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How can I use a stock photo I find online?

A lot of times when you find an image online that you want to use it might not be that clear what you need to do in order to legally license the image and use it for your creative project. Whether there are questions surrounding the license type, the usage, any restrictions, who the actual copyright holder is or if your usage requires a model or property release. To sum up some of the ways you can use photos at Cutcaster we created this short writeup to show you how you can use Cutcaster images?

Cutcaster images may be applied to the following uses (in most cases limited to 500,000 copies under our Standard License):

• You can use any images in advertising posters and brochure design for use in promoting the sale of other products.

• Within editorial or advertising copy in newspapers, magazines, books, book covers, school textbooks, editorials and directories.

• In coordination with opt-in marketing.

• For product packaging.

• On letterhead and business cards, brochures, pamphlets, catalogs and on pop-up and/or panel displays for use in trade shows or at conventions.

• In multimedia presentations and incorporated into film and video for distribution and/or sale in the home video market OR for broadcast and/or theatrical display..

• Use as a background image or splash screen within software .

• On cover art and/or artwork used on in CD or DVD .

• In eBooks for any e-device reader, including multi-seat license electronic textbooks.

Please note, certain restrictions apply depending on whether you’re purchasing the images under a Standard Licensing contract or if you are purchasing an Extended License (EL). You can learn more about the differences between licenses by clicking on this link to our legal page.

Are there ways I CANNOT use Cutcaster images?

There are some use cases, in which you are prohibited from using an image purchased from Cutcaster under our Standard License. These include:

• Print runs exceeding 500,000 copies unless an Extended License is purchased which would give you an unlimited print run.

• Print on demand (POD) projects such as wallpaper, postcards, mousepads, mugs, t-shirts, posters, giclee prints, artwork and other items.

• Any unbecoming or derogatory depiction of the model or persons pictured in an image, including use of models in pornographic material, political endorsements and alcohol, drug, or tobacco campaigns.

You also cannot:

• Resell or share Cutcaster content.

• Use any Cutcaster image as part of a trademark, service mark, or company logo.

• Try to depict that the image was created by you or anyone other than the copyright holder of that image.

Please always read the contract first before you buy any images form Cutcaster and consult your legal team if you have specific questions. We are here to help but are not a substitute for your specific usage. Feel free to contact us at webmaster AT cutcaster DOT com.

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Cutcaster now offers Free Photo Research

Let us turn your words into picture perfect photos that beat your expecations and save you money and time.

We know when you do something yourself you will do it right and it is hard to trust someone to do research for you, but why not leverage our free photo research and delegate it to us for a chance to show you what we can do.

Need an extra set of hands, eyes and team members to help you find the perfect image you are looking for. Pass it on and hand it over to Cutcaster.

We can easily integrate into any team environment or unique workflow that you have. Let’s have a brainstorm session and uncover eye-popping imagery for your brief.

To save you time, we offer a free picture research service at Cutcaster, in order to help you better locate images you might never have found yourself.

Cutcaster employs a team of highly trained photo and illustration researchers who know our collection better than anyone else. If we have it, they will find it for you.

Save hours in your day by letting us do some of the research for you. We will often turn research around in an hour or less and larger ones take us less than 24 hours. Please email creativedirector@cutcaster.com for more information.

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Avoid getting “ISB” at Cutcaster

ISB. You may have never heard of it but you might already be suffering from its’ effects. What is it and can it be cured?

Well. Photo buyers and researchers have been known to collapse of boredom, exhaustion and image overload because of ISB. Just check out the poor chap below. Are you bored of the same old tired stock photos and illustrations that have outdated technology, no diversity, clothes from the 70′s and feel way too posed? Do you wish there was a great and new source of stock photos, illustrations, vectors, clipart or any kind of user generated images that was authentic, non-cheesy, editor-reviewed and had all the clearances you needed?

Don't get image search boredom when looking for stock photos, illustrations or vectors

You can avoid “Image Search Boredom,” by choosing to search for your stock photos and royalty free images at Cutcaster. Any of the files at Cutcaster can be used for advertising and promotional projects, including hard copy printed materials, product packaging, presentations, film and video presentations, commercials, mobile applications, catalogues, brochures, promotional greeting cards and promotional postcards, entertainment applications, such as books and book covers, magazines, newspapers, editorials, newsletters, and video, broadcast and theatrical presentations up to 500,000 copies, on-line, electronic, or mobile publications, including use on web pages, hard copy prints, posters and other reproductions for personal use or promotional purposes. Cutcaster photo and illustration marketplace can help you with any of your creative needs. Visit www.cutcaster.com to find the best content at the best prices ready to be downloaded and used immediately.

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