Flickr has apologized to users upset over its Creative Commons-licensed print options. Effective immediately, all CC images have been removed from its Wall Art printing service. Users are still able to order prints of their own images, photos provided by Flickr's own licensed artists and photographers who have requested their images be included.

This change follows backlash over the company's decision to include Creative Commons-licensed images in its Wall Art printing service. Upon launch, users could only order prints of their own hosted photographs. Soon after, Flickr expanded Wall Art to include photos from its licensed photographers, as well as a large library of Creative Commons-licensed images hosted by users.

Those users were not compensated when prints of their photographs were sold. In addition to removing the option to print them, Flickr will issue refunds for any sales of those images made to date. Photographers interested in having their own photos included in Wall Art must sign up to have their content reviewed.

As we have previously detailed, Flickr's Wall Art service allows users to order prints on canvas or wood in different size options. Pricing is comparable to alternative online printing services. As of Wall Art's November update, Gallery Canvas Wrap prints start at $29 USD, and Premium Photo Mount prints start at $49 USD.