About Us

Stock Images Africa is a “self-select” collection or archive of royalty-free images, illustrations and vectors of common places, landmarks, nature, events or people, that can be licensed for use and reused for commercial design purposes. It’s a way for companies or individuals to obtain photographs without having to hire a photographer for a specific shoot.

 

What is a Stock Image (photo)?

A stock image is basically a royalty-free image that is commercially available to the general public.

An electronic photograph used for creative or business purposes in lieu of hiring a photographer for a given project.

  • What do we mean by Commercial use vs. Editorial use?

Generally speaking, “commercial use” means a message intended to help sell a product, raise money or
to promote something. An example would be an advertising, promotional, marketing, advertorial or
merchandising use. This is in contrast to an “editorial use” intended to report a newsworthy event or
illustrate a matter of general interest.

 

  • Stock Images Africa uses two types of image license models?

Royalty-free:

In photography and the illustration industry, royalty-free (RF) refers to a copyright license where the user has the right to use the picture without many restrictions based on one-time payment to the licensor. The user can therefore use the image in several projects without having to purchase any additional licenses.

Rights-managed:

Rights-managed works are licensed on a use-by-use basis. Price of the license takes size, placement, duration of use and geographic distribution into account. Exclusive rights to work are available for rights-managed products.