Image License Types

If you don’t know the answer to the above question, you aren’t alone. In today’s Professional “users,” Amateurs, and Professional photographers, many people shoot, submit, and upload photos, and then see an RF, RM, appear on the photo. But what are they? Rights Managed (RM), Royalty Free (RF) is license types. What’s the “best” license?

Right Managed (RM)

Right Managed products are licensed with restrictions on usage, such as limitations on size, placement, duration of use and geographic distribution. You will be asked to submit information concerning your intended use of the product, which will determine the scope of usage right granted. Right Managed products are designated by (RM).

Royalty Free (RF)

Royalty Free pricing is based solely on the size of the product you need. Not the specific use, you don’t have to pay any additional Royalties on a use by use basis. Once you license a Royalty Free product, you may use it multiple times for multiple projects without paying additional fees. (Pornographic, Defamatory or otherwise unlawful use of any image is, of course, prohibited) Royalty Free products are designated by (RF).

Rights Managed Images

Why choose RM?

Cream of the crop. Highly stylized, with high production value, these are the images creative’s Elephant Ear, clients applaud and customers remember.

Fresh, Artful, Edgy. Our Rights Managed photos and illustrations offer unique, conceptual takes on a wide range of subject matter, from simple pleasures to travel.

Exclusive Rights. RM content is priced and licensed based on usage, and some of it is available with Exclusive Rights so your image doesn’t end up on a competitor’s billboard.

Royalty Free Images

Why choose RF?

A world of options. Our Royalty Free photos, Vectors and Illustrations cover a range of popular themes from business to family and include both professionally shot and user generated options.

Editorial (RM)

Products in our editorial collections are licensed with restrictions on usage, such as limitations on size, placement, duration of use and geographic distribution. Editorial products must be used in an "editorial" manner, which means use relating to events that are newsworthy or of public interest. If you wish to use an image from our editorial collections for a non editorial use, you must contact our Photo Researcher assist you. All licences of editorial products are subject to Napol Stock Image Editorial, Rights Managed and Rights Licence Agreement.

Archival Images

Think Unexpected Imagine Archive

From Rabindranath Tagore, Nobel Prize in Literature to Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi, Fourth Prime Minister of India. You can speak to anyone with archival images. In ways you might never have imagined. From iconic personalities that put a new face on your creative to decisive cultural moments that capture the perfect mood.

We’ve got images reflecting every theme under the sun. Shot by some of the biggest names in photography. So you can always find new ways to fire your imagination or help bring the ideas you’ve already got to life.

Image Collections

A multitude of images

We offer the highest quality and diversity in Rights Managed and Royalty Free images. Discover our vast range of collections, with engaging photography and illustrations for every project.

Tips and Legal Considerations

To ensure customer confidence in your images and avoid potential legal problems:

  • We cannot change the licence type for an image once it is set in our Portal.
  • We must not submit the same or similar images as different licence types.
  • We may determine the licence type automatically from your answers to some of the marginal note.
  • to avoid legal issues you must never set a licence as RF (but only as RM with restrictions set for “Editorial use only”), if it:
    • Contains people or domestic buildings without releases
    • Solely features a logo, trademark or copyrighted building this is a copyright or trademark violation.
    • Subjects which should never be Royalty Free
  • Web Based Professionals
  • Small & Medium Businesses/Industry
  • We may tell you if we feel the licence type you have assigned is appropriate.
  • You can apply a default licence type to your images.

Exclusivity and Rights Control

  • You can maintain the truthfulness of your rights protection because we report sales in real time in your “Summary of Images sold”.
  • When a customer buys a Rights Managed Exclusive image we automatically prevent the future sale of the licence.
  • If you sell an image exclusively elsewhere, you must restrict sales for that usage or territory for that image on Napol Stock Image.

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