Stock photography is expensive. Thank goodness for Flickr! Flickr is a great site to grab some stock photos or photo samples to us in site and web design. Most of the images on Flickr are unrestricted but every once in a while you will get an image and it will download “spaceball.gif” which is Flickr’s default blank image for “protected images”. Want to know How To Get Around Image Restrictions On Flickr? Find out after the break.
Obviously the first step is to find a photo that you want to use. Right click it and one of a few things might happen:
You can “Save As”
You can “Save As” but it is saving as “spaceball.gif”
A window pops up that says “This photo has some rights reserved”
If you can “Save As”, that’s it. You are done, enjoy your photo.
If you can “Save As” but it is saving as “spaceball.gif” or a window pops up that says “This photo has some rights reserved” right click it again until you see “View Page Info” and click it.
Once you have clicked “View Page Info” a new box should pop up with 4 tabs at the top. Click the media tab which will have links to all images on the page, click on one and it will display an image, scroll down and click until you find the link that corresponds to the photo. Then click “Save As” and you are all set. You get the image you want and off you go!
Let me know what you guys think about this post! Do you think this is a good tactic or it reaches into moral gray area? I debated posting it but it is useful info. Discuss below!