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Photography Licensing

Learn all about Stock Photography Licensing and how to save money choosing the right stock photo licence.


  • Using Stock Photos in Client Work: A Comprehensive Guide

    Using Stock Photos in Client Work: A Comprehensive Guide

    As a graphic designer or creative, you often get hired clients to create a design for them. Royalty Free images for commercial use are a great resource to compelling and visually powerful designs. But if you use stock photos in work that you create for a client, who owns the image? Are you transferring... read more →

     
  • Can I retouch stock photo I have bought?

    Can I retouch stock photo I have bought?

    Can You Edit Stock Photo? This question that might run through your mind when you are new to buying stock photography is, can you edit stock photos? The most useful answer to whether or not you can edit a stock photo is – most of the time. This means, in general, most stock photo agencies, including... read more →

     
  • Can I Use My Licensed Stock Photo For a Client?

    Can I Use My Licensed Stock Photo For a Client?

    This is a popular question that often arises for designers working with clients that want to use a specific design from their portfolio. Well, the answer to that question may seem difficult at first, but we will make it easy here for you to understand. So, can you use a stock photo you have already... read more →

     
  • When can i use editorial images and when do i need to buy a royalty free licence

    When can i use editorial images and when do i need to buy a royalty free licence

    The Editorial license seems to live under a cloud of confusion, but it is really, really easy to understand parameters of its use. Editorial images can not be used for any commercial use. Royalty Free stock photos can be used for commercial purposes, but not on resale/retail items. How editorial images... read more →

     
  • Can I Use an Image to Create an Illustration or Vector Out of It?

    Can I Use an Image to Create an Illustration or Vector Out of It?

    Technology today allows us to do far more with licensed digital images than just using them exactly as they are purchased. In fact, chances are that you will want to alter your purchases in one way or another, whether it be by cropping, color adjustments, image size or any of the other millions of ways... read more →

     
  • Do we have to buy a new licence each time we use a photo?

    Do we have to buy a new licence each time we use a photo?

    When purchasing a license for an image, it is important to understand the licenses and your rights. The rights can change from license to license, as well as from one stock agency to another. Understanding the difference before starting your search will ensure that you start off your project with the... read more →

     
  • What are editorial images licences?

    What are editorial images licences?

    An editorial image license for stock photos enables the buyer to use the stock photos for non- commercial purposes only. A photo that holds only an editorial license will be hightlighted by the stock agency. An editorial license on a a stock photo indicates that the photo shows a brand of a product,... read more →

     
  • Do i need to write a caption below a image i use on my website

    Do i need to write a caption below a image i use on my website

    When you purchase a Royalty free stock photo from a stock photography agency, photo credits are not legally required but it is a courteous thing to do. Editorial licensed photos do require credit. By crediting the photo, you are recognizing the photographer and the stock agency either at the bottom... read more →

     
  • How can i protect images which i have bought from stock agencies?

    How can i protect images which i have bought from stock agencies?

    If you are looking for copyright protection for the images that you have bought from a stock photo agency, the protection has to be decided at the moment that you purchase the image. All stock photos have Royalty free copyright protection Many different licenses can be bought and the type of license... read more →

     
  • Can i use photos in a website theme i have created?

    Can i use photos in a website theme i have created?

    You can use stock photos in a theme you have created as long as you are not selling the theme to other users.  Themes are created by web developers for templates on wordpress, blogger, tumblr or godaddy for free or for purchase.  If your theme is for re-sale you need to buy extended rights to the stock... read more →

     
  • How can i use a photo i bought from a agency?

    How can i use a photo i bought from a agency?

    If you have just purchased a photo from a stock photography agency, read their individual agency agreements before you use the image.  Royalty free copyright agreements are all pretty similar, but stock photography agency agreements can differ.  The differences generally are in the number of copies... read more →

     
  • Do i buy a copyright of a stock photo or how do that work?

    Do i buy a copyright of a stock photo or how do that work?

    If you are a new user of stock photography agencies and the images sold on these sites, a few basic lessons are helpful to ensure you use the photos that you bought correctly.  Stock photography agencies are a great way to get quality images fast and cheap but there are some basic licensing issues that... read more →

     
  • What licence of a stock photo to use for iPhone and iPad Apps?

    What licence of a stock photo to use for iPhone and iPad Apps?

    Current licensing agreements on all the stock photography agencies are unclear as to what licensing is required for iPhone, iPad and Android apps.  There is no specific licensing section for this new digital media. Stock photography forums and design employees debate this question constantly as the... read more →

     
  • Can my colleague use the stock photo i bought?

    Can my colleague use the stock photo i bought?

    Royalty free stock photos purchased under a company membership can be used by a colleague of the same company if the photo is for the same client .  The key terms are same company, same client and royalty free.  Royalty free photos can be purchased and used for multiple marketing and image needs in... read more →

     
  • Where to find photos for a book cover?

    Where to find photos for a book cover?

    The best place to find photos for your book cover is through a stock photography agency.  Royalty Free images can be used for ebooks and paper books covers .  The image used on your book cover could make or break the sales success.  Cover design is a very important part of your books success, so securing... read more →

     
  • Can i use a bought stock photo in my whole company?

    Can i use a bought stock photo in my whole company?

    When a stock photo is bought under a company account, all company employees have rights to use the stock photo for the purpose the stock photo was purchased.  For an example, if a company has a design team of 10 people, and the current marketing campaign is using an image for the brochure, posters and... read more →