All photos purchased via the stock gallery are licensed such that they can be used for any illustrative purpose, even in a professional context, without geographical restrictions. Photos you purchase have however certain restrictions in place.

When you add the photo to your cart you have an option to choose the Size & Duration. The following options are available:

Size:

  • Low Resolution
  • High Resolution

Duration:

  • 1 year license
  • 3 years license
  • 5 years license
  • Perpetual license

Subject to the restrictions below the rights granted to you are:

  • Non-exclusive, meaning that you do not have exclusive rights to use the content. We can license the same content to other customers.
  • Unlimited, meaning you can use the content in an unlimited number of projects and in any media.

Depending on the option selected during the checkout, the rights granted to you are either:

  • Perpetual – meaning that the license has no expiration or end date on your rights to use the content

or

  • Limited to one, three or five years meaning that the license has expiration of one, three or five years on your rights to use the content (from the date of purchase when a download link was made available to you).

Further Restrictions

All photos purchased through our website come with the standard license unless arranged otherwise. While this license allows you to use your photo in many ways, there are certain restrictions on the usage of the purchased photos.

  • Unless arranged otherwise, usage of the low resolution photos downloaded via the Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum subscriptions are limited to social networks only.
  • No Unlawful Use. You may not use content in a pornographic, defamatory or other unlawful manner.
  • Publications including but not limited to context of alcohol, drugs, illness, sexuality or political matters need individual clearance.
  • No Commercial Use of “Editorial Use Only” Content. You may not use content marked “editorial use only” for any commercial, promotional, advertorial, endorsement, advertising or merchandising purpose. This type of content is not model or property released and is intended to be used only in connection with events that are newsworthy or of general interest (for example, in a blog, textbook, newspaper or magazine article).
  • No Standalone File Use. You may not use content in any way that allows others to download, extract, or redistribute content as a standalone file (meaning just the content file itself, separate from the project or end use).
  • No Use in Trademark or Logo. You may not use content as part of a trademark, design mark, trade name, business name, service mark, or logo.
  • No Subscription Abuse. You may not stockpile, download or otherwise store content not used in a project or end use within 30 days after the end of your subscription for future use.
  • No False Representation of Authorship. You may not falsely represent that you are the original creator of a work that is made up largely of licensed content. For instance, you cannot create a painting based solely licensed content and claim that you are the author.
  • No Products for Resale. Unless you purchase an extended license, you may not use content in connection with any goods or services intended for resale or distribution where the primary value lies in the content itself including, without limitation, cards, stationery items, paper products, calendars, apparel items, posters (printed on paper, canvas, or any other media), DVDs, mobile applications or other items for resale, license or other distribution for profit. This includes “on demand” products (meaning products in which content is selected by a third party for customization on such product on a made-to-order basis), including, without limitation, postcards, mugs, t-shirts, posters and other items.

The following usage is restricted unless you purchase an extended license.

Electronic Templates

Unless you purchase an extended license, you may not use content in electronic or digital templates intended for resale or other distribution (for example, website templates, business card templates, electronic greeting card templates, brochure design templates).

Restriction Products for resale/ Electronic templates
Standard License Not permitted
Extended License Up to 100,000 postcards, greeting cards or other cards, stationery, stickers and paper products;
Up to 10,000 posters, calendars or other similar publications, mugs or mousepads; or
Up to 2,000 t-shirts, sweatshirts, or other apparel, games, toys, entertainment goods like CDs or DVDs, framed or mounted artwork.
Unlimited for electronic products such as mobile applications and electronic templates.

Limited print run.

Unless you purchase an extended license, you may not reproduce the content more than 500,000 times in physical print form. This restriction does not apply to electronic reproduction.

Restriction Print run
Standard License 500,000
Extended License Unlimited