We get asked a lot about how to find and buy licensed images. This can be a tricky process, but luckily we’re here to help! In this article, we’ll give you a step-by-step guide on doing just that.
First things first, let’s start with a definition. A licensed image is simply a photo that you have the legal right to use for your specific needs. You can purchase licensed images from stock photography websites or directly from the photographer.
There are two main types of licenses: royalty-free and rights-managed. Royalty-free licenses allow you to use an image multiple times, for multiple projects, without paying royalties each time. On the other hand, Rights-managed licenses permit you to use an image for a specific project for a set period. The price of rights-managed images will vary depending on how you plan to use them.
Now that you know the basics let’s get into the nitty-gritty of finding and purchasing licensed images.
The easiest way to find licensed images is to search a stock photography website. Some of our favorites include Shutterstock, iStock, and Getty Images. When you find an image you like, click on it to purchase the license.
If you’re looking for something specific or want to support a particular artist, you can also search for images on Google. Just be sure to check the license before using any of the results!
Once you’ve found the perfect image, it’s time to purchase the license. This can usually be done directly on the website where you found the image. Select the type of license you need and follow the checkout process.
There are many ways that you can go about finding and selling licensed images. This blog post will explore a few different options that you may want to consider.
One option is to use a stock photo agency. These agencies typically have a large selection of photos that you can choose from, and they will handle all of the licensing for you. This can be a great option if you need a lot of photos or if you need photos for commercial use. However, it is important to note that stock photo agencies can be quite expensive, so this may not be the best option for everyone.
Another option is to sell your photos through a microstock agency. Microstock agencies are similar to stock photo agencies, but they typically have a smaller selection of photos and charge much lower prices. This can be a great option if you want to sell your photos without spending a lot of money on licensing fees.
Finally, you can always try to sell your photos directly to businesses or individuals. This can be a great way to get started in the business, but it is important to make sure that you are familiar with the licensing process before selling your photos. Otherwise, you could end up getting into some legal trouble.
So, there you have it! A few different options for finding and selling licensed images. Be sure to research and find the option that best suits your needs.
And that’s it! With just a few simple steps, you can find and purchase licensed images for all your photography needs.