Hot on the heels of last Thursday’s story about Getty Images making 35 million of its photos available for online use, I came across this very useful infographic on how to use images and videos that have been licensed using the creative commons license.
Using creative commons licensed photos for the websites, blogs and print materials is particularly interesting for nonprofits, because 70 percent of all photos licensed this way don’t allow the use for commercial purposes. This means that this is a far richer resource for humanitarian organizations, NGOs, UN agencies, Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies etc than for almost anyone else.
One of my favourite sources of creative commons licensed photos remains Flickr. You can read more about it in this blog post.
Thanks go to Jeff Hurt for putting it together.
What are your experiences with using creative commons licensed materials? What are your favourite sources? Please leave them in the comments below.