Fotolia offers your creative works for sale under two different types of licenses: Standard and Extended.
Standard Licenses grant rights for up to 500,000 print runs with no expiry dates; images can be used for:
- Websites, blogs, newsletters, and web banner illustrations
- Press articles and magazine illustrations
- Print advertising (magazines and urban displays), commercial documents or packaging
- Slide shows and videos for broadcast and presentations
- Decorating and design elements, including framed images for personal use.
Extended Licenses allow buyers to exceed 500,000 print runs and to use the files for commercial products where the image is the main promotional feature, such as postcards, posters, t-shirts, templates etc.
Fotolia lets you choose your level of exclusivity and the level you choose will determine your royalty rate.
- Total Exclusivity: the highest level of exclusivity, in which Fotolia is the only site or stock photo agency selling your royalty-free files.
If you choose Total Exclusivity:
- You will receive higher royalties (exclusive commissions)
- You will have the ability to raise your selling price (photos, illustrations and vectors)
If you choose Total Exclusivity, you won't have the right to sell any of your images outside Fotolia, except in the following cases:
- Selling of creative works as rights-managed files, on your own or through a company dedicated to this activity
- Selling of works through a personal portfolio website. In such cases, the website shall not offer works for free or sell other author’s works
- Selling of works directly to an end user in accordance with an assignment or work for hire contract
- Selling of works directly to the end user in accordance with an editorial contract
- Selling of prints
- Printing and selling of derivative products (posters, t-shirts, clothing, decorations and the like), whether by the contributor or through a dedicated website. In such cases, the website must not offer works for free or sell other royalty-free creative works
- Partial Exclusivity: a mid-level of exclusivity, at file-level only. Artist portfolios contain both exclusive files (not offered on other websites or through other agencies) and non-exclusive files (offered on other microstock websites or stock photo agencies).
If you choose Partial Exclusivity:
- You will receive commissions outlined in the Partial Exclusivity chart
- You will have the ability to increase the price of your exclusive images
- You will have the ability to increase the price of your non-exclusive images when you reach the emerald rank
- You will have the ability to sell your non-exclusive images at another agency or image bank. (You may not sell your exclusive files at another agency or image bank)
- Non Exclusivity: Lowest level of exclusivity, in which contributing artists sell imagery on both Fotolia and other stock photo sites.
If you choose Non Exclusivity:
- You will receive commissions outlined in the Non-Exclusive chart
- You will have the ability to increase your selling price when you reach the emerald rank
- You may sell your non-exclusive imagery at other stock photo agencies
The number of files you sell determines your ranking and it is this ranking (combined with your exclusivity level) that determines the selling price of your images and the royalties you make from them.
The more you sell, the higher your royalty rate.
- 1 downloaded file (with Credits) = 1 download for your ranking
- 4 downloaded files (with Subscription) = 1 download for your ranking
|Bronze||100 - 999|
|Silver||1,000 - 9,999|
|Gold||10,000 - 24,999|
|Emerald||25,000 - 99,999|
|Sapphire||100,000 - 249,999|
|Ruby||250,000 - 999,999|