Let's say I have a figure environment like this:

\includegraphics[width=0.7\linewidth] {figure}
\caption{My Caption ... }

What is the correct way to cite the author and License of this figure? Let's say I use an image from Wikimedia Commons from author xyz with licence "Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported". Is the only way to add this information to \caption? For example: \caption{My Caption ...; Author of image: xyz, Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/.../..., Licence: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported}

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    Welcome to TeX-sx! As it stands, this seems to be more of a question about 'good form' than anything technical. For example, if you are reproducing a figure from another publication it's usual to say so in the caption, but that is an academic convention not a LaTeX one.
    – Joseph Wright
    Apr 3, 2015 at 10:04

1 Answer 1


You can use the copyrightbox package. Here is a simple example:

\usepackage{ebgaramond, cabin}
\usepackage{caption, copyrightbox}
\captionsetup{justification=centering, labelfont=sc, labelsep=endash}


  \copyrightbox[r]{\includegraphics[scale = 1.1]{Piero_di_Cosimo_3}}{\textcopyright Piero di Cosimo\\Musée Condé }
  \caption{Portrait of Simonetta Vespucci (ca 1480),\\\textit{Piero di Cosimo}}


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