Compfight searches Flickr and displays all the photos that match your search term. They do put some paid images at the top, but you can scroll through all kinds of Flickr images below the paid images box at the top, which is really awesome (be sure you have selected ‘Creative commons‘ on the left-hand sidebar).
Recently, Compfight has made using their service even easier!
The best way to show you this new bit of Compfight awesomeness, is to show you.
First, let’s do a search for ‘lego star wars’:
Once you find the photo you like, instead of being redirected to Flickr, as you were before, a lightbox pops up with the following:
How easy is this!
At a glance, you can see the license agreement (clickable for more details), download the size you want and the most awesome thing in the blogging world: Copy & Paste HTML to cite the image source!
For an example, here is the image I found, downloaded and cited by pasting the provided HTML:
Pretty cool, right?
If you use different verbage, you can always change the “Photo Credit:” to something else, but the following links and info should be included every time you cite a Creative Commons image. In fact, I think I may need to update the ChurchMag posting guidelines to follow this standard, as most blogs don’t cite their images correctly.
Thankfully, Compfight makes this easier than ever!