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Royalty Free is a type of license used by stock photography agencies to sell stock images. This license type grants the buyer a determined set of rights to ...

Editorial Stock Photos, or editorial use of stock photos, refers to the use of stock images in an editorial context -- this is, anything related to newsworthy ...

When it comes to using stock photos, there's several stock photo licenses you can buy: Royalty Free, Rights Managed, and Extended. And you should really know ...

Royalty Free (RF) and Rights Managed (RM) are the two most commonly used licensing models in stock photography industry. Getty Images Rights Managed service ...

Royalty free images are a bit of a dichotomy. They are both free and not free at the same time. While royalty free images offer a broad umbrella of free uses ...

If you've a blogger, you've probably been tempted to use free images on your blog posts. Hey, we've all been tempted! One of the most useful ways to define if ...

Website templates are a very common use for stock photos. Stock images can certainly enhance the visual appeal of your website and, particulary photos under RF ...

Do you want great photos for a commercial ad but you can't afford to hire a photographer to shoot them? Are you after great imagery for your website but your ...

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  1. Thank you for your question. It is hard to say since it is not really clear what the product here is. But if you print images on something like a paper or so and the image is the main part of that piece then it is most likely a extended license you will need.

  2. Hi Richard, happy to help. I can not speak for all stock agencies but most stock agencies have you covered. That means that, even if the photographer takes down the image, you can still use it because you bought a license when it was available. It is the same for a software you license i.e. you buy it when it’s available and can use it from there on forever. But I highly recommend to check with the certain stock agency and their license terms.

  3. Hi there, first of all I’m not a lawyer therefore I can not give you a final answer. As far as I understand the most licenses of Royalty Free Stock Agencies it is not OK to use the photos in such competitions.

  4. Hi Julian, thanks for your question. It all depends on the license of the stock photo agency. Most stock agencies allow derivate work when it is only for i.e. design work for a customer. You can’t derivate a photo completely and create your own artwork from it for example. Hope that helps!

  5. Hi Earl, yes you can with most stock agencies.

  6. Hi Sheila, that is usually the purpose of Rights-Managed images. You request a usage for a certain medium i.e. Website and Company Flyer and then pay for it. The image should be then only licensed for this medium to you for the certain time. After the time is up (usually some years) the agency license it to someone else. Therefore it is not 100% exclusivity – more a “reservation” of an image. I hope that helps.

    Regards
    Amos