HOW TO BUY IMAGES AT A
It has nothing to do with quality
It has nothing to do with
It doesn’t mean stock images are
(Honestly, “buy and sell stock
Image License usually means that, you can use it almost any way
you want with a few important exceptions. General exceptions are: use does
not include resale. Libellous or pornographic use of the image is
You can not resell the Image, rent it,
sublicense it, to transfer Image to someone else. You can not use the Image
in connection with “sensitive subjects” (violence, alcohol, sex etc.)
Please note that Royalty-Free does NOT
mean ‘free of charge’ or ‘free to use as you like’.
Images are copyrighted intellectual material and a fee
is still involved.
Image License, is usually defines an usage medium for the Image,
period of time that it can be used, circulation, and distribution
Rights Managed Image License is intended to ensure that the
user of the Image (client) has reasonably exclusive rights to use of the
Image. Naturally, the licence fees associated with a rights protected work
are considerably higher than those for a royalty-free image.
* Royalty Free images are more widely
distributed and as a result less unique. In other words you get a more
unique image, even when buying non-exclusive rights for a Rights-Protected
3. What if you want just to “try”
an image, to review an image for its suitability to your project?
Check, if a stock photo site has a “Comp”
license means you can downloaded an image from the site without
charge, use this image to “try out” in your layouts to see how
they will look. But you cannot use this image for any finished project or
The idea is that when you are ready to move
ahead with the final version, you must then purchase the image in the larger
4. In addition to these common use licenses,
some companies offer one more license: Open Image Suite User License.
Under this license you can use photo/image free
of charge, but you are required to provide credit
to the Author of this image.
FeaturePics.com Authors are
offering ~800 Images under this license*
*Since this article was first published FeaturePics appear to have
changed and it may not now be possible to feature images free of charge
with author credits. Please enquire from the site in question as
to their current requirements.