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Yahoo! Image Search Now Helps You Dig Through All of Flickr Creative Commons



We’re used to Google frequently improving things on its end — most recently adding pan and zoom to Google+ — but a constantly improving Yahoo! is a fairly new thing.

After numerous improvements to Flickr and a new Flickr app, Yahoo! has turned its photographic eye on Yahoo! Image Search. From here on out, you’ll be able to search all of Flickr’s creative commons images straight from Yahoo!


All you have to do is type in your search and click “Labeled for Reuse” over in the sidebar. Once the photos are pulled up, you can hover over them for more details or click on them to see a blown up version.

To check what specific restrictions the photographer has placed on the photo, all you have to do is click the “attribution” link. To see more from the same author, click on the “i” to check their entire photostream.


And if you prefer to do your browsing on a tablet or other mobile device, Yahoo! has you covered there as well. It looks like the Yahoo! renaissance continues.

Hopefully, the new system will lead to improved visibility for all those Flickr photographers kind enough to share their images for free.

Yahoo! Image Search – now with Flickr photos [Yahoo! Search Blog]