Royalty-Free Digital Licensing

Virtually all the photographs on our website (except professional sports) are available in standard digital (.jpg) format under the terms of a royalty-free digital license agreement for use in commercial projects or for personal use.

Each image is licensed on a royalty-free basis. This doesn't mean that they're free to use - it means that after you pay once for a license, you can use the file in almost any way you want, as often as you want, forever, without paying Meta4 Communications a royalty each time you use it subject to the terms of our royalty-free license agreement as shown below.

Our photos are generally available for purchase as described in the table below: 

Royalty-Free Digital Photo Items

Description Intended Purpose Image Size (Longest Side)
Royalty-Free Large Full page cover artwork;
Banners and large signs
Maximum 6,000 pixels
Royalty-Free Medium Printed brochures and mailers Maximum 3,000 pixels
Royalty-Free Small Small printed pieces;
Web site home page artwork
Maximum 1,000 pixels
Royalty-Free Web Web sites and e-mail blasts Maximum 500 pixels

Royalty-Free Commercial Use Digital Download License Agreement

Meta4 Communications ("Owner") of the copyrighted photograph or video being purchased (the "Work"), hereby grants you the non-exclusive, non-assignable, non-sublicensable, and perpetual right to use, reproduce, and distribute the copyrighted Work and to incorporate the copyrighted Work, in whole or in part, into derivative works for sale and distribution.

You are prohibited from using the Work for any other purpose, including: selling or distributing electronic copies of the Work as standalone files or as part of a product from which a person is able to extract the Work as a standalone file; distributing the Work in or as part of an electronic template (e.g., as an image available in a word processing or web page creation application)  intended to be reproduced by third parties on electronic or printed products; or using the Work as part of a trademark, service mark or logo.

Owner retains all other rights in the Work and any derivative work, including without limitation, the right to use, copy, sell, license, and distribute copies of the Work in all markets and territories.

In consideration for the grant of this non-exclusive license, you agree to pay Owner the amount specified, due and payable immediately prior to your downloading a digital copy of the Work.

This Agreement shall be construed and enforced in accordance with the laws designated by Owner, now or in the future.