How to search for creative commons images on Flickr?

How to search for creative commons images on Flickr?

Flickr is one of the biggest sites where you can add your professional or semiprofessional photos,  and create a nice showcase. While some photos have some restrictions (no download allowed, no use in commercial projects etc.), other images are free to use in personal projects and as well in commercial projects.

So if you are a talented web designer, theme developer, and so on, you will definitely need some nice images that you can use in your commercial projects.

How can I search for creative commons images?

Pretty simple.

All you have to do is go to Advanced Search and at the bottom of the page check this two boxes

Then hit Search, and start browsing. You can download and use any image from the results, in commercial projects.

Note: Make sure you read the creative commons license however, to understand what you can do, and what you can’t.


  1. Anonymous - February 26, 2015

    […] Flickr – the most popular website, where people from around the world share their lovely photos. Also offers and advanced search where you can filter only 100% GPL Images. […]

  2. Laila Keirstead - May 12, 2015

    I really like how sites like Flickr are able to group up relevant pictures and present them to you. I actually find it pretty amazing because computers cannot see what the picture is, they rely heavily on what the keyword is. So, when searching for a car or a really cool sunset, you get the best pictures that fit this search.

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