Template:Author Image Data

Jump to navigation Jump to search
Fair Use Image Data

Picture of {{{Name}}}. The copyright is believed to belong to the photographer or publisher.







Portion used

The entire image. Enough must be used to identify the person represented, and avoid tarnishing or misrepresenting the image.

Reduced Resolution?

This resolution is not significantly reduced, and could possibly be used to make publishable copies of the original.

Fair Use Image Rationale
Purpose of use The image is used as a primary means of visual identification of the person depicted, who is an author, editor, cover artist, or is otherwise credited in one or more bibliographic records in the ISFDB.

The image could be replaced by a freely licensed image


The use of this image, in connection with the display of bibliographic information about the works to which {{{Name}}} has made creative contributions, as part of the ISFDB, a non-profit bibliographic reference work, on servers located within the United States, is believed to constitute Fair Use within the meaning of United States copyright law. Reusers of the ISFDB's content should take care to be sure that their use conforms to applicable copyright law -- not all such uses will constitute fair use, and copyright law varies significantly in different nations.

Documentation for the template: Author Image Data


This template is to be placed on the image description page of a photograph of a person (author, editor, or the like) used under fair use.


Call this template as:

{{Author Image Data
|Name=<Name of author> (person shown in picture)
|NameId=<id of author> (only required for names with characters that break Template:A)
|Photographer=<Person who took the picture>
|Source=<where did we get the image from>
|Publication=<Where and when was this image published>
|Portion=<How much of the image was used, if not the whole>
|Replaceable=<Why this image can not be replaced by a freely licensed image> (example: "The person is dead.")

All parameter names have an initial capital letter. Case is significant in a parameter name. The order of the parameters is not significant, but the order above is suggested, as it is the order of use within the template.

Note: In all the above examples, when a parameter is shown in angle brackets, like:


then the parameter, and the angle brackets, should be replaced by the value of the parameter. For example: Title=<TITLE> should become Title=The Name of the Book (or whatever the name might be).

Parameter definitions

Parameter Description Default
Name Should specify the name of the person whose image is being displayed. Required Field
NameId The record number of the person. Used to link to person's summary page via the record number when person's name has characters (single quotes, non-ASCII) that cause linking by name to fail. In order for this field to work, the "Name" field also has to be filled in. Defaults to unused.
Photographer Should specify the name of the person who took the picture If omitted, defaults to "Unknown".
Source Website or publication where the image was obtained, or name or handle of user who scanned the image. If omitted, defaults to "Unknown".
Publication where and when this image was published. If multiple publications are known, specify the first. If omitted, defaults to "Unknown".
Portion what part of the original image was used. Mention any cropping here. Defaults to "The entire image."
Replaceable Statement of why this image could not be replaced with one used with permission or under a free license. Defaults to "The image could be replaced by a freely licensed image."
LowRes Should normally be "Yes", to indicate that this is a relatively low-res image. If the value is "Yes" a statement to this effect is displayed. If the value is "No", or if the parameter is omitted, a warning text will be displayed instead. Values other than "Yes" or "No" will cause the template to malfunction. Defaults to "No"


For a usage example, see the example page.