Stock Photography Licenses

Rights managed (RM) and royalty free (RF) are the most common photo licensing methods, and depending on the image, we offer either. RM and RF are the most common photo licensing methods, and depending on the image, we offer either. RF images and other available usages (e.g. Personal Use) may be purchased online.

Rights Managed

A RM stock photo is a high-quality photograph that is licensed for a specific use. The license fee is calculated according to several factors, including size, placement, press run, duration of use, exclusivity requirements and geographic distribution. The RM icon located below or adjacent to respective photos identify rights managed images.

See our Rights Managed License Example for details.

Royalty Free

You will find a growing number of images on this website which are available for RF licensing. The RF icon located below or adjacent to respective photos identify royalty free images, and royalty free photos are easily found using our Advanced Image Search.

See our Royalty Free License License Example for details.

Commercial Artist

Most RM and RF images on this website are available for commercial artist licensing. The license is intended to provide economically-priced images to artists with a limited budget, thus allowing usage as an artist reference for commercial artworks not to exceed $3,000.00 USD total gross value for originals plus reproductions.

See our Commercial Artist License Example for details.

Small Business Website

Most RM and RF images on this website are available for small business website licensing. The license allows non-advertising usage on one website for five years.

See our Small Business Website License Example for details.

Personal

Most RM and RF images on this website are available for personal use licensing, which allows one-time, non-commercial usage for home projects such as small prints, cards, gifts and artist reference.

See our Personal Use License Example for details.

Evaluation

Our Evaluation Usage License is available only to aid in customer purchase decisions, and may not be published in any manner. You may download images for evaluation by adding them to and saving a lightbox, then choosing "Download Images" under "Lightbox Menu".