Adding an image to Camerapedia is as simple as adding the URL for the image to the wiki text. However, you should be careful about two areas:
- The rights to use the image
- The hosting of the image
If you are the copyright holder of the image, you can of course insert it into Camerapedia.
If you are not the copyright holder, you must assume that the image is copyright in such a way as not to allow insertion unless the image is accompanied by a clear statement saying the copyright holder either has released it into the public domain or has released it under the GFDL. You may also insert images released under a Creative Commons licence provided that you respect the full terms of the licence accompanying the image.
Without the explicit consent of the copyright holder, do not take images to illustrate Camerapedia from other sites, scanned magazines or even manufacturers' publicity. If you do have this explicit consent, state this clearly on the discussion page of the article in question or in the image's Flickr page if it is hosted there.
We will remove images for which ownership and/or copyright cannot be quickly verified. To be sure that an image of a camera, etc., is not copyrighted, simply take a photograph of it yourself.
All the images published in Camerapedia articles are currently hosted by other websites. There is no inbuilt image hosting facility in Camerapedia for the moment.
The images must be hosted by a person or organization explicitly consenting to having bandwidth used in this way, and you need to respect the relevant guidelines and restrictions.
One of these organizations is Flickr. This is free to join and post images to and actively encourages users to link to its images from elsewhere. We have set up a Flickr group for Camerapedia. To add a picture to this Flickr group implies willingness for the picture to be displayed in Camerapedia, whether the actual insertion in a Camerapedia page is made by you or by another contributor. We encourage you to take photos of your own camera gear and (with their permission) that of your friends, and to post the images to this Flickr group.
The Flickr guidelines page states that each picture hardlinked from another site (e.g. Camerapedia) must be provided with a link back to the relevant Flickr page. To respect this, you must insert a Flickr images in the following way:
This way a click on the image will directly take the reader to the corresponding Flickr page, and it will be easier to check that the use of this image in Camerapedia is allowed. The first URL mentioned is simply the address of the Flickr page where this image appears, while you can obtain the second URL in Flickr by clicking on "all sizes" and selecting the image size appropriate for Camerapedia.