FAQ

1. The difference between Standard and Expanded license

A Standard license allows to use uploaded images for creating all types of products (except products for resale or free distribution in which the image plays a major role for the product and gives it value).

An Expanded license includes all the rights provided by a Standard one, but it has no limits on the number of copies, prints and demonstrations and also allows to use uploaded images for creating a product for resale or free distribution in which the image plays a major role for the product and gives it value.

The comparison of licenses:

Standard license

Expanded license

For web-site visitors

No limits

No limits

The number of copies or prints of a product

Up to 150 000

No limits

The number of copies of demonstrations of a product for electronic usage

No limits

No limits

The maximum resolution of unmodified image for electronic usage

No limits (the resolution of a file should not exceed the resolution of the screen of your device).

No limits (the resolution of a file should not exceed the resolution of the screen of your device).

Creation of all types of products (except products for resale or free distribution in which the image plays a major role for the product and gives it value).

Permitted

Permitted

Creation of a product for resale or free distribution in which the image plays a minor role for the product

Prohibited

Permitted

Creating a resale or free distribution product in which Image plays a major role in the product and gives it value

Prohibited

Permitted

Web templates and templates for printing

Prohibited

Permitted

Product mark

Prohibited

Permitted

Decoration of commercial space

Prohibited

Permitted

Allowable use:

Digital format: websites, promotion banners; screen savers; desktop wallpapers; software (for PC and mobile devices); e-cards; e-mails; e-books; presentations (PowerPoint, Flash etc.); films; videos; TV advertisements; non-official logos; personal non-commercial use etc.

Digital format: websites, website templates, promotion banners; screen savers; desktop wallpapers; software (for PC and mobile devices); e-cards; e-mails; e-books; presentations (PowerPoint, Flash etc.); document templates; other templates; films; videos; TV advertisements; non-official logos; personal non-commercial use etc.

Print format: press advertisement; printed advertising materials; covers and illustrations for books, newspapers, magazines; cutaways; fliers; posters; CD/DVD covers; wrappers; labels and packaging for goods; stationery: folders, notebooks, pens, pencils, stickers, pendents, calendars; cups and glasses; mousemats; t-shirts; personal non-commercial use etc.

Print format: press advertisement; printed advertising materials; covers and illustrations for books, newspapers, magazines; cutaways; fliers; posters; CD/DVD covers; wrappers; labels and packaging for goods; stationery: folders, notebooks, pens, pencils, stickers, pendents, calendars; cups and glasses; mousemats; t-shirts; personal non-commercial use etc.


2. If I can use the images on my web-site?

Yes! You can use images from Paintingstock on web-sites without any limits on page views or visits. According to the terms of a Standard license, the images also can be used in video posted on the Internet without regard to the size of the audience, you can use images of ornaments on the Internet as a part of advertisements, applications, social media publications, electronic publications and e-mail distributions. Photo and video dissemination services ARE NOT on the list.

3. How to upload images?

After your payment, we send you a link for image downloading, which will be active during 24 hours.

4. Use of images in logos and trademarks.

Use of images in logos, trademarks etc. is not permitted according to Paintingstock trading conditions

However, if you decide to purchase an exclusive license for an image, Paintingstock can grant you exclusive rights including the use of images in logos and trademarks. The cost of the rights depends on various factors, including the author's willingness to sell exclusive rights for his work. Apart from that, the exclusive rights come into effect only from the time of the exclusive contract. Neither Paintingstock nor the author are responsible for the use of images before the conclusion of the exclusive contract. The contract also does not cancel previously licensed use of the image without royalties.

If you want to get exclusive rights for an image, contact us here. Specify the following information, so that we can help you:

Image item

Brief description of how you plan to use the image

Opening price offer

5. What is the Expanded license?

Expanded license is the license of the next level after a Standard one; it is the most powerful license of those available online.

Expanded license allows:

- to use images in your traded goods;

- to carry out unlimited production;

- to use images in multimedia and video production;

- to use images in external advertising with no limits;

- to use images in templates;

- in decoration of commercial property

If you want more opportunities and flexibility in items licensing choose an Expanded license.

The information in the article "The difference between Standard and Expanded license" will allow you to better understand the difference between these two licenses. Our specialists are well versed in the terms of the standard license and the expanded one and will gladly answer your additional questions.

6. Image redownloading.

By purchasing images you get them for good. There are situations when files are damaged or lost. Paintingstock clients can rest easy, being sure that purchased image won't be lost.

By purchasing images you get them for good. Put simply, images can be downloader repeatedly at any moment with no extra payment.

The procedure of reloading

It is very easy to redownload the materials from Paintingstock and the customer will never have to pay twice for an image. You will always be able to check the history of your licenses in your purchase history. There is a list of all the files you have purchased and downloaded earlier. To reload an image contact us, and we will provide you with a link to download the ornament.

7. Is it possible to transfer the license?

You can provide clients with materials from Paintingstock , but neither Standard nor Expanded license allow complete transfer of materials to a third party. That means that you keep the rights to use the materials. If your client want to create a new project or product using the materials licensed by you, he will have to get his own license or ask you to create design.

General information on the use of images in projects

In most cases designers don't have to consider transferring a licence to clients when using images. It means that when a material is a part of a project, a client don’t have to purchase a license. If the client wants to use an image , independently he has to purchase his own license. It is a standard condition for designers downloading our images.

Read the license agreement.

Before downloading and using the images of ornaments in your project read the license agreement carefully. A standard license doesn’t imply the right to transfer a licence to materials to clients. An expanded license may offer more possibilities for the transfer of licences. It also allows the use of images and other materials in commercial projects.

Licensing for a client.

There are situations when a client wants to use use a specific image or other material in an advertising campaign or for other commercial purposes. A designer must purchase a license for such a project, but cannot transfer this license to the customer. On the contrary, the customer will also need to purchase an additional license. If you violate the terms of the license agreement, you can substitute the client and he will have serious and costly legal problems, so it is better to play by the rules. Before you sat to a new design project, warn the customer about the peculiarities of working with our images.

Using our images don't forget about licensing . You may not transfer purchased licenses to customers.

8. Social networking sites

You can use Paintingstock images on social networking sites, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, blogs and newsletters. In most cases, when registering in social networks, users accept their Terms of Service. As a rule, the Terms state that when uploading images, users agree to publish the uploaded images worldwide and for an unlimited period of time, which is allowed under the terms of the Paintingstock license.

What is not permitted?

Use Paintingstock images on sites which take ownership of published materials.

Any use contrary to the terms of the Paintingstock license, such as obtaining copyright on images, etc.

9. Can I use images in the design of books printed by the publisher or on demand?

Books printed on demand

Paintingstock images can be used in custom-made printed products.

These include the following:

Books printed on demand with a small print run.

Books already existing in digital format and printed when the client orders an example.

Expanded license allows printing of such products without limits

Commercial custom-printed products

Paintingstock images can be used in commercial custom-printed products. This requires an Extended License.

10. Can I use the images on billboards?

You can use images on billboards, you will need an Extended License

11. Is it possible to use images on the package?

If you plan to use images for commercial purposes, such as packaging, you will need an Expanded License.

12. Can I use images for web or printed templates?

When using Paintingstock images as part of web pages or printed templates, you must select an Expanded License.

13. Can I use images for custom-made products?

The Extended Paintingstock license allows the use of images on products intended for sale or distribution for advertising purposes. There are no restrictions on the manner of production, i.e. whether the product is included in the company’s assortment or created on request after the customer’s order has been received.

14. Can I save images to use them later?

Paintingstock Images Licenses do not limit the time of images use after downloading. Under the standard license, you can save downloaded images for your own use. Extended license is necessary if you want to use images as elements of digital templates for subsequent sale/distribution.

15. When can I download my images?

The link is valid for 24 hours after receipt.

16. How do I get the check?

The check is formed automatically on the payment page. Select the button "Charge" on the «Payment page»

17. How do I get credentials for cashless payment?

The invoice, the bill of goods will be sent to you by email, as indicated in your personal profile, in PDF format. If you need originals, send us a message and we will send them by Russian Post.

18. How can I change my account data?

It's easy to view and change your account information. First, log in to your Paintingstock account with your username and password. In the left menu, you will see several categories:

Account: Changing of the account information, such as password and contact information

Downloads: Your Downloads

Orders: List of all your purchases (including receipts/invoices)

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