Royalty Free (RF) – What is it ?

Royalty Free (RF)
“Free” in this context means “free of royalties (paying each time you use an image)”. It does not mean the image is free to use without purchasing a license or that the image is in the public domain.

  • Pay a one-time fee to use the image multiple times for multiple purposes (with limits).
  • No time limit on when the buyer can use an image.
  • No one can have exclusive rights of a Royalty-free image (the photographer can sell the image as many times as he or she wants).
  • A Royalty-free image usually has a limit to how many times the buyer can reproduce it. For example, a license might allow the buyer to print 500,000 brochures with the purchased image. The amount of copies made is called the print run. The buyer is required to pay a fee per brochure, usually 1 to 3 cents, for additional prints. Magazines with a large print run cannot use a standard Royalty-free license and therefore they either purchase images with a Rights-managed license or have in-house photographers.


Branding – Quote of the week

April 2014 infographics SIBSA

From the collection of over 3 million Indian & International Stock Images, we will share inspiring Quotes in this section.
Please feel free to share if it strikes a cord with you !

INDIAFRICA – A shared future

INDIAFRICA: A Shared Future is a unique people to people initiative that aims at engaging multiple stakeholders in India and Africa through contests, fellowships, discussions, events, collaborative projects and cultural exchanges.

INDIAFRICA is supported by the Public Diplomacy Division, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India and is managed by theIdeaWorks, Enterprise partner
INDIAFRICA works very closely with various institutions in Africa and India to drive this initiative. Visit www.INDIAFRICA.IN



INDIAFRICA Photography Contest 2014 

Are you interested in photography and like narrating a story through photographs? Participate in this contest to win attractive cash prizes and get your work showcases at international platform.

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Start date: 23 January 2014
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Rare Photos of Nazi Germany in Color

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Rare Photos of Nazi Germany in Color

Amazing collection of rare color photos of Nazi Germany taken in 1930’s Berlin by Thomas Neumann. Till this day pictures were kept in secret Norwegian archives and just recently have been uncovered for the public eye.


War movies and images have always fascinated me. I can read up any amount of material and look at war and historic images for days on end without feeling tired. Being in the business of visuals by choice is not because I am a photographer but a curator. I find immense satisfaction looking at visuals and the story that they narrate. I found this today and think its worth sharing for those of you interested. – Sugandha