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Flickr becomes a free use haven (again) with Creative Commons search filters

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Flickr is quietly rolling out new image license filters in search — returning the capability to easily search for photographs which are labeled for free use under Creative Commons licenses.

The change, spotted by Search Engine Land, is reportedly rolling out to users now — although the feature is already live on our end.

Flickr’s most recent redesign relegated license searching to the clunky advanced search and creative commons pages. While the functionality was there, it was remarkably easy to navigate away from different license searches, creating a cumbersome experience for users.

The new filters [below] enable a standard Creative Commons license filter, a filter for commercial use, and another for “modifications allowed.”

Flickr License

This isn’t the first time Flickr has buried, and then unburied license filters. A similar incident occurred last year prior to the most recent redesign.

More information:

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