Using Stock Images

Stock Images, What are they exactly?

Stock images are photographs, illustrations and multimedia clips that have been created by professional photographers/designers for use in a variety of media. Stock photography consists of existing photographs that can be licensed for specific uses. Book publishers, specialty publishers, magazines, advertising agencies, filmmakers, web designers, graphic artists, interior decor firms, corporate creative groups, and other organizations utilize stock photography to fulfill the needs of their creative assignments. When you download stock photography instead of hiring a photographer to perform on-location shooting, customers can save valuable time and stay well within budget. With a wealth of images, our stock photography databases that may be searched online save you valuable time when looking for just the right image. With Our Partners and today’s digital delivery methods, images may be purchased online and delivered via email or downloaded right away.

Stock photos (stock photography) are professional photographs of common places, landmarks, nature, events or people that are bought and sold on a variety of different licensing agreements. The photographer (or stock photography distributor) has ownership to the images, and the commercial designer has some limited usage of the photo (which is set out in the Terms of Service by the company you purchase the stock photos from). Some conditions of use may include things such as: use of the images is licensed, not sold, or in case of a stock photo being used in a magazine, there may be a maximum number of copies of the image allowed to be printed under the agreement. Terms of Service policies will differ between stock photography distributors.

Stock photography is a cost-effective method for designers to obtain professional photos and images without the costs of hiring a photographer directly. Stock photos and stock photography refer to the images purchased under this distribution method and may be photos, computer generated graphics, clip-art, vectors, and other form of imagery.

How are “Rights Managed” and Royalty Free photos and illustrations different?

Rights Managed

This means that you pay for a license to use the stock photo for a specific use, for a defined time period, or for a certain amount of impressions.

Royalty Free Images

Pricing is based solely on the product you need, not the specific use. You don’t have to pay any additional fees on a use-by-use basis. Once you purchase a royalty-free product, you may use it multiple times for multiple projects without paying additional fees. Royalty-free images offer creative professionals an alternative to right-managed imagery without sacrificing quality or creativity. Royalty-free products provide a solution for every budget, with few usage restrictions. Once you pay the fee for a royalty-free product, you can use the images as frequently and creatively as you’d like.

Sell your Photographs

The alternative to using stock photography and imagery is hiring photographers or illustrators to create custom images. However, assigning images to artists can be expensive and time consuming, and there is no guarantee that you will get the exact image you are looking for. Instead, you can search a library of existing stock photos and stock illustrations to find the perfect image at a low price in a few minutes! Our photography and illustrations are available under various licensing models. Take a moment to browse the huge database of images. You are sure to find the perfect image for your next project.

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