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GreatBuildings is made possible by the generosity of visitors like you, from travel fans and students to professionals and academic reseachers, all around the world. Great Buildings is a place to share and explore our love of wonderful places. We invite you to join us in this fundamentally cooperative web publishing adventure.

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We welcome and appreciate serious contributions to the Great Buildings collection of architectural images. Contributions which are accepted for publication at GreatBuildings are credited online, and protected by copyright.

This one page web form makes it easy to submit images to GreatBuildings:

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We've recently posted a list of buildings for which we are particularly seeking contributions. The increasing numbers of images coming in are making for great progress filling in the online collection!

We can only accept images which you have taken yourself (or which you otherwise own the copyright to), because only the copyright holder can authorize image usage. When sending images, please use the JPEG format with maximum quality for all images you send to us. (And please see the Image Contribution Form for additional details.)

For contributions of 50 or more images, the Photo CD process by Kodak provides an ideal way to archive and share your slide and negative images. Please contact us by phone or email to coop@greatbuildings.com to discuss appropriate arrangements for very large contributions.

When you contribute photographs to the Great Buildings Online, a special, entirely optional benefit is that Artifice can serve as a licensing agent for images published in the Great Buildings (either non-exclusive or exclusive), to handle requests for commercial image reproduction and collect appropriate fees on approval of the contributor. Participating photographers receive 50% of the licensing revenue, payable quarterly, with the rest going to cover licensing staff and expenses. For information on how this is presented to our clients looking for content to license, please see our Image Licensing page . All contributions are protected by applicable copyright law.

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If you have architectural information or media to share online, we would love to hear from you. We welcome and appreciate contributions to the Great Buildings Online at every level, in the form of suggestions, links, references, appropriate text, photographic images, architectural drawings, and/or 3D building models in DesignWorkshop format.

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