Posts Tagged ‘flickr’

Flickr Now Lets You Add Public Domain Photos and Release Shots to the Public Domain

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Last week SpaceX posted its photos to Flickr and released them to the public domain. Unfortunately for the company, Flickr didn’t have any public domain designation they could use, so even though SpaceX founder Elon Musk said the photos were public domain, the images were shared under a Creative Commons license that required attribution.

That has now changed. Flickr announced yesterday that it has created two new options for members in the copyright dropdown panel: public domain and CC0, which allows users to release content to the public domain.
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Flickr is Rolling Out a More Powerful Search Engine with New Filters, Users, and Groups

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Flickr’s photo search engine is getting a makeover and a boost in power. Starting earlier this month, Flickr has been rolling out a powerful new unified search interface to its users. Instead of a simple search feature for photos that match keywords, the new search will contain additional image search parameters and will be able to look up people and groups.
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Flickr Tab in Chrome: Get a Dose of Photo Inspiration with Every New Tab

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If you enjoy random bits of inspiration throughout your day, Flickr has a new Chrome extension just for you. Called Flickr Tab, it’s a simple little browser add-on that shows you a popular photograph from Flickr every time you open up a new blank tab.
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The 25 Most Popular Smartphone Photos on Flickr in 2014

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The most popular cameras on Flickr these days are smartphone cameras. In fact, the top 5 cameras are all different phone models: the iPhone 5S, iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy S5, and iPhone 6.

Last month we shared the 25 most popular photos on Flickr through 2014. That list included images captured any all types of cameras. Here’s a second look at what the top 25 photos were when only smartphone images are considered.
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Flickr Rolling Out Camera Roll: A New Way to Browse, Edit, and Organize Your Shots

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Flickr is rolling out a new feature called Camera Roll that’s designed to make it even easier for users to browse, edit, and organize their photos. It’s a speedy and intuitive interface that lets you jump around in time and make changes to quickly select multiple photos at once.
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Here are Graphs Showing Camera Trends On Flickr Over the Past Two Years

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Last week we shared some interesting data about the most popular cameras on Flickr over the course of 2014. Today Flickr released some new charts that offer an inside look at camera trends over the past couple of years.
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The 25 Most Popular Photos on Flickr in 2014

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Want to see the photographs that made the biggest splash on Flickr over the course of 2014? Flickr’s website doesn’t have a leaderboard — the best you can do is explore popular photos — but luckily for us, the company has just announced the top 25.
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The Most Popular Cameras on Flickr in 2014

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What are the most popular cameras used in the Flickr community? Now that 2014 is in the past, the photo sharing service has done some serious crunching on EXIF data to figure out which cameras were the most popular among its users over the course of the year. Here’s a look into the findings.
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Flickr Sorry for Selling Creative Commons Photos as Wall Art, Will Stop and Refund All Sales To Date

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Flickr is apologizing for its decision to sell Creative Commons photos as wall art. The images have been pulled, and all sales made with CC photos will be refunded.
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Flickr Taking Heat from CC Photographers for Selling Their Work as Wall Art Without Compensation

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Flickr — a site that sometimes seems like the punching bag of the photo community — is again taking heat from photographers, this time over their recent announcement that people can select from millions of Creative Commons-licensed photographs to buy as wall art.

The photos are being sold for profit, but none of that profit will go to the photographers who took the shots, and some of these photographers are speaking up about what they see as an injustice. Read more…