Conditions and attribution

It is your responsibility to understand and comply with any conditions of use associated with images on your website.  Ideally, attribution appears as a caption under an image or if this is not practical, at the end of the page.

It is recommended that you avoid: 

  • original works which do not permit modification as the image in UQ Drupal may display differently on different devices or in a featured view
  • photos of people where there is not permission to use their image.

UQ image sources

  • UQ Images (uq login required)
  • local school or faculty storage drives
  • Google search 'UQ' plus your keywords or search UQ news to see if your School or Faculty already has images on your topic.  If in doubt check with the owning organisational unit as to whether you can use it.
  • eSpace advanced search using display type 'image'.

Externally sourced images

Stock images should be avoided as they detract from the authenticity of your messages. However, you can purchase stock images from sites such as iStock or Shutterstock. It's possible that there is a stock image account in use in your local marketing and communications unit.

Wikimedia commons

Wikimedia commons is the largest single repository of media which can be reused without charge on the web with over 27 million files.  Wikimedia offers images of art, antiquities, historical events, places, buildings and nature.  The image must be pubilc domain or creative commons licensed for you to use it.  It is recommended that you cite the image using the Wikimedia format which includes a name or short title, the name of the photographer or artist if available, via Wikimedia Commons, and the legal status (expressed as public domain or CC2.0, 3.0 etc).


The Young Student by Ozias Leduc, via Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain.

High magnification micrograph of a liver with cirrhosis. Trichrome stain. Nephron via Wikimedia Commons CC 3.0