr Video Tutorial for Search by License
From Slickr Flickr version 1.22 onwards you can select one or more license types.
For example e.g license=”4,5,6,7″ gives you photos you can use commercially providing you show an attribution to the copyright holder and you do not modify the photo
Please note that you must use the Flickr API key in order to select photos that meet your license requirements either by specifying use_key=’y’ or by asking for more than 20 photos.
Example of Photos With No License Restriction
This example show a search of photos from the Cavalier King Charles Spaniels group where there is no reference to the photo license.
[code]slickr-flickr id="[email protected]" group=’y’ use_key="y" flickr_link="on" items="7" type="gallery"[/code]
If you click through on these photos to their page on Flickr you will see some of them have a license of “All Rights Reserved”
[code]<a href="/help/general/#147" id="yui_3_3_0_1_1297337176042897">All Rights Reserved</a>[/code]
Example of Photos With License Restriction
This example show a search of photos from the Cavalier King Charles Spaniels group where we are looking for photos that meet the license restrictions.
[code]slickr-flickr id="[email protected]" group=’y’ use_key="y" flickr_link="on" items="7" type="gallery" license="4,5,6,7"[/code]
If you click through on these photos to their page on Flickr you will see some of them have a “Some Rights Reserved” license
[code]<a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/deed.en_GB" rel="license cc:license" id="yui_3_3_0_1_12973370272971025">Some rights reserved</a>[/code]