As you know, we’ve been extremely busy over the past few months, reimagining our Flickr site, adding new features like the new web Uploadr, and continually making it easier for people to share photos – not only on Flickr, but across the web and social networks. Today we are partnering with Pinterest to further simplify the sharing of Flickr photos to Pinterest, while also ensuring your photos are properly attributed to you when doing so.
For starters, Flickr has added a Pinterest button in the share menu to easily "pin" photo pages, favorites, and groups. If you don’t want your content to be shared, you can disable sharing in your account settings and make the Pinterest option unavailable.
With Flickr images amongst the most popular content pinned to Pinterest, we believe your Flickr photos should be properly attributed to you, regardless of where they are pinned from. Starting today, every image shared from Flickr will be clearly credited with the name of the photographer, the title, and a link from Pinterest to the photo page – this will also include all Flickr photos previously shared on Pinterest. The attribution cannot be edited, so even repins of images will be credited and linked back, so that people can leave comments, fave your photo, or contact you directly on Flickr. This also works automatically for any Flickr photos embedded in websites or blogs, giving you much more certainty that you’ll be credited when your Flickr photos are shared on Pinterest.
You can read more about the new features on the Flickr Blog and on the Pinterest Blog. Try them out and share your feedback as we continue to evolve Flickr and work to further protect the rights of photographers and content owners.
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