How do authors normally address a photo courtesy? I have a photo taken by Dr. X, I would like to use it in my paper which is planned to be submitted to an engineering journal. How should I respect the photo credit? is it okay to write this in the figure caption, like:

\caption{blah blah  .... (photo courtesy of Dr. X).}

should I even mention the title Dr?

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    @scaaahu I'm not sure that it's a duplicate. The OP doesn't mention that the photo is from a published paper, as is the case in the other question. – silvado Feb 3 '15 at 9:33
  • @user3327426 I have a photo taken by Dr. X, How did you get that photo? – scaaahu Feb 3 '15 at 9:46
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    I removed the copyright tag because I'm assuming that the photo is used with permission of Dr X and there's no actual copyright issue (as the body of the post doesn't say anything about a copyright concern); if that's not the case, there's quite a lot of necessary detail missing from this post. – ff524 Feb 3 '15 at 10:38
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    @user3327426 That Dr X sent the photo to you may not always mean that you have permission to publish it. You may have that permission, but if not, you should clarify. – Flyto Feb 3 '15 at 11:57

Credit lines for photographs should be displayed conspicuously with the photo or in a footnote on the same page. In general, it should look something like: "© Ansel Adams 2015" or "© 2015 Ansel Adams". Alternatively, if the photo was given to you for general use, use something like: "photo courtesy of Ansel Adams".

Some guidelines for citing images in various formats are posted here: University of Cincinnati. Near the bottom of that website there is a short section with advice on photo credit lines.

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