In putting together a keynote presentation, I try to be mindful of copyright when choosing my images.
Flickr Images are Not Free
Most images on Flickr, and on the internet, are under copyright. Creative Commons is a license that content owners can place on their works that gives people permission to utilize the content… with attribution. In other words, give credit! You must filter your search in order to isolate images you are able to utilize for your presentations.
Flickr is not the only place to find Creative Commons images, but it is a source for them. In Flickr type your keyword into the search box. Once you search you will notice a link under the search box that says “Advanced Search.”
Of course all the really cool images went away. If there was an image you really wanted to use, contact the content owner and obtain their permission in writing. I have had good success with this.
Click on Image
Finding an image you like, click on the image to isolate it from the other images. I hold down the Control key (Command on a Mac) to open that image in a new tab so I do not lose my search results page.
If the image is labeled as Creative Commons you will have the option to download the photo. It is recommended that you NAME the photo with the content owners name so you remember where you obtained the image from.
“View all sizes”
Record Owner Name
The all sizes page gives you information about the photo’s Creative Commons license. There are different types of Creative Commons licenses so double check what the content owner is giving you permission to do with their intellectual property.
Copy the URL
You want to provide a link back to the original content. Copy the URL at the top of the page.
You can use any presentation tool. PowerPoint, Google Slides or Apple’s Keynote to name a few. Insert a blank slide.
Since I am using Keynote for my next presentation the following directions are specific to this tool, but any of the tools have similar methods.
On the right hand side is an option for “Background.” The default background is a “Color Fill” in the drop down menu.
There is not a save button. Just click somewhere on the slide to close out the linking options.
Video of Work Flow
Other Sources of Creative Commons Images
Go to http://images.google.com/ and search images. These images are under copyright, thus not available to use. Use the settings cog in the upper right hand corner to choose “Advanced search.”