- Why do I have to signup to buy an image?
- Are there any limitations regarding the images I purchase?
- What's the different between editorial and commercial licences?
- What's an extended licence?
- What are FotoArabia credits and how do they work?
- I need an invoice for my purchase. How can I get one?
- I purchased an image and there's a problem with it. What can I do?
- I'm a photographer. How I can participate?
Why do I have to signup to buy an image?
Signup is required so that we can associate the purchased image with your account. If your Internet connection fails whilst downloading, you can come back later and re-download the image and grab the invoice for it.
Are there any limitations regarding the images I purchase?
All our images are provided on a royalty-free basis, meaning that you can use them whenever you want and however you want, as long as the image is used correctly in relation to its licence type (either editorial or commercial). Please also note that for reproductions or print-runs involving more than 100,000 impressions, an extended licence is needed.
What's the different between editorial and commercial licences?
Photos with an editorial licence can only be used in a non-commercial news context, such as in newspapers, magazines, blogs, etc. They cannot be used in advertising, product packaging or to make money. Photos with a commercial licence can be used in any commercial or non-commercial context, including advertising. Signed model and property releases have been obtained by FotoArabia, where applicable.
What's an extended licence?
An extended licence is required for using an image in a reproduction or print-run involving more than 100,000 impressions, regardless of whether the image is designated for editorial or commercial use. This applies to books, newspapers, magazines, posters, brochures and other printer material, CDs/DVDs, as well as items for re-sale, such as calendars, t-shirts and other clothing items, mugs, mousepads, games, etc. An extended licence is not needed for use on websites, including digital advertising banners, for any amount of visitor traffic or page impressions.
What are FotoArabia credits and how do they work?
FotoArabia credits are a simple and convenient way for you to make multiple image purchases without having to pay for every purchase individually. You can also save up to 20% off regular image prices. Each credit is worth $1, so for example if an image is priced at $30, it can be purchased for 30 credits. Our credits never expire and you can use them whenever you want and however you want. You can purchase credits in the settings area, under the Buy Credits tab.
I need an invoice for my purchase. How can I get one?
Your purchase history page displays all your past purchases as well as links to automatically-generated PDF invoices. You can customize the invoice details (such as your company name and VAT number) in the settings area, under the Manage Account tab. All your invoices will instantly be updated with the new details.
I purchased an image and there's a problem with it. What can I do?
Please get in touch with us and let us know what went wrong. We'll do our best to sort it out for you.
I'm a photographer. How I can participate?
Go to the Photographers & Agencies link in the footer of this page, signup as a contributor, and start uploading your images. It's that simple.