User Posts: Amos Struck

If you’re new to the stock photography industry you may have already noticed that the terms ‘microstock’ and ‘premium’ keep popping up. In case you don’t know ...

Rights Managed, or RM for short, is a type of license to use stock photos, that can be bought at a stock photography agency, like Getty Images. This license ...

When you are ready to start buying images at stock photo agencies, one of the first things you'll have to do is choose which agency you'll buy from. And ...

Free Stock Photos are digital photographs offered at various websites for download and use completely free of charge. In present day there's a proliferation of ...

Buying a Stock Photo CD was a common practice years ago, after digital images became the norm, and before online stock photo agencies dominate the market. In ...

Royalty-Free Photo CDs are collections of royalty-free images and illustrations. RF photo CDs have anywhere from 10 to 1000 images, and costs range from $50 to ...

One problem you can face as a creative is when you have project that requires photographic elements to stand out, but you have little to no budget to work ...

There are a few things you must keep in mind when buying a stock photo library, to ensure you are buying the best content for your needs. Image quality, ...

Can low cost stock photography be used successfully to create a quality advertising or marketing piece? The biggest concern of any designer or marketer is the ...

There are 3 standard ways to purchase stock photos: as single images, with a subscription, or in collections. Which is the right method for you? Learn more ...

Browsing All Comments By: Amos Struck
  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