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Types of License

I have images available to license in a variety of ways. The type of license depends not he image, and some images offer multiple license options. You can select an appropriate license when adding the image to your cart.

Note that some images are only available to license for Editorial Use only as they do not have the necessary clearance to use in a commercial setting, or they are not appropriate for such use.

Royalty Free

This license entitles you to use the image you purchased the license for in the following way:

  • Up to 250,000 copies in print
  • Worldwide, on any kind of media, for unlimited time
  • Unlimited use electronically (web, eBook, etc.)
  • Commercial use, e.g., advertising, broadcast media, annual reports, story accompaniment (editorial), blog posts, websites, design elements, book covers, product packaging, etc.

You bear sole responsibility for using the image in accordance with the license terms.

The standard royalty free license does not allow you to use the image on products intended for resale, where the image is the featured or main design element. For that you will need an extended license:

Royalty Free - Extended

  • Unlimited Print : Allows you to print over 250,000 copies of the image (Electronic use is always unlimited)
  • Products for Resale: For use in commercial products in which the image is a featured design element. Samples would be, greeting cards, posters, calendars, mugs, key-chains and so on.

You bear sole responsibility for using the image in accordance with the license terms.

Rights Managed

A license for Rights Managed images is based not he single use of an image, for a duration. These are the terms that you select from the available options when selecting the license. For Rights Managed Images the following terms apply:

  • You can only use the image for the use specified when selecting the license
  • You can only use the image for the duration specified when selecting the image.
  • You can only use the image in the medium specified when selecting the image
  • If you require multiple uses, you must select multiple licenses
  • At the end of the duration, if you are to continue using the image, you must purchase an additional license.
  • You bear sole responsibility for using the image in accordance with the license terms.

Editorial Use

Editorial use images are only available to use in an editorial context. This means News, or other narrative content, where the Image will not be used for commercial or advertising. As with Rights Managed, the following terms apply:

  • Image can only be used for editorial content (News, Editorail Magazine, Essays, Documentries etc)
  • Images should be credited with the credit: “Thomas Fitzgerald Photography” when published online or in a publication.
  • You can only use the image for the use specified when selecting the license
  • You can only use the image for the duration specified when selecting the image.
  • You can only use the image in the medium specified when selecting the image.
  • If you require multiple uses, you must select multiple licenses.
  • At the end of the duration, if you are to continue using the image, you must purchase an additional license.
  • You bear sole responsibility for using the image in accordance with the license terms.

Personal Use

Personal use licenses are a reduced cost license that entitles you to use the image for personal use. This means you can use it on your home computer or personal device for your own use so long as the image is not shared with others or shared on the internet in any way. This includes screen savers, desktop pictures and so on. You may also print the image for personal use, so long as it’s not for a commercial project.

  • Images are for personal use only
  • Images may not be used commercially
  • Images should not be used in websites, social media or otherwise shared on the internet
  • Images may be printed for personal use, in a home setting only. For display in an office or other public space, a commercial license needs to be purchased.
  • Use by a Church, Religious Organisation or Charity does not constitute personal use. A commercial license must be purchased.
  • You bear sole responsibility for using the image in accordance with the license terms.