Image Library Policy
The above only applies to the Wilderness.net image library. To download and use images from our Flickr group, please follow Flickr's guidelines. Please note: Submissions that do not adhere to the guidelines below will not be accepted. Please read thoroughly.
The purpose of the image library is to facilitate image exchanges between members of the wilderness community. Although Wilderness.net has no content guidelines for submitted photographs, we suggest that submitters send in a variety of images that show not only scenic aspects of wilderness, but ecological, geological, scientific, educational, historical, recreational and other unique aspects as well. Visitors are allowed to download submitted images according to the guidelines above, therefore if you do not want your images downloaded or used under any circumstances, please do not submit them to the library.
We also have a Flickr group where you can submit wilderness images, however, although images from the Flickr group are searchable on Wilderness.net, they are not part of our official online library. Please follow the guidelines for submissions to the Flickr group.
Once images are submitted to the Wilderness.net image library, they are reviewed and categorized by members of Wilderness.net partner staff and evaluated for their quality, relevance to wilderness and appropriateness. Images that are over-exposed, under-exposed or blurry will be discarded. Once images have been approved and categorized, the resolution of each image may be adjusted to provide a high resolution tiff file, a low resolution jpg file and a thumbnail. Sharpening filters may be applied to compensate for the reduction in resolution when exporting low resolution images. Otherwise, images are not adjusted. Wilderness.net reserves the right to reject any submitted images for any reason. Processing of both digital and hard-copy images in performed by work study students at the College of Forestry and Conservation's Wilderness Institute at the University of Montana and make take several months. Wilderness.net appreciates your patience.
TO SUBMIT DIGITAL IMAGES (i.e. from digital cameras or previously scanned images)
To submit digital images for inclusion into the image library, email images as attachments to email@example.com (maximum of eight images per submission; agencies, organizations and institutions are excluded from this requirement, however, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to scheduling processing for bulk digital submissions). Name your files as follows: two digit number of your photo + your name + date of submission (in the format MMDDYY, for example, September 1, 2003 = 090103). For example, 01lisaEidson090103.jpg, 02lisaEidson090103.tiff. We like to give visitors the option of downloading both high and low-resolution images, so send the largest image at the highest resolution you have available (8x10 inches at 200dpi is preferred, however 28x21 inches or larger at 72dpi is also acceptable). Additionally, your images must be properly exposed, color corrected (if necessary), cropped and aligned horizontally or vertically. You will also need to fill out the following worksheet digitally and send it as an attachment with your images: Image Library Submission Form.
TO SUBMIT SLIDES
To submit slides for inclusion into the image library, (maximum of eight images per submission; agencies, organizations and institutions are excluded from this requirement, however, please email email@example.com to schedule processing for bulk hard-copy submissions) send your slides to:
Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training CenterInclude your return address. Once your slides have been scanned, they will be returned to you. You will also need to print and fill out the following worksheet and send it along with your slides: Image Library Submission Form.
ATTN: Wilderness.net Webmaster
James E. Todd Building
32 Campus Drive #3168
Missoula, MT 59812-3168
Phone (for FEDEX): 406-243-4682
The following is a list of the information found in the worksheet that must be provided for each image.
- Photographer name
- Photographer email address
- Photographer phone number
- The filename of the image (for digital images only, see naming scheme above to ensure that you name your images correctly) OR the slide number (for slides only)
- The National Wilderness Preservation System wilderness area in which the image was taken. Please use the wilderness data search to find the official name of the wilderness (be sure to specify the state to distinguish between wilderness areas that have the same name). Non-NWPS images will not be accepted.
- A description of the image (please be thorough and complete since this information is used when visitors searching for images in the library initiate a keyword search)
- How users should credit images when using them (Ex. Lisa Eidson; Lisa Eidson/Wilderness.net; Flathead National Forest, Forest Service)
- Return address (for slides only)