Flickr CC Attribution Helper is was a browser script that adds content to any flickr page for photos that are shared under creative commons licenses. It provides two different cut and past attribution texts. The first is designed for blogs and includes the flickr URL to embed the image; the second is a text string suitable for adding to presentations or other media.

As of March 25, 2014 flickr’s final switchover to their new design has rendered my scripts useless, and I am doubtful it will ever work again. If this matters, than vote for my idea.

Who need’s em? I’ve just created a new tool that does the same thing, but via a Bookmarklet tool. Just go to, and drag the link for the tool button to your tool bar.

new helper

When viewing a flickr creative commons licensed image, click the bookmark and an attribution script will appear in a small window:


As a bonus, this should work in any web browser (well, IE is always a random chance of anything working).

The bookmark tool calls on a github hosted web tool to do the work; if you want to customize it anyway, and/or run the tool on your own server (it’s just an HTML page with some jquery/javascript), get your copy at

These scripts are now dead. Way to go, yahoo.

  • Google Chromeavailable in the Chrome store. Typically extensions update themselves in a few hours of an update, but you can force updates it by going to Window – Extensions (Mac OSX) Tools – Extensions, making sure Developer Mode is checked, and click “Update Extensions”
  • Firefoxavailable as a Greasemonkey script – can update in place to newest version.
  • Safari — not yet available as an extension, but I have installed the Firefox script using GreaseKit

This was how it worked in the old days, before Yahoo made it impossible:

flickr cc helper

Other tools you may want to look at include:

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