Finding and Resizing Images with Wylio

Duffy-Marie Arnoult

As Natalie’s post from Monday made clear, ProfHacker often writes about finding, using, and manipulating images online. The key to all of our writing about images is Creative Commons (here and here), a system for licensing material for sharing, remixing, and reusing in all sorts of ways.

While Creative Commons makes finding freely-available images relatively easy, especially through Flickr, the process of getting that picture onto your website or blog (or slide deck or . . .) can still be a bit of a hassle. Enter, a newish (October 2010) frontend to Flickr that searches Creative Commons-licensed pictures, lets you resize and position the picture on a page, and then gives you an HTML snipped to copy-and-paste.

To illustrate how easy it is to use, I made a little screencast (fair warning: my voice is pretty soft):

Wylio is free to use.

Do you have a preferred Creative Commons-friendly tool? Share it in comments!

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