Image Licensing Services | Photo Usage Rights for Print and Digital Use
Have you been searching online for images to use in your latest project? Before you right-click save a photo you found on the web, there are a few important things to know about image licensing. In this concise blog article, I will provide an overview of image licensing and explain how I license my own images for both print and digital applications.
Image licensing / photo usage rights can be broken down into three main types:
- Creative Commons Licensing: a license granted by a copyright owner which allows anyone to use, edit and build upon the work for free
- Royalty-Free Licensing: a copyright license in which the user has the right to use the image with few restrictions based on a one-time payment to the licensor
- Rights-Managed Licensing: a copyright license which allows the buyer a one time use of an image within the terms specified by the license
After evaluating each license type, I ultimately decided to offer my images under a rights-managed model using either non-exclusive or exclusive agreements. All of the images found in my online galleries are available for licensing. I license my images directly, so I am able to keep fees comparable to or lower than the rates typically found on third party stock agency websites.
My images are all copyrighted, so please contact me to obtain a license before using a photo in your project. Prices vary depending on where/how the image will be used and for how long. To help me prepare a quote, I will need the following information: where the image will be used, how the image will be used, and the duration of image use.
I have licensed my images for a variety of uses including; book covers, large signs, calendars and puzzles. Here are a few examples of how my images were creatively used in various projects.
Magazine Advertisement Licensing
Book Cover Licensing
Please contact me if you are interested in a quote for image licensing. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask!
Updated: January 9, 2023