Image use policy

You are welcome to use our images for your lectures and blogs. However, you must comply with the licensing requirements of Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 (New Zealand) for our content and images (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 NZ). See below. Reproduction of the content of this site for any other purposes, in part or in whole, will only be permitted with the written permission of DermNet New Zealand.

You are free to share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format, for example, slide presentations, student projects, textbooks, journals, brochures, blogs, intranet and internet pages— under the following terms:


You must give appropriate credit to DermNet New Zealand (or, or to a contributor (eg, Waikato District Health Board), provide a link to the license (, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the DermNet New Zealand Trust endorses you or your use.


You may not use DermNet New Zealand content or images for commercial purposes, including product promotion activities or mobile apps that require users to pay a fee.

No Derivatives  

If you remix, transform, or build upon DermNet New Zealand material, you may not distribute the modified material.

No additional restrictions

You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.

For detailed explanation of the license’s terms, please refer to

Fees for commercial use of DermNet NZ's images

The larger online images are usually watermarked "" and/or attributed to a contributor. Larger, and un-watermarked, versions are available for some, but not all, of our images. To use image(s) without watermark, you will be required to download, complete and return a licensing form (Word document). A charge of up to NZ$100 +GST per image applies for commercial use of DermNet NZ images, for low-resolution or original print-quality images copies without watermark. Discount may be negotiated for non-profit organisations and large orders. The source of image(s) should be acknowledged (DermNet New Zealand or or contributor, eg Waikato District Health Board, or both).

The images available for licensed use by external agencies are listed on our image catalogue. Other clinical dermatological images that are not listed may also be available on application. Original images vary in size and quality. 

Correspondence with DermNet NZ 

For general correspondence about images, contact us. To identify an image of interest, click on the thumbnail to reveal the watermarked 640 x 480 px copy. Right click (on Mac, control-click) on this image to open a new window or tab, and provide us with the image file number, file name or pathway in the address.


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