Terms of Free Photo Use

With all the work that goes into creating the photos here, David would like to allow as many people as possible to enjoy them, including those who are not interested in purchasing the photos or using them for commercial purposes. In that spirit, all images you see here are licensed Creative Commons, Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike. There are, however, limitations on free usage, so please read and understand this page before deciding to use an image from Wild Retina.

Acceptable Examples

Not Acceptable Examples

Display on a personal or nonprofit website or blog

Display on websites or blogs operated for profit

Sharing via social websites such as Facebook or Google+

Display on a media or news website

Sharing in a discussion forum

In banner ads or other marketing placements

School project on the subject of photography

Fund-raising campaign for a non-profit organization

Desktop or mobile phone background

Prints for use in a home or office

Computer screensaver

Copying swathes of images for gallery creation

Browser or toolbar skin

Any for-profit uses


Free use of the images requires that you provide a link to as credit. Crediting David Carillet is certainly appreciated, but this should be an optional addition, not an alternative. A hyperlink must be used.

NonCommercial use

As stated in the conditions of the noncommercial license, you are free:

to Share — to copy, distribute and transmit the work
to Remix — to adapt the work

Defining noncommercial use can be a bit of a gray area in some situations, and as such the list at right contains some examples to help you distinguish between what is accepted and what is not.

Note that usage is determined by a variety of factors, not just whether or not any revenue is gained from the usage. If you wish to use an image for commercial purposes, please see the photo sales page and terms of commercial use page to learn more. Purchasing an image eliminates many limitations on its use and grants you a high resolution file to accomodate commercial uses. Licensing fees are priced well below the major stock websites.

Images used freely online should be displayed no larger than the resolution used on Wild Retina.

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