Geograph Knowledgebase / FAQ


Open source? Creative Commons? What's that all about?
How do I send private emails
How do I find the location for an image
Why are you introducing Geographical Context?

Viewing Images

Counties, I'm confused, which do you display?
I've seen little thumbs-up symbols around the site, what are they?
What are those little thumbs to the right of the images about?
Why can I only get to page 20 of search results?
Can I subscribe to a square and receive a notification when new photos are added to it?

Photo Contributors

What are my legal rights when taking photographs?
I've had a complaint about one of my pictures. What should I do?
What is an ITT?
I entered the wrong date in the "date taken" field before submitting. Can I change it?
Where can I find the reference number of a photo?
How long does a photograph stay pending?
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?
How do I add a shared description to a submited photo?
Can I use someone else's text in my description?
How do i close my account?
How do I get a list of my photos as a CSV?
How can I retrieve pictures from Geograph to replace those lost from my home computer?
Can I change the category of photos submitted a year or more ago?
What does 'not yet allocated' mean on my profile?

Photo Contributors :: Contributing

Can I submit a photo taken by someone else e.g. a friend?
What's the ideal size for an image submitted to Geograph?
I have licensed an image larger than I intended, can I remove it?
What are shared descriptions, and how can I add them?
Is there a way to enter latitude and longitude directly when submitting?
How do different image editing applications compare?

Points and Moderation

How do I get a Geograph point for my image?
What are TPoints, how do they work?
I have just had my first ever Cross Grid. Why none before?
Are all photo's taken outside of a grid square "cross-grids"?

Finding way in the forum

How are contributions scored in the Photo of the Week \ Year competitions?
What is the Photo of the Week / Year competition?

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