Saving and Citing Creative Commons Images From Flickr

How do you find media to use in presentations, web pages, or other potential public projects that don’t infringe on copyright?

If you are going to embed the image…

Search for Creative Commons image that you can cite.  Watch the video above for more information.

If you are going to download the image…

You can search Flickr’s Creative Commons and download them.  You can also search for material with a Creative Commons license at

Another tip for cataloging media is to name your files with the following convention to remember the four required data about the cited image:

  • date
  • site
  • author
  • file name
  • EXAMPLE: 151016_flickr_scottl_fenderstrat.jpg

Organizing your media this way makes it easier to cite the work later when you put the presentation or project together.