Flickr and Pinterest have awesome attribution news for you…

Oooh – this afternoon Flickr and Pinterest launched a Pinterest button to sit within Flickr’s own share menu on photos.

The button will, above all other things, ensure that images pinned from the Flickr service are all credited correctly which is brilliant and, even more brilliantly, that the attribution is uneditable. In terms of how that actually works from a user point of view, it means that the credit is taken care of automatically and invisibly (something Flickr have decided to call “automagically”) leaving you free to caption your pin as usual.

The change also applies retrospectively, with the Flickr blog announcing “Pinterest also went back and added the proper attribution to all photos that have been pinned from Flickr so far.”

Neat!

Here’s how the picture I used in the example above actually shows up on Pinterest:

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