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~Lux Aeterna~ ADMIN July 15, 2008
Questions about Downloading? See the end of the group description for a bit about how it works in flickr.

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Group Description

This is a group for sharing pictures taken during the 2008 Stanford China Music Tour. If you took part in the tour, please feel free to join this group and add your photos to the pool.


--Notes about Downloading--

We have a lot of new flickr members here, and there have been questions about downloading pictures from flickr, so I'll summarize how it works. Flickr attempts to let you as the photographer control how your images are used by letting you decide what license (rights) you grant to other people to use your images. There are two kinds of licenses: Creative Commons and All rights reserved (essentially no license).

If you want to allow people to download your images, you need to use one of the Creative Commons licenses, and then flickr will put a button above the picture called All Sizes. By clicking on that button, any user can choose a size of image and then easily download it to their computer. If you don't want people to download your images, then you should set them to "All rights reserved" which protects them under US Copyright law, and removes the download options button when other people look at your photos. This may be slightly confusing, since as the owner, you will always see the All Sizes button, but when other people view your photos, then the license controls whether the button shows up or not.

To change the rights on one of your images, first go to the image page. On the right side of the page, below any groups and sets to which you've added the image, it says Additional Information. Right below that it tells what kind of license you've granted to that image. This consists of a few icons, and either the words "Some rights reserved" for a Creative Commons license, or "All rights reserved" for a copyright image. Immediately to the right of that is a link that just says "edit". Click on that link and it takes you to a new page that lists all the license options for your picture. Choose the license you want to grant and click the Save button at the bottom of your page to set a new license for that one image.

On that same page there is also a link that says "Change your default here". Clicking on that link will take you to a page that shows the same license options, but the choice you make here will apply by default to every image you upload to flickr from that point forward. You can always go to the photo page and change the license for an individual photo any time you choose.

!! Warning !!

Setting the license to All rights reserved does not make it impossible to download your image! Any image that can be seen in a web browser can be downloaded and saved with the right tools. If you really don't want anyone to be able to download your image, then don't post it on the web.

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  • Accepted content types: Photos, Videos, Images, Art, Screenshots
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