Uploading a work found on Flickr
Use this form only for uploading a work found on Flickr created by someone else (not you). To upload work from somewhere other than Flickr, please return to Wikipedia:Upload.

The statement "This photo is public" DOES NOT SAY ANYTHING ABOUT COPYRIGHT. It only says that the photo is publicly viewable. The license logo and link are located under the "Additional Information" heading.

Flickr images have 8 different license options. 2 of the 6 Creative Commons (CC) licensing options are OK here:

Statement on image page. License OK here?
© All rights reserved Copyrighted NOT OK

Some rights reserved



Some rights reserved CC-BY-NC-SA NOT OK
Some rights reserved CC-BY-NC NOT OK
Some rights reserved CC-BY-ND NOT OK
Some rights reserved CC-BY OK
Some rights reserved CC-BY-SA OK
No rights reserved. Public Domain OK
The icon "BY" means the image license requires attribution, as in an image is "BY" a certain person. SA is for Share Alike. Licenses with NC ( - non-commercial use only) or ND ( - no derivative works allowed to be created) are not OK here. If the image is not OK, consider asking the author to release their work under a free license such as CC-BY (Creative Commons Attribution license), or CC-BY-SA (Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike), or Public Domain.
Flickr can search its images by license. Click the "see more" links for each license. See the advanced search also. The Creative Commons search options are at the bottom.

You may wish to read the Wikimedia Commons' guide to help check if the images you are uploading are permitted. Here is a list and table of old and new versions of Creative Commons licenses that are accepted at the Wikimedia Commons.

The easiest way to upload an image from Flickr is to create an account at the Wikimedia Commons and upload it there.
The Wikimedia Commons is a collection of freely licensed images shared by all Wikimedia projects. When you upload an image to Commons, it will automatically be available here under the same filename.

Note: For questions or comments about this upload page please go to its talk page.