There's no denying that Pinterest is very popular with a lot of people. It grew so fast too that it took everyone by surprise, especially any site that had to do with photos, and it's not hard to understand why.
But Pinterest is coming to terms with its growing popularity and so are the other sites. The latest to recognize the site's importance is Flickr, which has worked with Pinterest to ensure that photos are attributed to their rightful owners.
"Given the sheer volume of fantastic photography that you upload to Flickr on a daily basis, it’s no surprise that photos on Flickr are amongst the most popular content pinned to Pinterest," Flickr wrote
"Today, we are very happy to announce that we’ve worked closely with Pinterest to make it even easier for you to share to Pinterest in a way that will ensure that your Flickr photos are properly attributed, regardless where they are pinned from," it added.
Any photo shared from Flickr will be properly attributed, with the username of the author and a link back to the site.
It's not just photos shared directly from Flickr, any Flickr photo you find around the web, embedded on a blog for example, will be properly attributed if shared on Pinterest. Pinterest also added attribution to all Flickr photos currently available on the site.
Along with attribution, Flickr also added a share to Pinterest button, to go along with all the rest. Clicking on the Share drop-down menu and selecting Pinterest will be the same as clicking on the Pin It bookmarklet.
What's more, if you share to Pinterest a lot, the button will be part of the favorite ones that show up before the drop-down menu. Users that have disabled sharing will have the Pinterest button disabled as well, of course, not that this is going to stop anyone that really wants to grab that photo.