Blogging with Amy
Blogging tips, tools and tutorials. In plain English.
Compfight is a handy tool to find Flickr images without having to search through the cumbersome interface of Flickr itself.
Simply type in keywords for the type of image you're looking for and you're set. Use the filters in the left column of the search results to sort through the results quickly.
(There's also a Compfight plugin although I haven't used it myself since I try to minimize plugins. See 6 Useful Things to Know About Plugins for the why.)
Check out all my posts about images here, from using images legally, making images clickable, creating watermarks and more.
What a great find! Thanks!
Amy, so what about ownership of Flickr images? I guess what I am really asking is if you could address how and when you decide to just use someone else's images? That seems like copyright infringement, no? Perhaps you've already written about this topic and could direct us to that discussion?
Thanks very much. I appreciate all the info that you provide!
I did it, Amy! I moved my blog to WordPress!!! Thanks to you for all of the resourceful information you have here that helped me navigate the perils of moving!!!
Way to go!
What an awesome find! I find looking for that right image is more time consuming than I would like. I can't wait to try this!
How does this work with copyrights? Can we share these pictures or use them for blogs/ websites without copyrights violations? I usually take pictures off of google image and I am always worried that I might be breaking copyrights.
I'm sort of wondering the same thing. I see the creative commons on the left we can click on, but can we still use them for blogs and can they be altered like the ones on Flickr can be?
It's a good idea to assume all images you find online are copyrighted and therefore not free to use. Sometimes creators of images give permission to use images via Creative Commons. Sometimes they indicate an image is free to use for commercial purposes. I talk more about this issue in How to Use Images Legally and How to Find Free Images to Use in Your Posts.
Thanks so much Amy!!!
Thanks, Amy! I love this new tool. It really streamlines the process.
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