Let others know more about your images by using Safety Levels and Content Type.
Flickr is a global community made up of many different kinds of people. What's OK in your backyard may not be OK in theirs. Each one of us bears the responsibility of categorizing our own content within this landscape. So, we've introduced some filters to help everyone try to get along. In order for these filters to work, we're relying on you to filter your content appropriately.
There are 2 types of filters that you need to use for your content- Safety Level & Content Type.
Note: Effective May 1, 2022, Free accounts will be limited to posting Safe content only. Members interested in uploading Moderate or Restricted content will need to upgrade to Pro.
The following is a general guide to Safety Levels:
- Safe - Acceptable to a global, public audience. Think of what would be appropriate for public viewing in any setting.
- Moderate - Partial nudity, like bare breasts and bottoms. This would include areolas, nipples, thongs, nipple covers/pasties, or see through topless nudity.
- Restricted - Full-frontal nudity and sexual acts. This would include genitalia, pubic hair, full-frontal nudity, imagery depicting/insinuating sexual activity, gore, graphic violence, and adult themes (Photos only – videos cannot contain restricted content and are deleted if reported.)
Please note, that censored images using pixelation, blurring, shapes, etc. would still be considered unsafe content and needs to be moderated appropriately.
- Photos / Videos
- Screenshots / Screencasts
- Illustration/ Art / Animation/ CGI or other non-photographic images
- Virtual Photography/ Machinima
When you upload content to Flickr, you need to choose where it "fits" in these 4 categories.
Putting your content into these categories means that everyone can then apply filters to searches to make sure they're seeing their preferred content.
Note: If your login ID is based in Singapore, Hong Kong, India, Taiwan or with Maktoob.com you will only be able to view safe content based on your local Terms of Service (this means you won’t be able to turn SafeSearch off). If your login ID is based in Germany or Romania you are not able to view restricted content due to your local Terms of Service.
Bear in mind that all content you upload is subject to the Terms of Service and our Community Guidelines.