Contributors may include photos to their notes. However, as soon as notes are closed , the photos are also automatically deleted.
Curious? NotesReview , can find and display these photos.
Sadly, the photos are not openly licensed  , and are only meant for use by the original contributor.
@MapAmore I didn't know that about the licencing! I usually try to put reference photos on Flickr or Wikimedia Commons anyway, but the feature in StreetComplete is pretty handy and I've definitely been telling people to use it.
Don't you wish there's an option for the contributor to state that the photos are CC0, or some other OSM-compatible license?
Anyway, the photos are volatile, too, and will be deleted when the notes are closed (or the server runs out of space.) . Definitely not meant for long-term storage.
@MapAmore I'd say it should *default* to an open license. Just make it clear to the user -- but surely if they're happy for their map data to be open then their photos should be too?
I think I'll stick to Flickr (for badly composed photos) and Commons (for any that might have a use beyond just OSM) from now on.
My understanding of the discussion is that all photos are "All rights reserved" by the owner.
If wish to use it, and you're not the owner, you need to ask their permission to use for OSM.
Following OSM convention, explicit permission is requested if the license is not cc0, or not OSM ODBL-compatible.
IMO, kinda tedious to do, for each photo.
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