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What is is a website that allows photographers to submit their images for sale to the broad audience of potential buyers. When a photo is sold, photographer gets a commission.

Who operates is operated by Image Vortex LLC, a company led by dedicated professionals who strive to give you the very best of their knowledge. Our team has more than 10 years of digital imaging experience, and will help you in every possible way to get the most of

How does deal with copyrights?

Our website is fully compliant with Digital Millenium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. § 512. Should you have any questions regarding copyright violations, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Is secure?

We utilize 128 bit SSL encryption on all sensitive data transfers to ensure highest class of security for our users.

How is personal and other confidential information treated on

We are committed to keeping our members' personal information secure and will not share it with third parties except as required by law. All personal information transferred online is fully protected with 128-bit SSL encryption to provide the best possible security and ease of use.

Can I contact staff?

You are welcome to contact us at any time! Please use our contact page.


How does the purchase process look like?

You can purchase images online with a credit card. After purchase you will have access to the images you bought by logging in to your account on

Is there any subscription and/or registration fee?

No, you only pay for the photos you buy. Registration is free and is handled in a few easy steps when you buy the first photo from

What is the allowed usage for the photos I buy?

Please see our Royalty Free License for details.

Can I resell photos purchased here?

No, our licensing policy expressly forbids that.


Do you require exclusivity when uploading photos to

No, you are free to upload the same photos to any other website at the same time. In other words, we require no material nor author exclusivity.

Do I retain rights to the photos I upload to you?

Yes, you keep the full rights to your photos, and you are also free to sell them through other channels at the same time.

Who is setting prices for my images?

You do! We believe that our photographers have the right to control how their images are sold, so we allow you to set individual prices for your photos in the range of $20 to $300.

Why you allow photographers to price photos within such a big range?

The majority of our stock is competitively and affordably priced, but we also want to attract fulltime professional photographers who want higher prices. Please note that the price you set for each photo will define the sales volume too - so despite of the big range, pricing photos accordingly is an important step in gaining maximum sales volume.

How much commission do I get?

Our payout schedule offers you 70% of the original sale price. You can set the price of each uploaded photo individually at any time. Please see Submission Agreement for more details. When your photo is sold, the amount due to you is credited to your virtual account at ImageVortex, and you can later request a wire transfer to your bank account.

How do I get my payouts?

You can request a payment to be done once the amount of the accumulated commission equals or exceeds US$100. You can choose to receive your payment via PayPal, cheque or a wire transfer to your bank account.

What happens to my photos once they are uploaded?

Each photo is reviewed by our staff, and after successful approval it appears in our public stock collection. Approval might take a few days, and you will be notified by email when it's complete. Our staff will also assign a set of comprehensive keywords to your photo - this helps our buyers locate relevant photographic content when searching our stock collection.

Can I upload any images?

You can upload any images that qualify to the terms of Submission Agreement. Please note that you must have sufficient rights to upload photos to our stock collection. In an event that the photo requires a model release, you must have that available in case buyer requests a release for the licensed photo.

Do I retain my rights to the uploaded photos?

Yes. The license you give us to sell your photos for you is not exclusive, and we have no plans to claim exclusive use for your photos. You are free to sell them as you see fit.

Do you require model and/or property releases?

As we act as an intermediary between buyer and photographer, but if buyer requires a model/property release, an appropriate request will be forwarded to photographer. To ensure correct understanding of this issue, upon submitting his photos a photographer has to check the box specifying that he has a model/property release (if the photo requires it).

Can I upload images that contain logos/company names?

Unfortunately we do not accept photos with logos/company names on them (unless you have a signed release allowing you to sell that particular photo). You can find more guidelines on acceptable content in our Submission Guidelines (available after registration on image submission page).

Is the registration free?

Yes. There are no hidden charges and/or monthly fees for submitting photos to




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