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I want to use an image from this thread to my Thesis.

Images with all colors

How can cite it.

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The StackExchange network requires people who post questions and answers to grant them a licence: this is necessary because otherwise they could potentially be infringing copyright by serving up the questions and answers to other users. The practical implementation of this involves a licence called "CC BY-SA 3.0 with attribution required", and that licence effectively allows StackExchange to sublicense the content.

However, it's not an exclusive licence. If you want to use a single image for your thesis, it's probably worth posting a comment on the relevant answer asking whether the owner is willing to negotiate a separate licence for that purpose. I expect that most users would be honoured by such a request and happy to agree.

Two things to be aware of:

  1. It might be worth thinking about how you would prefer to attribute the image (i.e. the format which fits the bibliographic standard you're following) and including a concrete suggestion in your initial request.
  2. The owner might prefer to be cited using their real name, but communicating that real name to you by private e-mail, so you may have to give them an e-mail address. Think about whether you want to expose your general e-mail address, or whether you want to use a throwaway one which you don't mind exposing publicly.
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    \$\begingroup\$ Alternatively, just license the thesis under CC-BY-SA and add a link back to the post (which is the attribution required by SE), and all requirements are automatically fulfilled. (I am not a lawyer.) \$\endgroup\$ – Chris Jester-Young Mar 9 '14 at 15:46
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I'm not sure this is on topic for this site, but here's a link that may be useful: Citing websites and databases using harvard referencing.
The second one down 'To cite a page or document within a website' seems to be what you're after.

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