Being the image sharing giant that it is, Flickr hosts over 75 million images that are licensed under a Creative Commons license, and depending on the type of license those images can be used by others as well.
More often than not, this is a needed step for web developers who want to use images for their websites. When it comes to the Creative Commons license, you cannot just copy and paste the image.
There are certain steps you need to follow, they include:
- Making sure that the license is understood correctly
- Getting the correct HTML code for the IMG tag
- Linking back the image to Flickr
- Giving the author of the image proper attribution
- Linking the author’s Flickr profile
- Linking to the license the image is licensed under
Now all of this can take up quite a lot of time with just one image, and imagine a scenario where there are hundreds or thousands of images! Luckily, we have a free web-based service available that can get this done for you in a breeze.
ImageCodr lets you enter the URL of a Flickr image, and if the image is under Creative Commons license, it will auto-generate the HTML code for that image containing all the six things specified above. It will also include a brief summary of the license the image is under. Check out an example of the embedding below.
To use the service, navigate to the ‘Get code!’ page and enter the URL for the photo you want to use. Code is generated in seconds and delivers up to its promise.
Let us know how this worked for you.