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With all the free photo sites out there, why would you, as a designer, want to buy stock images? This is a short list of a few reasons why licensed stock ...

Stock photo agencies have different selling models, that can modify (reduce) the cost of the images you buy. Some agencies let you buy photos paying per ...

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  1. Hi David, interesting question. Let me try to help you and answer it that way. Most stock agencies do not allow a full or partly use of any graphic in a logo, even it is not registered. But there might be some exceptions so I recommend to check with the stock agency you want to buy from if they allow it. Otherwise you could always use or other logo creation services to let them create a individual logo for you. I hope that helps.

  2. Very interesting question. What do you do with the wall decor, will you sell it for money? If so you, you most certainly need an extended license.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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!

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

  8. 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.


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