“We have released over a million images onto Flickr Commons for anyone to use, remix and repurpose. These images were taken from the pages of 17th, 18th and 19th century books digitised by Microsoft who then generously gifted the scanned images into the Public Domain. The images themselves cover a startling mix of subjects: There are maps, geological diagrams, beautiful illustrations, comical satire, illuminated and decorative letters, colourful illustrations, landscapes, wall-paintings and so much more that even we are not aware of.” (via British Library)
“Have you ever taken a photo and posted it on Flickr in the hopes that you would be able to license it and make some money off of it? Well thousands of users have done that and today, Getty Images announced that it catalogued its 500,000th Flickr from its database. Over three years ago, Flickr announced that it was partnering with Getty Images. At the time, Flickr’s General Manager Kakul Srivastava said the partnership was a “testimony to the Flickr community of photographers who have influenced the aesthetics of photography with authentic, creative and cutting-edge images which will now be available to Getty Images’ customers around the world.” The deal was that this initiative would create the first commercial licensing opportunity for photo-enthusiasts in the Flickr community.
via The Next Web.
AP – “New pictures and video showing the rebuilding at the World Trade Center site are now on two social networking sites. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says it added the views from One World Trade Center to photo sharing site flickr.com and online video service YouTube.com on Tuesday.”
Flickr Blog – “We’ve launched People in Photos, a new feature that will help put a face to the Flickrverse and enable you to highlight members that you’ve photographed in a whole new way. People in Photos lets you add a member to a photo, find photos of people you know, and manage which photos you’re in. Huzzah!”
Flickr Blog – “Today we’re pleased to announce a redesign of our search results page. The changes we’ve introduced make it easier to browse through the billions of photos and videos on Flickr, and to connect to the communities that help make sense of all those photos.”
Mashable – “Flickr has just released their long awaited feature for posting photos to Twitter. Itâ€™s been in beta over the past few weeks, but now itâ€™s live for everyone.”