The images you find in the section Stock Photos can be licensed under either of the two license models: Editorial and Commercial. Please ask me directly if you are interested in licensing any other image you find on this website.

The Standard-License is the Editorial License. Purchasing an image under the Editorial License grants you the right to use the image in a strictly editorial context (Online and Print) under the conditions you find below. The Commercial License grants you the right to also use the image in a commercial context (Online and Print) under the conditions you find below. Both licenses are single use licenses – the images purchased may be used in one project only.

Editorial License / Editorial Use

The Editorial License (E1, E2, E3 PRO) is the standard license at bilderbook.org. Theoretically any image you purchase from the section Stock Photos can be used in an editorial context. Editorial use cases are for example:

  • to illustrate a text or article (print and online)
  • use as a descriptive visual element in a blog article
  • use in a non-commercial presentation
  • educational use in classes, schools and universities
  • any personal, non-commercial use

A copyright note must be displayed with the picture / near the image as follows: “© bilderbook.org”

Commercial License / Commercial Use

The Commercial License  (C1, C2, C3 PRO) is the ‘extended’ license. It grants you the right to use an image in a commercial context such as:

  • advertising
  • decorative element in print and online publications (e.g. book cover, blog header etc.)
  • ‘Advertorials’ – editorial content that advertising a product or service
  • educational products
  • print for decoration of hotel rooms, holiday apartments, shops etc.

Details:

We are striving to keep the license model as simple as possible. Both licenses are available in three different variants: :

  • E1 and C1: small edition prints / few page impressions / small image sizes
  • E2 and C2: medium edition prints / medium page impressions / medium image sizes
  • E3 and C3: large edition prints / many page impressions / large image sizes

E1 E2 E3 (PRO) C1 C2 C3 (PRO)
  • Print edition up to 5.000 units printed
  • Websites with up to 200.000 page impressions per year
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  • Print edition up to 25.000 units printed
  • Websites with up to 1.000.000 page impressions per year
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*The image stock of bilderbook.org has grown over the years. The actual size of the images may vary – please check if the offeren image size meets your project’s requirements before you purchase a licence. All images are offered as JPG files.


Both licenses grant you the right to use the image in only one project / one article. For additional projects / articles you are asked to purchase a separate license.


Restrictions:

  • Image as a Products: You may not use any of the images in products, that only become products, because of the image – for example T-Shirts, Mouse Pads, Coffee Mugs, Postcards etc.
  • Image Re-Use: You may not re-use an image in different articles, different products. You may not make the image available ‘as it is’ – only if it resides in the context it was originally licensed for.
  • Re-Licensing: The license you purchased is granted to you. You may not sell or rent the license to another person.
  • Branding: You may not use any of the images as a logo or as an image for a trade mark etc.
  • Restricted Context: You may not use any of the images in a context that can be considered pornographic, racist, discriminating, illegal or otherwise against public morals.
  • You may not use any of the images in a context, that would work against bilderbook.org

Purchasing an image license from bilderbook.org you agree that you only purchase the right to use the image and that you do not own the image. The copyright always remains with the original photographer.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Thank you!