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Government office wants to use Creative Commons photos - kosher or no?

I'm trying to get an idea of WHICH areas of Creative Commons I can draw from on Flickr. I work for a state doing something that, while noncommercial, does support business in a way. I want to use creative commons pix for a website we're putting up. So attribution, I get. That's easy. The others I'm not sure about - as a government office are we, by dint of our setup, considered non-commercial? And the non-deriviative works...does that mean we can't even crop it? And I completely don't understand "share alike" at all. Does that mean if we use THOSE photos we have to let anyone have our website template and content (which would be our only original work) for free with complete unrestricted use?
posted by rileyray3000 on Apr 30, 2013 - 11 answers

I need a lot of royalty-free pictures of California. Options?

So basically I need to swap out all the art on several websites with photos of California that we have the rights to use in perpetuity (as well as for print). I realize there's the "buy one at a time from Getty" avenue but I have neither the time or resources for that. What I need is a boatload of pics that I can use for commercial use that are all OF California (as well as some general use pics, graphics and art). A very big collection that I can hand to an intern so they can get swapping. I think in the old days you used to just be able to buy a CD-rom of images. Can you still do that? Are there full collections with hundreds of pics? Or are there any free collections that anyone knows about that are just public use for this purpose? My budget for this is not high (no more than a couple hundred bucks) so I'm open to any options possible.
posted by rileyray3000 on Apr 11, 2013 - 11 answers

How To Update a Static Photo Site on Amazon S3?

So, I have a little Wordpress site on Media Temple for photos. Nothing else, just photos. No blog posts, no comments, etc. It's occurred to me that it's really a static site. And static sites can be hosted on Amazon S3. I can handle building the site locally and moving it up to S3. But, I'm wondering about updates. It seems to me that if I build a site locally, publish it to S3, that I can do updates by synching S3 with my local file system. Right? Has anyone done this? Are there apps specifically geared to publishing and maintaining sites on S3?
posted by justcorbly on Nov 12, 2011 - 6 answers

How to batch convert photos for a specifi target size?

Best solution for this somewhat unique batch photo resizing problem? Photoshop doesn't seem to fit the bill. [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Nov 7, 2011 - 14 answers

Host For Photo Site?

Probably a perennial question, but stuff changes. I'm looking for recommendations for a host for a non-pro photo site. I've used Fiickr, SmugMug, and ZenFolio. I'm after a host that allows me to muck about with design, CSS and HTML, etc., but doesn't compel mr to admin servers or worry about installing security updates remotely. I can admin a server, but, you know, life's too short. Shared host is probably the best bet, but I'd look at renting a slice of a managed server. Basically, I just wanna build a site that looks like i want, upload photos, and be done with it.
posted by justcorbly on Aug 27, 2011 - 5 answers

Display Flickr thumbnails in a large grid

I'm looking for a tool to display Flickr thumbnails in a large grid [more inside]
posted by razorfrog on Oct 29, 2010 - 7 answers

How to send phone pics to a spartan web site via Flickr?

What's a minimal self-hosted "blog" that hooks into Flickr's API so I can send photos from my camera directly to my web site? [more inside]
posted by ehamiter on Dec 20, 2009 - 11 answers

Free app to create Flash slideshow - is it possible?

How can I create an extremely simple flash slideshow of still photographs that I can embed on my web site ... for free? [more inside]
posted by nomad73 on Nov 26, 2008 - 15 answers

Gallery frontend, Flickr backend

I'm looking for something that works like Gallery but pulls my images from Flickr. [more inside]
posted by exhilaration on Aug 29, 2005 - 9 answers

How can I make Internet Explorer correctly implement full alpha transparency?

Is there any easy to implement, close to 100% reliable, HTML, CSS, JS or whatever -hack to make IE correctly implement full alpha transparency in PNGs? It would make the life of this web developer much more happy and carefree.
posted by signal on Mar 14, 2004 - 11 answers

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