Frequently Asked Questions - For Contributors
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What Is SnapMarket?
How Do I Sell My Images On SnapMarket?
How Much Commission Will I Earn From My Images?
What Kind Of License(s) Are My Images Sold With?
Why Has My Image Been Marked 'For Editorial Use Only'?
What Is A Model Release?
Do I Need A Model Release For Photos With People In Them?
What Is A Property Release?
Do I Need A Property Release For Photos With Property In Them?
Will A Buyer Of My Image Receive The Model Or Property Release?
What Kind Of Images Should I Upload?
How Do I Upload My Images?
How Do I Upload A Vector File (AI,EPS,etc)?
What Kind Of Photo's Should I Upload?
Can I Sell Other Peoples Images?
My Image Was Rejected, Why?
What is SnapMarket?
SnapMarket is an online marketplace of images and illustrations that users can purchase and download or contributors can upload and sell. We believe we are one of the cheapest stock image websites in the world and we also pay very generous commissions to our contributors / photographers.
How do I sell my images on SnapMarket?
You can sell your images by signing up as a contributor. To sign up as a contributor, please click here. When asked for your membership type, choose 'For Contributors'.
How much commission can I expect to earn from my images?
To view our commission rates, please click here.
What kind of license(s) are my images sold with?
Most of the images on SnapMarket are sold with our royalty free license or an editorial use only license. Our royalty free license means a user can purchase and download an image and use it as many times as they like. A user can use a purchased royalty free image for domestic or commercial use in online, offline and print media. A user CANNOT re-sell or distribute your image but they CAN use it in works to be sold such as: website templates, greeting cards, products, calendars, etc. An editorial use license means that a buyer can only use your image for personal or editorial use, an image will be marked as editorial use only if it contains distinguishable people (celebrities), products, brands or trademarks. If you do not agree with these license terms, please do not upload your images to SnapMarket. Please read the next question for more information on Editorial Use Only licensed images.
Why has my image been marked 'For Editorial Use Only'?
Some of the images on SnapMarket will be marked as 'Editorial Use Only'. These images must only be purchased and used for editorial or personal, non-commercial use. Images which contain distinguishable brands, logos, trademarks and known people (celebrities) will be classed as editorial use only images. SnapMarket will be in no way responsible for the misuse of images purchased from it's site. If you would like your image to be licensed as a usual 'royalty free image', it must be edited to a point where any subjects in the image are no longer recognisable as the brand, trademark or business in question.
What is a model release?
A 'model release' is a legally binding contract between a photographer and a human model used in a photo. Basically it is a written contract that the model gives permission to the photographer to sell or use the images in a certain way. Please see the next question for more information on whether you need a model release for your photo.
Do I need a model release for photos with people in them?
Yes, any images where a person can be identified by their face, body, clothing, tattoos or any other distinguishing features must have a model release, even if it is a photo of yourself. You can upload your filled out model release forms when uploading your images. If you have multiple images with the same person in each of them, you must attach a model release form to each one. Just to be safe, it is best you obtain a 'model release' for ANY images you photograph with a person in them, even if it is the back of them or just a silhouette. Images where a person is unidentifiable like a crowd of people far away, or where a person is not the main subject of an image will not need a model release.
Not attaching a model release to any images containing a person will result in your photo being rejected.
For more information on releases including sample/template model releases please click here.
What is a property release?
A 'property release' is a legally binding contract between a photographer and an owner of property used in a photo. Basically it is a written contract that the owner of the property gives permission to the photographer to sell or use the images in a certain way. Please see the next question for more information on whether you need a property release for your photo.
Do I need a property release for photos with property in them?
Yes, if the property in the image can be clearly identified you must have a property release, even if it is a photo of property you own yourself. You can upload your filled out property release forms when uploading your images. If you have multiple images with the property in each of them, you must attach a property release form to each one. Just to be safe, it is best you obtain a 'property release' for ANY images you photograph with a distinguishable property in them.
Not attaching a property release to any images containing an easily identifiable property will result in your photo being rejected.
For more information on releases including sample/template property releases please click here.
Will a buyer of my image receive the model or property release?
For privacy reasons the model or property release will NOT be transferred to the buyers of any images, it is simply kept on record with SnapMarket should future issues with the image arise. If the need arises and a buyer needs a copy of the model or property release they can request one from us. For privacy, we will only send them the release with all model personal details removed.
What kind of images should I upload?
Only images that you have created/photographed can be uploaded. Images must be of high quality and uploaded in JPG format at 300 dpi. If your images are not of high quality, unfortunately they will not be approved. If you would like to upload a vector file (AI,EPS,etc.) please click here for instructions on how to do so.
How Do I Upload My Images?
Uploading images is very easy and straightforward. To learn how to upload and add images. Please click here.
How Do I Upload A Vector File (AI,EPS,etc)?
Uploading a vector file is similar to uploading a normal image but you must attach a thumbnail/image to your file. To learn how to upload a vector file (AI, EPS, etc). Please click here.
What kind of photo's should I upload?
You can upload any kind of photos that you think would sell. Photos must not contain any pornographic or offensive material, must be a high quality JPG at 300 dpi and be that of your own.
Can I sell other peoples images/photos?
You can only upload images/photos that you have created or photographed unless you have prior permission from the original owner to sell their work.
My image was rejected, why?
All of the images on SnapMarket are manually analysed by us before they are approved and go public. There are many reasons an image may not be approved. Some of these could be: It contained pornographic or offensive material, it was bad quality, it was a small size, it was not an original image. If your file was rejected please do not be discouraged by this and keep trying other images. If you would like to know why your image was rejected, please contact us.