Royalty Free Stock Licence Explainations

The chart below provides a human readable comparison of some of the key features of the two image licenses I currently offer. This chart is not a substitute for reading the legal licenses in their entirety. Click one of these links to read the Basic Licence or Extended License.

Uses

Basic

Extended

Basic Licence Notes

Extended Licence Notes

WebsitesYesYesResolution limited to 1500 x 1000 pixels
Screensavers and mobile phone wallpapers YesYes For your own personal, non-commercial use only. Sale or distribution not allowed.
Prints, posters and other hard copy reproductions YesYes For your own personal, non-commercial use or decoration in a home, office, restaurant, public area, or store owned or rented by you or by a client for whom you render design services
In coordination with opt-in email marketing YesYes Image may not be reproduced more than 300,000 times, and not used in connection with unsolicited email or spam No limit on number of reproductions and not used in connection with unsolicited email or spam
On letterhead and business cards, pamphlets, brochures, catalogs and panel displays for use in trade shows YesYes Image may not be reproduced more than 300,000 times but may not function as trademark or logo No limit on number of reproductions but may not function as trademark or logo
In the artwork for the packaging of any product YesYes May not be reproduced more than 300,000 times No limitation on reproductions
Incorporated into software as a background image or splash screen YesYes Duplication run limited to 300,000 No limitation on duplication run
Multimedia presentations and incorporated into film, video for broadcast and/or theatrical display. YesYes Intended audience under 300,000 No limitation on audience size. Copyright notice, credit attribution required.
CD or DVD cover art and/or artwork YesYes Duplication run limited to 300,000 No limitation on duplication run. Copyright notice, credit attribution required.
In editorial or advertising copy in magazines, newspapers, books, ebooks, book covers, textbooks, editorials and directories YesYes print run may not exceed 300,000 copies in the aggregate No limit on print run. Copyright notice, credit attribution required.
In advertising posters for use in promoting the sale of other products YesYes Print run limited to 250,000. Posters must combine words with the images. See following rows
Incorporated into merchandise for resale or distribution. NoYes N/A Must combine text with images
Incorporated in merchandise for resale or distribution, including without limitation, clothing, artwork, magnets, posters, calendars, mugs and mousepads. NoYes N/A Copyright notice, credit attribution required.

Uses Prohibited by Both Licenses

  • Print on Demand

  • Use of an Image together with pornographic, defamatory, or otherwise unlawful or immoral content or in such a manner that it infringes upon any third party's trademark or intellectual property

  • Use an Image in a way that places any person depicted in the Image in a bad light or in a way that they may find offensive - this includes, but is not limited to the use of Images: a) in pornography, "adult videos" or the like; b) in ads for tobacco products; c) in ads or promotional materials for adult entertainment clubs or similar venues, or for escort, dating or similar services; d) in connection with political endorsements; e) in advertisements or promotional materials for pharmaceutical or healthcare, herbal or medical products, including, but not limited to dietary supplements, digestive aids, herbal supplements, personal hygiene or birth control products; and f) uses that are defamatory, or contain otherwise unlawful, offensive or immoral content. You may not use an Image containing the likeness of a person if such use implies that the model engages in any immoral or illegal activity or suffers from a physical or mental infirmity, ailment or condition.

  • Displaying any Image in any digital format or for any digital use at a resolution greater than 1500 x 1000 pixels

  • Share an Image by providing access to such Image on shared disk drives, computer networks, intranets of any nature or otherwise

  • Use an Image marked Editorial Use Only for commercial purposes

  • Use any Image (in whole or in part) as a trademark, service mark, logo, or other indication of origin

  • Use or display an Image in such a manner that gives the impression that the Image was created by you or a person other than the copyright holder of that Image