Flickr Photo Sharing

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Brief Description:

Flickr is a photo sharing site ( If you have an account (free or "pro" which cost money but allows you unlimited uploads) you can upload and share photos or other digital images. you can make the images public or private, and you can attach copyright permissions ranging from reserving all rights to sharing the photos freely for others' use. Flickr is also a rich source of images for your work, especially those labeled "Creative Commons" for use on web pages, slide shows and publications.


When to use:

  • Sharing photos with others over the internet
  • Finding creative commons labeled photos for use in slide shows, websites, papers
  • Sharing photos from the field to those back at HQ

How to use:

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