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Submitting Screenshots

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It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Howto:Make nice screenshots. Discuss this merge. This has been proposed since January 2014.
This is a draft.


The FlightGear project always needs screenshots for the website, which show features that were added since the last release. These shots should be of good quality -- regarding contents and technical image properties. It is therefore recommended to use the best viable filter settings (antialiasing, texture sharpening, etc.). Screenshots should only show features that are actually available to the public, not models that are private and can't be distributed due to a non-GPL-compatible, restrictive license etc.


By submitting a screenshot the submitter agrees to these terms:

  • The creator of the screenshot retains full ownership and copyright.
  • The creator grants the FlightGear project a revocable and non-exclusive copyright, which permits the project
    • to add a copyright notice to the screenshot, which denotes the FlightGear project as a copyright holder[1],
    • to persecute copyright infringement on behalf of the screenshot creator[2].
  • The creator grants anyone the non-revocable, perpetual right
    • to use the screenshot for private, non-commercial purposes,
    • to use the screenshot in articles about, and reviews, announcements, documentation and promotion of the FlightGear simulator, provided that
      • the simulator is presented under its official name "FlightGear",
      • it is mentioned in that work that the simulator is Free and licensed under the GPL (GNU General Public License),
      • the screenshot remains unchanged, with the sole exception of optional scaling.


ad 1: This is meant to guarantee consistent look and easier maintenance, and to strengthen the project's position in cases of 2.
ad 2: This should make it easier to demand of infringers that they take all screenshots down from a web page. We can't do that if we don't have a mandate. This is not a promise that the project will persecute infringement. We'd probably use other means to achieve the goal. :-)


On the screenshot page there would be a copyright notice like the following:

All screenshots displayed on this website are copyright of their respective creators. Permission is granted to anyone

  • to use the screenshots for private, non-commercial purposes
  • to use the screenshots in articles about, and reviews, announcements, documentation and promotion of the FlightGear simulator, provided that:
    • the simulator is presented under its official name "FlightGear",
    • it is mentioned in that work that the simulator is Free and licensed under the GPL (GNU General Public License),
    • the screenshots remain unchanged, with the sole exception of optional scaling.