I recently discovered that an image I created and posted on Flickr is now on many free wallpaper sites without credit. The sites have disclaimers like as this one:
“DISCLAIMER: All wallpapers and backgrounds found here are believed to be in the “public domain”. All of the images displayed are of unknown origin. We do not intend to infringe any legitimate intellectual right, artistic rights or copyright. If you are the rightful owner of any of the pictures/wallpapers posted here, and you do not want it to be displayed or if you require a suitable credit, then please contact us and we will immediately do whatever is needed either for the image to be removed or provide credit where it is due. All the content of this site are free of charge and therefore we do not gain any financial benefit from the display or downloads of any images/wallpaper.”
I don’t have a problem with non-commercial use of photos that I have shared on social media as long as they are credited appropriately with a link back to the original source. There are many sites (248 hits using Google image search) that are using this photo. I contacted the most popular wallpaper site and they were happy to add the credit and link, or take it down if I preferred. However, since there are so many of these free wallpaper sites, it will be very time consuming to contact each one. So I have decided instead to post the image here for a free download. That way you know who created it and can choose to support the photographer (me) so that I can continue to provide cool images
I believe that people are happy to pay for art and media if it easy to do so. So, I have made available a larger version for 99 cents so that you can pay for if you wish and help support my work. If you prefer to just use the free version, that’s cool too. Click on the button to purchase the 2350 x 3000 pixel version for 99 cents using PayPal:
For the free version, just click on the thumbnail, then right click to save it:
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