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Having spent too long talking to people who
want to use my pictures of Antarctica from this web site for free and fed
up with having people steal them for their own purposes without asking,
I've decided to make things an awful lot simpler.
The rule is simple - if the picture has a CoolAntarctica.com
"watermark" in the bottom left,
it can be used free of charge according to
the following criteria:
- The " watermark" - the CoolAntarctica.com text
at the bottom left MUST be retained as it is shown, it must
remain readable if the picture is resized.
- Pictures must be accessible by all if
they are published on the web. Use in any paid-for section of a
website is not permitted. CoolAntarctica.com is free for all to
use, I expect that free-use pictures from here will also be free
to access elsewhere.
- If the picture is used on a website, the picture
must be DIRECTLY hyperlinked to
- If the picture is used in any printed media,
credit must be given in the form
"use of picture courtesy Paul
Ward - CoolAntarctica.com"
- No more than 10 pictures
from CoolAntarctica may be used in any context whatsoever without
- Pictures may not be hotlinked
from this site. Right click over the picture and select "Save picture
as..." to save it on your hard drive before adding it to a website.
This includes discussion forums and bulletin boards.
- Pictures may not be sold
or otherwise distributed on their own or as a part of a collection.
They may be used in commercial printed or electronic publications
as long as the watermark ) and hyperlink if applicable) is included
as above. They may not be used for decoration of any kind as a part
of any commercial or non-commercial product - t-shirts, mugs etc.
If there is no watermark on the picture FREE USE
IS NOT ALLOWED
- these are copyright protected and unauthorized use
will be pursued through legal channels.
Watermarked picture example
This picture may be used free of charge
Non-watermarked picture example
This picture may NOT be used without
prior written permission -
this will involve crossing my palm with
How can I gain usage outside of the
If you would like to purchase pictures for
use without the watermark, at a higher resolution, for use of more than
5 images, or for any other purpose outside of these free usage guidelines,
with your request quoting the relevant page/s url/s.
Please include the following details:
- Size and resolution of the required
image, dimensions in inches or cm and dpi.
- Placement in the publication
or web page.
- Purpose for using the image.
- Distribution of the image, quantity
In most circumstances images from Cool Antarctica
will be cheaper than from other commercial outlets and agencies as our overheads
are lower. The pay-off is that payment/delivery while expedited as soon
as possible will not be instant (48 - 96hrs typically).