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Flickr Opens Up 50 Million Creative Commons and Licensed Images for Flickr Wall Art



A little over a month ago, Yahoo! revealed Flickr Wall Art, a service that lets you turn your images into beautiful prints to hang… well… wherever you want them. Today, they’re kicking that service up a notch by removing that pesky need for these photos to be yours.

No, you can’t steal other people’s photos and use them, but Flickr is opening up its entire Creative Commons library and some hand-selected collections from its licensed artists for your wall-hanging pleasure.

In all, this move means you’ve now got over 50 million images to choose from if you’d like to buy wall art through Flickr but don’t have any images of your own that you think are worthy (yet).

That means everything from iconic NASA imagery:


To adorable dog photos:


And everything in between:


And that’s just CC stuff. There’s a plethora of imagery that has been selected from the Flickr Marketplace licensed photos for you to use as well.

You can learn more about the service itself by checking out our previous coverage. And if you’re interested in ordering one of these photos for yourself or someone else this holiday season (keep in mind, these now ship globally), Flickr is offering 40% off for a limited time, so now’s a great time to act if you want to save some money.

Image credits: Blue Marble by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, 1/30 If a shark came back as a dog by PhotKing, and Surfers by Thomas Leuthard.