We’ve added a new feature to the image panel for PressRoom releases. In addition to being able to upload new images for inclusion in a news release, you can now browse your existing photos on Flickr.
You can also search the whole of the Flickr site for Creative Commons Licensed images to use, this gives you access to an enormous amount of imagery, even if you do not have your own Flickr account.
What Is Creative Commons?
Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that works to increase the amount of creativity (cultural, educational, and scientific content) in “the commons” — the body of work that is available to the public for free and legal sharing, use, repurposing, and remixing.
Creative Commons licensing means that you can use the imagery with certain restrictions. The licenses that we have included in the search are:
- Attribution License
- Attribution-ShareAlike License
- Attribution-NoDerivs License
- No known copyright restrictions
All of these licenses allow for commercial use of the images, and PressRoom automatically inserts a link back to the original image on Flickr in order to satisfy the attribution requirements of the license.
The browse dialog works in exactly the same way as the recently added YouTube video browser. If you have a Flickr account set-up for use with PressRoom; the default view will be of your own photos. If you do not have a Flickr account registered or if you click on the “Public Photos” tab, you can see the most recent photos added to the site and search by keyword for anything that you might need.