What's the protocol on using images from a game's gallery in reviews and session reports posted here on the geek? Should I seek permission of the uploader/photographer? Just an acknowledgement in the caption? Just use and abuse them with blatant disregard for the source? What do you do?
Thanks for the input.
Any image you include from the database is automatically linked back to its own page anyway (if someone clicks on the photo, it takes them to the upload page for it). So in that sense the uploader retains clear credit no matter what you do. Note also that images are uploaded with the understanding that they can and will be used to enrich other written content on the site.
So, to answer your question, permission is not necessary and a request for it is not expected. A caption with explicit credit is fine but also not expected.