In an effort to spread its presence across the web, Yahoo-owned photo sharing site Flickr has finally launched web embeds. Starting today, you can embed any public photo (or stream of photos) on your blog or site.
Yes, only publicly shared photos - Flickr isn't allowing people to just embed private photos, so don't worry.
Also, it's not just a single photo we're talking about. If a photo is part of a set, Flickr's embed box will let readers cycle through all the photos in the set (in the highest quality, of course):
"Flickr Web Embeds are contextual and interactive! If you’ve embedded a photo from a set, photostream or group, people will be able to browse through the whole collection. Because Flickr is dedicated to high-quality, full-resolution images, we are also offering a magnificent full-screen viewing experience for the photos on your site. We’ll never compress or resize your images," says Flickr's Daniel Elba.
All you have to do to embed Flickr photos on your site is click the "share" button in the right-hand side menu, select the > button, and choose your size. After that, just copy and paste the embed code and you're done.
As you can see, Flickr's embeds contain full attribution. Flickr will also keep track of views garnered from your photo's placement on another site, "so you get a sense for how popular your photos really are."
Main image via Flickr, Rachel Pasch