Yahoo Brings Back Flickr/Creative Commons Filtering To Image Search

creative-commons-logoAn image search feature that’s often used by bloggers and other content producers has found its way back to Yahoo Image Search.

The company announced yesterday that its Creative Commons/Flickr search filter is available again, and that it’s been expanded to image searches on mobile devices, too.

The filter is available at the bottom of the left-hand options menu; clicking “Labeled for Reuse” limits the search results to Flickr images that aren’t protected as “All Rights Reserved.”


This isn’t actually a new feature. Yahoo has included Flickr images in image search results since 2007, and added Creative Commons filtering in 2009.

But a Yahoo spokesperson tells us that the filter was retired when Yahoo began having its search results powered by Bing.

While it was gone — and still today — Yahoo continued to offer Creative Commons filtering in searches right on Flickr’s website.

Related Topics: Channel: Consumer | Yahoo: Flickr | Yahoo: Images


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