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 Wylio.com, 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.
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