Geograph Knowledgebase / FAQ


Open source? Creative Commons? What's that all about?
Who built this marvellous site?
what is a thumbed photo?
How do I: change my password
How can I edit my profile?
I have changed my email address. Can I change the existing email address or do I have to reregister?
Why are you introducing Geographical Context?

Reusing Geograph Content

How do I print photographs directly from Geograph?
I'm an artist and would like to use a scene from a geograph in a painting. Is that acceptable?
Can I use photos in publication?
Can I create my own photo collection based on a theme of my choice - if so, how ?
Can I use a Geograph-er's text along with their pictures?

Photo Contributors

Why must I agree to allow commercial use of my image?
I have licensed a larger size than I intended, what should I do?
I entered the wrong date in the "date taken" field before submitting. Can I change it?
How do you cite on geograph co uk
Can I change my name to a pseudonym on a submission ?
How do I delete my account? no photos submitted
Any rule about cloning out? Should one blurr out faces of people in the photo? What about ugly wires, aerials?
When submitting I am getting messages about file sizes above 8 MB. I always submit from my iPad. What can i do about this?
Can I use someone else's text in my description?
Can I ask for a fee if someone would like to use my images in a publication?
How do i close my account?
I'm a competitive pub (trigpoint, peacock, door knocker...) collector. Is there a specific leaderboard for me?

Photo Contributors :: Contributing

Can I submit a photo taken by someone else e.g. a friend?
how do I link two photos
What's the ideal size for an image submitted to Geograph?
Do I need to resize my photos before upload? Are there size limits?
Can I upload pictures I have inherited from a deceased relative?
How can I improve a photo?
There are too many steps in the submission process. Can I do it all in one go?
How do I create links between my pics and between my pics and other pics
How do I put web links, URL's or links to geograph pictures into descriptions?
How can I take better photos?
My connection is slow. Can I upload while I'm away and fill in the details later?
How do different image editing applications compare?

Finding way in the forum

I've got a picture of an insect (plant, pillbox, locomotive...). Can you help identify it for me?
Can I edit my post on the discussion forum?

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