Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Find Creative Commons Images on Yahoo Search

Yahoo has introduced a new option for finding Creative Commons licensed images. Now when you search for images using Yahoo's image search tool, you can select filters to refine results to show only images that are licensed under Creative Commons. The filters allow you to select filters for images that can be used for commercial purposes or images that are licensed for remixing and building upon. The screenshot below shows the filters I selected when searching for images of the Eiffel Tower.










Applications for Education
Yahoo's Creative Commons image search filter is one of the easiest-to-use Creative Commons search tools that I've tried. Yahoo's search filters make it easy for students to quickly find images that they can use in all kinds of digital presentations.

Here are some related resources that may be of interest to you:
Copyright for Educators
Creative Commons Explanations and Teaching Materials
Compfight - Creative Commons Image Search