How can I License and Download a High Res Image
You must be registered to download high resolution images.

Click here to register.

Once you've registered and found all the images you need, there are several ways to proceed:

1. ONLINE PURCHASE VIA CREDIT CARD:

  • Click the calculator icon below the thumbnail to price your image using the pull-down menus and then click “Add Image to Cart” OR
  • Click on the cart icon beneath the image to add it to your cart for pricing later.
  • To check out, click on the "My Cart" tab. You will be asked to price any un-priced images before proceeding, using the pricing calculator.
  • Follow the prompts and enter the license information
  • Confirm that the licensing terms are correct and click "Buy with a credit card".
  • Fill out your credit card information and click "submit".
  • Once your credit card payment is approved, you'll see a link to the page where you can download your images.
  • A receipt and our full licensing agreement will be emailed to you.

2. "INSTANT INVOICING" WITH ON-ACCOUNT DOWNLOAD ACCESS:

  • If you have been approved for 24/7 download access and want to be invoiced immediately for an image(s) that you wish to use, but do not want to pay by credit card, use the cart as above:
  • Click the calculator icon below the thumbnail to price your image using the pull-down menus and then click “Add Image to Cart” OR
  • Click on the cart icon beneath the image to add it to your cart for pricing later.
  • To check out, click on the "My Cart" tab . You will be asked to price any un-priced images before proceeding, using the pricing calculator.
  • Follow the prompts and enter the license information
  • Confirm that the licensing terms are correct and click "Buy on Account".
  • You will be redirected to a page from where you can download your images.
  • Your invoice and licensing agreement will be emailed to you immediately.

3. "INVOICE LATER" WITH DOWNLOAD ACCESS:

  • If you have been approved for Download Access you can obtain high-resolution images 24/7 and be invoiced only for the images used once final choices have been made.
  • Download your images by clicking the “Download High Res” link on the preview page for the image. There is also a link to download a text file with caption and credit information.
  • You will be prompted for basic usage information so that we can follow up if necessary.
  • Contact your Account Representative for pricing information or use the pricing calculator.
  • Once you report your usage to us we will invoice you by email
  • Invoices can be paid by credit card, check or wire
  • To apply for Download Access, click here.

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Do you supply royalty free images?
Yes, we offer over 6,000 RF images on the Photo Researchers’ site, and that number continues to grow.

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How can I get pricing information?
RIGHTS MANAGED PRICING (RM)
From the search results page, click "get pricing" below the thumbnail, or from the preview window click "View pricing for this image" in order to open our easy-to-use pricing calculator. Pricing is based on usage parameters such as:

Reproduction size (1/4 page, 1/2 page, full page).
Print run or circulation.
Placement (cover or inside).

Once you have specified the necessary parameters, a price will appear below the image. If you are unable to match the usage selections to your job, please feel free to contact us to discuss pricing your project.

Rights Managed (RM) images offer the greatest pricing flexibility, as the reproduction fee depends specifically upon how the image is used. It also gives you the option of requesting exclusivity (for an additional fee). Exclusivity means that images you purchase may not appear elsewhere within a specified market. This is important when selecting images for corporate branding or other high-profile use. We can only offer exclusivity on rights-managed images.

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What are the benefits of Rights Managed images?
Rights Managed (RM) images offer the greatest pricing flexibility, as the reproduction fee depends specifically upon how the image is used. It also gives you the option of requesting exclusivity (for an additional fee). Exclusivity means that images you purchase may not appear elsewhere within a specified market. This is important when selecting images for corporate branding or other high-profile use. We can only offer exclusivity on rights-managed images.

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Are unlimited and/or exclusive rights to an image available?
Yes, they are for many Rights Managed images. We can quote reproduction rights for any combination of exclusivity whether it be for a period of time, for a specific industry, territory, or media or for a complete "buy out" (any and all purposes in perpetuity). Just contact your sales representative.

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How do I get pricing for Royalty Free (RF) images?
RF (Royalty Free) pricing is based on the size you need for reproduction.
As with RM images, click "get pricing" below the thumbnail on the search results page, or from the preview window click "View pricing for this image" in order to open our easy-to-use pricing calculator.

There is no pricing flexibility for RF (Royalty Free) and exclusivity is not available.

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I have seen a Royalty Free image on the site of an agent or photographer who you represent but the image is on your site as Rights Managed. Can I license it as either Rights Managed or Royalty Free?
No, you would have to license it as it is offered on our site; there are various reasons why there may be a discrepancy between our site and the photographer's or agent's site, but in nearly all cases, we can only license the image as it appears on our site.

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I have licensed an image in the past that’s Rights Managed and it is now available as Royalty Free; can I now license it as Royalty Free?
Yes, you may re-license it as RF. Some editorial buyers may find it MORE economical to renew or extend the initial rights purchased for an image. We would advise you to speak with a Photo Researchers representative to see what type of license would be most appropriate for your job.

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When is a release required?
Model releases are only required if the subject matter includes a recognizable person and the image is used in connection with a COMMERCIAL rather than EDITORIAL purpose. Images without people or distinctive property can be used without a release for commercial or editorial purposes.

COMMERCIAL: Commercial purpose includes the use of an image to sell or promote goods and/or services or if the image is incorporated as part of commercial merchandise. It is your responsibility to determine if your use requires permission or not.

EDITORIAL: Editorial purpose includes the use of an image to illustrate a subject that is newsworthy or of interest to the public.

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