Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Photographers who add their images to the BugwoodImages have already given permission for their images to be used for personal or educational use; therefore you DO NOT NEED TO GET ADDITIONAL PERMISSION to use the images.
However, if the images are being used for COMMERCIAL use, then YES you do need permission to use the images. Even with permission, you still need to cite the image correctly!
To request permission on images being used for commercial use, you use the Light Box. The Light Box acts as a “shopping cart” expect there is no charge or fee. Click here to learn how to get permission for using images.
No, there will not be a charge for using images on BugwoodImages. However, there may be a cost for images used for commercial use. The photographer is left to make this decision.
Yes you can, but before you are able to upload images onto the BugwoodImages, YOU MUST BE A MEMBER. One of the advantages of being a member is the ability to add images onto the site. Click here to learn more about being a member of BugwoodImages or go striaght to our Join page.
Becoming a member of BugwoodImages is quick and easy. Go to this webpage and fill out the membership sign up form. After you have filled out the information, click the Join button at the bottom. After this, you will be a member of BugwoodImages!
The Light Box is used as a “shopping cart” for BugwoodImages. It is used to make image requests and for downloading a group of images. Click here read more about the Light Box.
The correct format for citing a BugwoodImages photo is: Photographer's Name, Organization, Bugwood.org. An example is:
Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org
Click here to read more about correctly citing an image and for more examples.
Uploading an image is quick and easy. Click here to learn how to upload images.