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16 September 2012

Flickr CC Attribution helper

This post from Alan Levine alerted me to a Chrome extension I've been waiting for.  There's been such a one for Firefox for a long while, and I'm very glad to see this for Chrome.

The Flickr CC Attribution Helper, installed in your Chrome web browser, will create two windows in the side bar of a photo page in Flickr, containing the text, and/or the html attribution you need for a Creative Commons licensed photo. 

(Click on the image below to see it full sized)

Screen shot of http://www.flickr.com/photos/isg-online/7988350244/in/photostream/
This should become an essential tool for all the students (and staff) at ISOCS who will be looking for Creative Commons licensed photos on Flickr to use in their work.  Citing a photo correctly will be simple cut and paste.

For the photo on the page shown above, the copying and pasting the text citation results in

cc licensed ( BY NC SA ) flickr photo by keepps: http://flickr.com/photos/isg-online/7988350244/

This could be used on a PowerPoint or Keynote slide, or in a Word Document, for example, where the photo can be copied and pasted, or downloaded and inserted.

The html results in  the photo plus the attribution, shown below:
cc licensed ( BY NC SA ) flickr photo shared by keepps

This could be used for adding the photo to a blog, a web page, or anywhere that carries html code. 

Thank you Alan Levine  for your hard coding work!