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Policies for Image Use

Unless otherwise noted, images and video on Spitzer public web sites (public sites ending with a spitzer.caltech.edu address) may be used for any purpose without prior permission, subject to the special cases noted below. Publishers who wish to have authorization may print this page and retain it for their records; The Spitzer Science Center does not issue image permissions on an image by image basis.

By electing to download the material from this web site the user agrees:

  1. that Caltech makes no representations or warranties with respect to ownership of copyrights in the images, and does not represent others who may claim to be authors or owners of copyright of any of the images, and makes no warranties as to the quality of the images. Caltech shall not be responsible for any loss or expenses resulting from the use of the images, and you release and hold Caltech harmless from all liability arising from such use.
  2. to use a credit line in connection with images. Unless otherwise noted in the caption information for an image, the credit line should be "Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech."
  3. that the endorsement of any product or service by Caltech, JPL, or NASA must not be claimed or implied.

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About High-Resolution Images

For any image which has a "High-Resolution" download option, that dowload will be the highest available resolution and the widest crop the Spitzer Science Center has available. Available resolutions can vary widely due to the nature of the Spitzer observations. The Spitzer Science Center opts not to upsource images as better results are usually attained by allowing the graphic designer or printer with the need for the higher resolution to do the upsource.

In many cases, screen-resolution counterparts are provided for high-resolution images. These are intended for online viewing and preview, and have not been optimized for print. The Spitzer Science Center recommends all publications use the high-resolution images.

In situations where a high-resolution image is not specifically provided on the website, the Spitzer Science Center does not have high-resolution versions of the image available. However, when image credit is given to sources other than JPL/Caltech, high-resolution images may be available through those other institutions, and the user is encouraged to contact them directly.


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