This post will be dedicated to my favourite picture-sharing webpage. I can spend hours searching for pictures of every kind; the catalogue never ends. As other bookmarking webs, the system is spider’s web kind so it always takes you to other people’s Photostream.
But first, What is Flickr? According to its FAQ, “Flickr is the best way to store, sort, search and share your photos online. Flickr helps you organize that huge mass of photos you have and offers a way for you and your friends and family to tell stories about them.” There is a free version of Flickr that will be limited in some ways. But it has also de option to get more fun with a paid subscription; Pro account for yourself or for a friend if you feel generous.
What I also like about Flickr is that many users have chosen to offer their work under a Creative Commons license, and you can browse or search through content under some type of license which can be:
You let others copy, distribute, display, and perform your copyrighted work – and derivative works based upon it – but only if they give you credit.
You let others copy, distribute, display, and perform your work – and derivative works based upon it – but for noncommercial purposes only.
No Derivative Works :
You let others copy, distribute, display, and perform only verbatim copies of your work, not derivative works based upon it.
You allow others to distribute derivative works only under a license identical to the license that governs your work.
Another good point of it is The Commons which show you hidden treasures in the world’s public photography archives; this is old pictures from all over the world.
For those who like photography and look for inspiration I highly recommend this page.
Flickr FAQs http://www.flickr.com/help/general/#1 Retrieved, December 28, 2009 16:04