get red X when uploading flickr url

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  • #534136

    I want to upload some else’s photo from flickr. I go to Insert Image>From URL and when I paste in the URL I get a red X. Obviously that means I can’t do it, but I can’t figure out WHY.

    The image is marked Some Rights Reserved but when I look at the details it says I can use it if I attribute it and so on. The image I want is http://www.flickr.com/photos/jimdollar/521971084/#/photos/jimdollar/521971084/lightbox/ and I planned to comply with attribution. (I’m a writer and sensitive to copyright).

    I don’t know if the Red X means the image is not available to me for some reason or if I am doing something wrong. Is there anything different I can try?

    I see a place where Flickr has a tab that says “grab the HTML.” I have read their help and WordPress help but can’t figure out if this is an alternative way I could get the image into my post.

    Thank you for any assistance. I have tried hard to search for “red X” and URLs not working for images but I do not get anything that helps me.

    I have successfully linked to other non-Flickr URL’s previously, I think.

    Thanks.

    The blog I need help with is jeannefaulconer.wordpress.com.

    #534252

    Flickr has changed some stuff, and with attribution licensing, hotlinking to the photo does not provide a link back to the original, nor attribution to the author.

    What you have to do is go to go to this page, http://www.flickr.com/photos/jimdollar/521971084/sizes/o/in/photostream/ , download the size image you want to use and then upload it to your blog and then put in the proper attribution per the copyright owners instructions.

    #534253

    This change at flickr only has to do with some types of licenses.

    #534260

    Ah, ok. Thanks so much. So nice of you to say it so clearly — it’s very confusing over there.

    Also thanks to the person who removed my duplicate post. I don’t know why that happened but did not know how to get rid of it.

    I ended up skipping the hayfield photos since I couldn’t make it work, and just went with my own cotton-fields-in-Virginia photos for my post (just published), but I will know how to do this for next time, and not to expect all photos to upload the way I was expecting.

    thx

    #534263

    You’re welcome.

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