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Usage rules

All photos published on are licensed under the ‘Free License’ and ‘CC0 1.0 Universal’ license which means you can use the photos for free, including commercial purposes.

Free license

Expanded license summary:
You can use images in media like:
  • Websites (as long it’s not a website that offers the images for download)
  • Printed items like menus, flyers, packaging, mailers and books (as long as it’s not just a book of photos)
  • Online and offline advertising
  • Social media posts
  • Blogs
  • Presentations
  • Web banners
  • E-books
  • YouTube videos, films, television shows or video games
  • Decor and decoration for your personal home, retail space or office (but not a business selling prints of images as decoration)
  • Educational materials
  • Images may be used for business and commercial use
You cannot do things like:
  • Post images for download in collections of free stock images or wallpapers
  • Claim ownership, authorship, or copyright of images
  • You cannot offer images for sale (No Zazzle, Cafepress, etc.)

Downloaded media MUST be attributed by link or tagline in your blog or webpage next to the content. If you are using content in other formats you are required to attribute “” into the scrolling credits at the end of a production or printed on the materials or merchandise. Attribution should be of such color, size, and prominence so it is clear and easily readable by the unaided eye.

  • You agree never to advertise the photograph(s) as your own work or portray yourself as the author of said work
  • By downloading an image from you agree to all terms and conditions stated on this page
Additional notes:

It is the end user’s responsibility to use images in a lawful way. This license governs the rights of the photographer, and allows the user to acquire the image. But not all images can be used for all purposes, and this license does not affect the rights of persons or companies depicted in the images.

This license does not affect any patent or trademark rights, and does not imply that model or property releases are in place. All brands, logos or product names appearing in any image may be trademarks of their respective owners, and those images should be used only as allowed by law.

CC0 1.0 Universal

Some of the images published on site is distributed under CC0 license. The CC0 license was released by the non-profit organization Creative Commons (CC). Get more information about Creative Commons images and the license on the official license page.


Please note that does not provide any model or property releases. To keep the commercial value of images all logos and trademarks are removed, where it’s was possible, and people are unrecognizable.

Those images distributed by any of these licenses where for various reasons this was not possible are identified and marked as “Editorial”, cannot be used for any commercial, promotional, endorsement, advertising or merchandising use or you may have to obtain permission from the trademark holder for such images.

For clarification, “Editorial” means use relating to events that are newsworthy or of general interest and expressly excludes any advertorial sections (i.e. sections or supplements featuring brand and/or product names or sections or supplements in relation to which you receive a fee from a third-party advertiser or sponsor).

Images identified as “Editorial” can only be used as:
  • Non-commercial uses relating to events that are newsworthy or of general interest
  • In a newspaper or magazine article
  • Illustrate news, commentary, or opinion in newspaper or magazine articles
  • Blog or website posts, social networks (educational and descriptive purposes)
  • Non-commercial multimedia presentations, such as film
  • Textbooks
  • Documentaries
An “Editorial” images cannot be used:
  • In any kind of advertising or promotional material
  • For any ‘advertorial’ purposes, i.e. in sections or supplements in relation to which you receive a fee from a third party advisor or sponsor
  • Promotional articles and graphics
  • Packaging of products for sale

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