Use Stock Photos – Ultimate Guide for Great Use of Images

If you plan on using stock photos, you need to be aware of the issues and restrictions that may be involved. What kind of license did you purchase? What's a model release? Do you need a property release? Can you use that image in a website template? Our guides will give you the information you need answer these questions and more.

Our “using stock photos” guides are broken down into several categories: Royalty Free Images, Rights Managed Images. More categories are coming soon.

Acceptable Uses for Royalty Free Stock Photos

Acceptable Uses for Royalty Free Stock Photos

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While Royalty Free Stock Photos are very popular and this license is an universal concept, each agency has its own customized license terms. This means that, while the general ...

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Restricted Uses for Royalty Free Stock Photos

Restricted Uses for Royalty Free Stock Photos

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Just as with the permitted uses, restrictions in usage of Royalty Free stock photos (or RF) varies from agency to agency, as each company sets their own terms. That's why it's ...

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Acceptable Uses for Rights Managed Stock Photos

Acceptable Uses for Rights Managed Stock Photos

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Rights Managed (or RM for short) license is tailored - and priced - according to your usage needs. Therefore, the permitted uses for Rights Managed Stock Photos vary from license ...

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Restricted Uses for Rights Managed Stock Photos

Restricted Uses for Rights Managed Stock Photos

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Just as with permitted uses, the restrictions on Rights Managed (RM) license vary from agency to agency, as each of them sets their own terms. The following are general RM ...

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What are Royalty Free Images? Full Comprehensive Guide

What are Royalty Free Images? Full Comprehensive Guide

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

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Editorial Use of Stock Photography

Editorial Use of Stock Photography

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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 events or public ...

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Best Types of Stock Photo Licenses (the Backbone of Stock Photos)

Best Types of Stock Photo Licenses (the Backbone of Stock Photos)

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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 and understand how ...

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Royalty Free or Rights Managed? Best Comparative Guide

Royalty Free or Rights Managed? Best Comparative Guide

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Royalty Free (RF) and Rights Managed (RM) are the two most commonly used licensing models in stock photography industry. But they are very different from each other, and each ...

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Are Royalty Free Images Really Free?

Are Royalty Free Images Really Free?

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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 for designers, the ...

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Using Free Images on Your Blog is a Bad Idea

Using Free Images on Your Blog is a Bad Idea

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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 a resource is ...

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