How do you cite a picture from a website?

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justaguide eNotes educator| Certified Educator

The citation for images or pictures accessed from an online source (website) should contain the following:

  • The name of the person who created the image if available in  last name, first name format. Else, you could provide the name of the author of the web page.
  • Next, provide the title of image followed by a period, in quotation marks. If a title is not available give a brief description of the image within quotation marks.
  • Write what exactly the image is, for example it could be a photo, a cartoon, a drawing, a map, etc. This is done using just one word.
  • Provide the title of the website from which the image is being accessed. The title is written in italics followed by a space.
  • Look for the publication date of the website and provide the same.
  • Also provide the date on which you viewed the image on the website.
  • The final item in the citation is the address of the website enclosed within angular brackets.

An example of a citation of an image found at the link provided is:

Persson, Fredrik. "Piratebay support rally." Photo. 20 Jan. 2012. 20 Jan. 2012 <>