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Understanding Stock Photography Licensing

We often hear about confusion regarding Microstock Royalty Free licensing compared to Premium (or traditional) Royalty Free Licensing in our industry. As promised here is more information to help give a broader understanding of these options. Here you will find information on the types of license rights available at Media Bakery and the license agreements pertaining to our products. We try hard to simplify the legal language here, but be sure to read and understand all of the license agreements from any Stock Agency before you buy. Also se our infographic post for even more.

Microstock Royalty Free Licenses (RF)
Every Microstock Royalty Free image license grants you basic microstock royalty-free usage rights. For a one-time payment, you may use the Licensed Material over and over again for one permitted use such as advertising and promotional projects, web sites, presentations, videos, commercials, catalogs, and broadcasting. Our microstock license for Microstock Royalty Free imagery provides 1 seat license for one User. Please read the Microstock License Terms to fully understand your use rights. Search for Media Bakery Microstock here.

Premium Royalty Free Licenses (RF)
Every Premium Royalty Free image license grants you basic royalty-free usage rights. For the one-time payment, you may use the Licensed Material over and over again for permitted uses such as advertising and promotional projects, web sites, presentations, videos, commercials, catalogs, and broadcasting. Our basic license for Premium Royalty Free imagery provides 10 seat licenses. Please read the Premium RF License Terms to fully understand your use rights.

Premium Rights Managed Licenses (RM)
The term Rights Managed is used to described the temporary use of an image. RM license fees are priced on a per use basis and is often calculated on how many viewers will potentially see the image. The license price is calculated from image display size, placement, geography, medium and duration of use. Please read the Premium RM License Terms to fully understand your use rights.

Search for Media Bakery Premium Royalty Free and Premium Rights Managed images here. Search Tip: use the advance search field on the left to distinguish between Royalty Free and Rights Managed. To view these definitions on our site click  here.

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