How to Attribute a Photo on wikiHow

Two Methods:Photos You Took YourselfPhotos From Another Website





wikiHow's images must be properly licensed and creators must be given proper credit for their work. By following the simple steps below, you can be assured that images from your computer can be used on wikiHow. If you fail to provide proper attribution and licensing information, your photos may be deleted from wikiHow.

Method 1
Photos You Took Yourself

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    Click on Upload Image in the column to the right of any wikiHow page.
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    Click on the Browse button and select an image from your computer.
    • The Source Filename and Destination Filename will be automatically added for you.

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    Enter the appropriate attribution information in the Summary box.
    • Indicate that you created the image.
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    Select an appropriate license for your image from the drop-down menu.
    • Use a Public Domain or Creative Commons License.
    • Public Domain implies that anyone can freely modify and redistribute your image.
    • Creative Commons Attribution implies that anyone can use your image as long as they give credit to you as the creator of the image.
    • Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike implies that anyone can share your image for non-commercial purposes.

Method 2
Photos From Another Website

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    Read wikiHow's Image Copyright policy.
    • Unfortunately, the vast majority of images found on the Internet are not freely licensed.
    • Obtain explicit permission from a copyright holder.
    • Click here for acceptable image licenses used on wikiHow.
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    Click on Upload Image in the column to the right of any wikiHow page.
  3. Image titled Attribute a Photo on wikiHow Step 2
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    Click on the Browse button and select an image from your computer.
    • The Source Filename and Destination Filename will be automatically added for you.

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    Enter the appropriate attribution information in the Summary box.
    • Provide the URL from the original source.
    • Provide a brief description of the image.
    • Indicate who photographed or created the image.
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    Select an appropriate license for your image from the drop-down menu.
    • Use a license that is identical to the original license selected by the creator of the image.

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