by Paul Iwancio
For quite a while I’ve been recommending to colleagues the vast collection of free images at Flickr Creative Commons to use in presentations and web pages. There have been two developments. First, over the last year I’ve decided to give back. It’s well past time for me to contribute to the Creative Commons, and so you will see more and more of my images on Flickr with Creative Commons licensing. The second development just happened today when a trusted resource person showed me the wonders of imagecodr.org. If you’ve ever used Flickr Creative Commons images, then you know that the act of attribution is a little clunky, and can be inconsistent. Now there is a free service at imagecodr to provide simple and clear attribution when you use an image. The process goes like this:
1.Go to Flickr Creative Commons and find an image you want to use, copy the URL
2. Open up a new tab or window and go to imagecodr.org
3. Paste the URL there and it will give you html code
4. Paste this code into your webpage, post, document, etc. and you’ll get something like the image shown here on my post today.
This is a phenomenal tool that will make life easier for users and a great link back for creators. Go forth and attribute!