Images may be used under the following conditions:
- You must obtain my written (e-mail is fine) permission. This is so I can track where my images are used.
- NEVER load my images from my server to your page. Save them and load them from your own server. Since I am constantly checking for violators and they are easy to track, a complaint will be lodged with your ISP if you do this. This does not apply to a LINK to my image, only if my image is loaded into your page as part of your page.
- You must give me credit in text near the image, including a copyright notice.
- You must not distribute the image to anyone else (have them contact me like you did).
As a general rule I will give permission for free single personal use and non-profit educational use, but I require you to ask permission even for these uses so that I may keep track of the use of my images. Please describe your intended use in your request. If the image is to be used on a webpage, please provide me with a link to the page where it will be used so I can determine if the use is appropriate for my images.
Use of Images for Science and Accuracy of the Images
Anyone considering use of my images for scientific purposes should be aware that the images seen here are not raw data and have been subjected to non-linear processing and esthetic editing. Nonetheless, I believe these images to be a very good representation of the object shown and I have done my best to show the object as it really is. If you wish a copy of the raw data for scientific use, I may be able to provide you with the raw frame(s), depending on the age of the image.
All images and text, except where noted, are copyright William McLaughlin 1992-2004. Images have been marked in a subtle fashion for identification.