OK, so I should put more time into documentation, right?

I wrote flickrCC so I could easily find photos on flickr that were released under the creative commons license. Stuff that I could use for my experiments with the GIMP or include in my blog. You can read more about creative commons licenses on the Creative Commons website. In Nov, 2010 I created this version to run on my mobile phone. The functionality is similar to flickrCC, but the layout has been changed to make it easier to see on a small screen.

To use the app. scroll to the top of the page and enter a word (or words) into the search textbox. Tap on 'search' and you'll get all photos with a CC license that match *all* the search words in the picture's title, tags or description (sorted in order of 'interestingness', the photo voted most interesting first). The CC licences for a default search are: "Attribution License", "Attribution-NoDerivs License", "Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License", "Attribution-NonCommercial License", "Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License" and "Attribution-ShareAlike License"

If you want to edit a photo, you'll need to restrict the search to just those licenses that allow derivatives. Checking the 'to edit' box ensures that just those photos licensed: "Attribution License", "Attribution-NonCommercial License", "Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License" and "Attribution-ShareAlike License" are returned. If you're interested in selling your work you'll need to check the 'for commercial use' checkbox.

Underneath the search form you'll see the first 20 photos matching your search term. Tap on any of these thumbnails to see a larger image below the thumbnail section. Tap and hold this larger image and 'save image' if you want to use this size (it will be saved to your photo album), or click on the link in the attribution text to go to flickr and chose a different sized image. Don't forget to include the attribution text in any work you produce using the picture.

Whenever you use one of the images found using flickrCC, you need to attribute the picture. Copy the attribution text above the large image and paste it into your blog/phlog post.

And that's about it - one last note: I've been asked why I haven't included the photographer's name in the attribution. It's simply because I wanted the application to work quickly. Flickr requires another call to their API to get the user name for each of the 20 thumbnails and this was taking an appreciable length of time, so I left it out. If you click on the image link you can find out all the details on the picture's flickr page. Have fun with the app.