As much as possible I have been using my own pictures to illustrate the various crops in the World Crops Database. Some of these are not very good, but it was all I had. And for many crops I don’t have a picture at all.
I have realized that the database now contains so many crops that I cannot expect to get them all in front of my camera. Also asking visitors of the website to send me pictures (see: Crops without images) has not yielded much. So I have been looking for another way of finding images and that’s how I found Flickr.
On the Flickr Creative Commons pages I have already found several beautiful images which are now used to illustrate some of the crops in the database (e.g. Clove, Cinnamon, Freesia, Radish, Soybean and Strawberry).
Another place where I sometimes find pictures is Wikimedia Commons.
I use photos by others that have the Attribution License.
Attribution means: You let others copy, distribute, display, and perform your copyrighted work – and derivative works based upon it – but only if they give you credit.
With every image I use in the World Crops Database (except the ones I own myself) I will include a caption that shows the name of the owner and which also includes a link to the photo on Flickr or Wikimedia. If you are the owner of one of these photo’s and you don’t agree with the way I have used the photo, please contact me and I will immediately remove the photo.
Here are links to various licenses: