True to the old adage "a picture is worth a thousand words", meaningful images are among the most important tools of good communication. On this page you will find support and consulting services for the use of visuals at the University of Kassel:

Photo databases

Image: Fiona Körner

Media portal of the University of Kassel

The image database is maintained by the image editorial team of the Communications, Press and Public Relations department.

Image: Guajillo Studio / Adobe Stock

Adobe Stock image database

All employees of the University of Kassel have access to free images in the Adobe Stock image database as part of the Adobe software package.

Image rights & licenses

If you use images in your communication, you must ensure the following points:

When using image material, the author, e.g. photographer/ illustrator must be stated (Photo: Sonja Rode). If the image originates from an external image database, e.g. Adobe Stock, the database or the profider must usually also be specified (Photo: Photographer / Adobe Stock).

Instructions for entering the authorship in Typo3

  • Click on the image in the backend
  • Select Metadata tab
  • Enter author:in in the field "Copyright
  • Author appears in the frontend at the upper right edge of the image

For the publication of personal photos, you need the consent of the persons depicted for the intended communication channels (print, web, social media). A consent form is available for download on this page.

More information can be found in the data protection information of the University of Kassel on the production and publication of photographs in accordance with Art. 13 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO).
The document is currently only available in German

Image: / Adobe Stock

Image rights training

The online editorial office of the University of Kassel regularly offers training courses for staff and assistants on how to deal with legal issues when using image material. Find out about the next dates here:

Image: Sonja Rode

Consent forms

By signing the forms below, persons pictured confirm that they agree to their use in the communication channels listed.