Hi everyone, I hope week 2 is coming along well for you. I’d like to post a few things that may help you in regards to sourcing, posting and embedding Creative Commons images.
Here’s a repost of Jeff’s video for citing and embedding images in blog posts from Course 2.
In terms of seeking out Creative Commons-licensed images, here are a few that I generally use. If you have additional tools or sites please do share.
For these sites, you’ll need to consider your search terms carefully and toggle different parameters to find the best results. For example, if you’re searching for “flowers” but have set the search to only take those results from the title, you’re depending on the fact that the artist had the word, “flower” in the title of their artwork. However if you search based on “tags” or “all text” then you can open up the search to encompass these variables as well.
This is a fantastic jumping point for images, videos and even sound clips and music. You can use this also to launch into a Google Images search with the proper criteria already selected for filtering CC images only. This would be a great starting place for students who tend to go straight to Google Images for sourcing material (often not available for CC). And similar to our color palette generators, Google Images can be sorted by color, size, date posted, etc.
And lastly, Flickr itself has a built-in Creative Commons search tool:
When posting images from Flickr to WordPress, you may need to click “Share” (above the image). You can then drop down to “Grab the HTML” and after selecting the size you want (for WordPress, generally you want a width of less than 600 pixels, so in this case the medium size of 500px works well).
And from within your blog post, click on the “HTML” tab and simply paste in the code. (I believe Jeff covered this in his video). The code will then result in the image displaying as below: