Image Licensing

Image Licensing Summary

Licenses are used according to the agreed use of an image or group of images. The license agreement is made at the time of purchase, or in the case of the Comp Image, at the time of download. Depending on the nature of an image, it may may have all or only some of the license types applicable to it.

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License Descriptions

Below you will find a short description of each type of license.

Comping Image

A comping image license authorizes a single client to use a low-resolution image, containing a watermark, in their own layout compositions to test how it will look. A comping image license does not need to be purchased, although the license itself still applies to the image use. The image(s) are available to registered users of this site, and can be downloaded using the button at the top of an image in our image library. The usage of an image is subject to the Comping Image License and these rights are non-transferable.

 

Personal Use

A personal use (PU) license authorizes a single client the right to use an image a number of times, on a number of projects, subject to the rights granted in this License, for personal, non-commercial use only. An image can be used successively, after a one-time initial fee, without the need to pay additional royalties or license fees. Pricing is based on the image size, and is not affected by the specific use. Once purchased, the image(s) will be made available using a download link sent by email directly to the client. 

 

Royalty-Free

A royalty-free (RF) license authorizes a single client the right to use an image a number of times, on a number of projects. An image can be used successively, after a one-time initial fee, without the need to pay additional royalties or license fees. Pricing is based on the image size, and is not affected by the specific use. Once purchased, the image(s) will be made available using a download link sent by email directly to the client. The usage of an image is subject to the Royalty-Free License and these rights are non-transferable.

 

Rights-Managed

A rights-managed (RM) license authorizes a single client the right to use an image for a single project, according to a specific set of parameters, including type of project, location, size, placement, and length of time. Pricing is based on the specific usage parameters defined, either using the inbuilt calculator on this site, or as established by a quotation agreed between a client and ourselves. Once purchased, the image(s) will be made available using a download link sent by email directly to the client. The usage of an image is subject to the Rights-Managed License and these rights are non-transferable.

 

Rights-Managed Exclusive

A rights-managed exclusive (RME) license authorizes a single client the 'exclusive' right to use an image for a single project, according to a specific set of parameters, including type of project, location, size, placement, and length of time. Pricing is based on the specific usage parameters defined, plus additional costs of the exclusivity parameter, either using the inbuilt calculator on this site, or as established by a quotation agreed between a client and ourselves. Once purchased, the image(s) will be made available using a download link sent by email directly to the client. The usage of an image is subject to the Rights-Managed Exclusive License and these rights are non-transferable.

 

Print Image

A print image license authorizes a single client the right to possess display the printed image for non-commercial purposes. Pricing is based on the specific printing parameters defined at the time of purchase, including size, material, finish and shipping. Once purchased, the image(s) will be sent to our third-party printing lab, after which the print(s) will be shipped directly to the client. The usage of an image is subject to the Print License. This is the only license where the ownership and rights to display the original image print are transferable to another entity.

 

Custom Work

A custom work license will be drawn up as necessary to cover any images purchased after commissioned or speculative projects are administered by us for a client. Normally, such work can be collaborated on using a private client project gallery, offering a number of optional facilities, including commenting, finishing instructions, rating, and selective purchasing. Final images will either be sent via mail or made available using a download link emailed to the client, according to any agreed arrangements. The license for the image(s) will usually be similar to the Rights-Managed Exclusive License, and the usage of all images will be subject to this license.

Summary of image licensing types