Yesterday I passed along some information from Dreamstime.com about Royalty Free Images. Today I’m passing along more stock photo license options.
Did you know that as a buyer you have licensing options?
These other options include Editorial and Extended Licenses.
Let’s take a quick look at editorial…
[again this information comes directly from the Dreamstime.com web site.]
The editorial section [at Dreamstime] provides news worthy images reflecting events from social, cultural and political scenes. Images downloaded under the Editorial section, as well as images downloaded with our Royalty Free license can be used within editorial context as long as the current terms are met.
The high-resolution images that you download with the editorial license may be used to illustrate truthful articles or broadcasts appearing in magazines, newspapers or any other editorial context, in either printed or electronic media.
Buying the high-resolution image (purchasing the license) does not transfer the copyright. You may not claim that the image is your own and you may not sell, license for use, or in any way distribute the image.
Special ethical considerations apply to editorial usage. When using editorial images, you are solely responsible for any claims related to or arising from any visual adjustments of the images. Standard manipulation such as cropping the image or regular brightness/contrast corrections are allowed only if doing this will not affect the visual message of the image.
Additional requirements for buyers:
Images included within the editorial section may include visible logos, or identifiable persons who didn’t sign a model release document. You are solely responsible for the usage given to such images. Please consider that editorial images are not meant for commercial usage and using them in a commercial context is against editorial terms.
Tomorrow we’ll take a look at Extended Licenses for stock photos.