Use Licenses

Commercial Use License

Editorial Use License



Use License Agreement for Royalty-Free Images

This Agreement governs commercial use of any images purchased from scotthillDesign under the terms of the Commercial Use License. This Agreement applies to commercial use only. Images can be used on the commercial basis for multiple projects across a broad range of media over an unlimited period of time, but also require that a buyer agrees to the terms of this License Agreement.

The Commercial Use License allows photo buyers to use photos on the commercial basis, and the type of photos usually sold under the terms of the commercial use license is generally called “stock photos”. Stock photos can be used on a book cover, as a postcard, in an ad, as part of a web site design, in a magazine, etc. Commercial use license does not explicitly prohibit any use of photos for the editorial content, and you should assign your images for sale under terms of the commercial use license whenever possible. Please remember that there are some restrictions to the subject of photos that may prevent you from using this license type. For example, photos containing recognizable and uniquely identifiable models or property cannot be sold for commercial use without release forms. Additionally photos displaying brand names, logos, product names, and other copyrighted or trademarked imagery cannot be sold for commercial use.

Use License Agreement for Royalty-Free Images

This Agreement governs editorial use of any images purchased from scotthillDesign under the terms of the Editorial Use License. This Agreement applies to editorial use only. Images can be used on the editorial basis for multiple projects across a broad range of media over an unlimited period of time, but also require that a buyer agrees to the terms of this License Agreement.

The Editorial Use License relaxes the restrictions of the commercial license, but it also narrows the actual use of the photos to editorial articles or similar material that can only be used in the editorial context. Editorial use images are usually different from commercial stock images, they can be photos of celebrities, politicians, newsworthy events, and many more, however please keep in mind that a photo offered for editorial use should, first of all, make editors interested – it should be newsworthy.

Finally, marketing photos for editorial use can be quite different. Unlike traditional stock photos that can be purchased any time and used as needed, a photo of a today’s event may be valued by a newspaper today, but not tomorrow (it is the most extreme case, and some news photos can be just as valuable for many years after they were taken).


 


Commercial Use License

If you would like to purchase a commercial use license please download the attached PDF file, print and sign the agreement and send with your payment to scotthillDesign. Mailing information will be provided with confirmation email on pricing of your print or image.

Commercial Use.pdf

Editorial Use License

If you would like to purchase a editorial use license please download the attached PDF file, print and sign the agreement and send with your payment to scotthillDesign. Mailing information will be provided with confirmation email on pricing of your print or image.

Editorial Use.pdf