Can I take photos from Gwulo.com and use them in my book / website / etc?
You'll need to check with the owner. To find out the owner, first make sure you're on the Gwulo website page for that photo. It'll have "atom" in the url, eg: http://gwulo.com/atom/15894
Look below the photo and you'll see a line of text in a small font. There are two different styles:
1. Photo is from Flickr
If the text below the photo looks like this:
it means that the photo came from Flickr. Click the blue "Flickr" text to visit the photo's page on Flickr. There you can contact the owner of the photo.
2. Photo is from a Gwulo contributor
If the text looks like this:
Submitted by harryhktc
it means that the photo was uploaded to Gwulo by the contributor with user name "harryhktc". To contact them, please write the email you want to send them, but send it to me:
Here's a suggested format for your message:
Subject: Request to use your photos
Dear Harry << replace with owner's name
I would like to use the following photographs that you have uploaded to Gwulo.com:
They are just what I'm looking for to illustrate a project I'm working on. <<Give a description of your project, whether it is commercial or not, and how you'll use the photos>>.
Please can I have your permission to use your photos for this project?
I plan to note "Photos courtesy of Harry << change", and include the links shown above. If you'd prefer something different, just let me know.
Thanks & regards,