AviationKnowledge does not work with its own (stored) images, but embeds images from other websites. When you embed an image, you actually create a link to that image but do not copy it. The image remains under full control of the original website as does its copyright. However, this is not too obvious. Therefore, each image needs to make a reference to the original website, as appropriate.
|References should contain the following:
- A link to the original website where the image appears in context. Such link should open that website for the interested reader. Thus, linking to the image file (where the picture appears by itself at full resolution) is not good.
- The date the image was embedded, and an embedded notice (both to credit the original site and to make it evident that the picture hasn't being copied).
|The HAL Dhruv helicopter (image embedded from Wikipedia on 17 August 2009)
|Tips for editing images:
- Edit the hyperlink as for reducing clutter. E.g. the link may read as "Wikipedia" but links to a particular page within that site.
- Edit the hyperlink so that it opens the original website in a different tab or window (i.e. use '*' in front of "http:…").
- Use a smaller font for the image label (e.g. title and reference).
- Show the reference within brackets.
- Add a title to the image if appropriate. Choose titles that are informative and not redundant with information elsewhere in the text.
- Avoid using labels such as Figure 1, Fig. 1, etc.
- You can determine the size of the image by specifying its width and height. (The image here is shown at width="210px" height="175px")
- If you browse for images (e.g. with Google's Search images), make sure you collect the necessary information for creating the required links to the original websites, and not just to the images. Double-check it is so.
- If you browse for images (e.g. with Google's Search images), exercise some critical thinking about the sites you are embedding pictures from, and select those sites related to the topic you are writing about. As your links will open those websites, it is good to keep it coherent for the reader.
- Prefer sites with copyright free images (e.g. Wikipedia).
- Avoid embedding images from websites that are not accessible to the public but require a suscription (e.g. Flickr.com).
- Do not copy images that are not yours into your own Flickr.com (or similar) account in order to embed them into AviationKnowledge. However, you can embed your own pictures if appropriate.
- Avoid embedding images or creating links to commercial sites or for commercial purposes.