Tag Archives: Creative Commons

New Flickr Image Search

Flickr has updated their search function as well (Thank you Mashable).  They’ve also add the ability to search for Creative Commons under the Advanced Search link.  For most of the searches in languages, you’re probably best off searching by Tag.  You’ll see this option under the Advanced Search as well.  Use the target language for your class instead of English to find more culturally appropriate photos.

Keep in mind as well that many images in Flick are geo-tagged, which means you narrow your search by location as well.  Do this from the main page and under the Search dropdown, choose Location.


Google Image Search, Creative Commons

Google has updated their image search to include license type.  This means you can click the advanced tab on Google Image Search and narrow your selection of images to those that permit reuse.  If you’re just showing an image on the web to your class, this doesn’t really matter.  This is for instances when you need an image to publish with a paper, show at a conference, or produce any other work that will be publicly available.   You can check it out here:


Keep in Flickr in mind as well.  The photo sharing site also allows you to search by license type.  The number of images are smaller than what you’ll find in Google Images, but the images themselves are usually of higher quality.