I have a friend which is a very active photographer and has a big collection of photos (old and new) for many Greek organisms, some of which have rarely or even never been photographed before (e.g., some isopod or millipede species). He would like to share those photos in iNat, but, unfortunately, because of his many work-related and personal issues and duties he doesn’t have the time or the mood to create and maintain an iNat account. However, he has repeatedly told me that he would be more than happy if I (who already have an account and being really active here) could upload them for him. I have told him that it would be better if he makes an account of his own, but he insists that because of his extremely tight schedule and the fact that I have helped him so many times in the identification of rarely seen, obscure species (e.g., isopods), it would be better if I take his photos, edit them when necessary (e.g., splitting one when it contains two or more species) and then upload them in iNat. As a result, he has kindly given me the full permission to edit and upload them here. So, my question is the following: After all these, can I still upload his photos, of course ALWAYS noticing the true copyright holder in EVERY observation [e.g., with a phrase like ‘‘This/These photo(s) was/were taken by and belongs to (my friend’s name), who kindly gave me the permission to upload it/them here’’] or is it still against the rules of the site?
Thanks a lot for the answers and the time given to read this message!