Pinterest, Flickr join forces to improve photo credits

    | News | 03/05/2012 07:00am

    Flickr, Pinterest join forces to improve photo creditsA new joint effort between Flickr and social networking site Pinterest aims to improve the attribution of photographers’ images.

    Flickr announced the move on its blog, stating: “We’ve worked closely with Pinterest to make it even easier for you to share to Pinterest in a way that will ensure that your Flickr photos are properly attributed, regardless where they are pinned from.”

    Every image shared on Flickr will now be attributed with the name of the photographer, the image title and a link to the photo page.

    This attribution cannot be edited, so “photographers can rest assured that pins and repines of their images will be credited and linked back as well, ensuring people can leave comments, face the photo or contact you directly on Flickr,” the blog post adds.

    Pinterest has also gone back and added the proper attribution to all photos that have been pinned from Flickr so far, the company added.

    There is now a Pinterest button in Flickr’s share menu, as seen above. If a photographer does not want their content to be shared, the share menu can be disabled.


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    Posted on Thursday, May 3rd, 2012 at 7:00 am under News.

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