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Yahoo Brings Back Flickr/Creative Commons Filtering To Image Search
An 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.”
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.