Licensing your photos on the 500px Marketplace

Easily license your photos through the 500px Marketplace. It's quick to setup, customize and completely optional.

What does licensing your photo mean?

A licensed photo can be used for:

Commercial purposes like an advertisement or a campaign

Editorial purposes like newspaper and magazine articles, blog posts, and other written commentaries which gives visual context to a story.

What are all the licensing options for Marketplace? What do these mean?

500px Marketplace currently has two license types:

Royalty-Free (RF) Our royalty-free licenses are worldwide, with unlimited print and/or online impressions, any-media usage with no expiry or seat limit. Once the photo is licensed by the buyer, they can use it as many times as they want and they do not incur any added costs.

Products for Resale (Extended License) Enhanced license grant which includes the ability to incorporate the image into print or electronic products for resale or distribution (including templates and on-demand products) provided that such a product: a) combines the Image with words and/or other graphics or images; or b) the Image is not the primary factor driving the sale of such product.

Exclusive vs non-Exclusive options

Within the Royalty-Free license, 500px Marketplace supports two different licensing options:

Exclusive licensing means that only 500px Marketplace can license the image commercially and you have never licensed this content commercially before through another agency.

Non-Exclusive licensing means you can sell your images through other commercial licensing vendors, or to other commercial buyers, or you have licensed it commercially in the past.

Web Ready vs Print Ready quality

Web Ready Royalty-Free (RF)

Our royalty-free licenses are worldwide, with unlimited online impressions, any-media usage with no expiry or seat limit.

The photos are available at approximately 2 megapixels (72dpi, 1800px minimum on the longest edge) and are $34-$49 USD per photo.

For more details see the Commercial Licensing Agreement.

Print Ready Royalty-Free (RF)

Our royalty-free licenses are worldwide, with unlimited print and online impressions, any-media usage with no expiry or seat limit.

The photos are available at the highest resolution (300 dpi, 3000px minimum on the longest edge) and are $149-$249 USD per photo.

For more details see the Commercial Licensing Agreement.

Pricing

  Web Ready RF Print Ready RF
Core Collection (Price per photo) $ 34 $ 149
Prime Collection (Price per photo) $ 49 $ 249
Photo Dimensions 1800px
on the longest side
> 3000px
on the longest side
Resolution 25" @ 72 dpi >10" @ 300 dpi
Digital Impressions Up to 1,000,000 Up to 1,000,000
Print Reproductions Up to 500,000 Up to 500,000
Unlimited Media Types
Worldwide Usage

Extended licenses

Whatever your project needs, we've got you covered with these license add-ons.

Multi-seat
If multiple members of a team within the same organization need access to a licensed image, a multi-seat extended license is required.
$ 99
Unlimited Print & Digital Run
If any physical print run requires more than 500,000 copies, an Extended License is required. This includes advertising, marketing and promotional materials, newspapers, magazines, books or product packaging. Digital impressions in excess of 1,000,000 require an extended license and includes video, TV & cinema, software & applications, and electronic documents.
$ 299
Items for Resale
Items for resale require an extended license and include posters, wall art, postcards, mugs, t-shirts, on-demand print products, etc., and digital templates for resale including website templates, brochure design templates, e-greeting cards, etc.
$ 499
Extended Legal Warranty
All licensed images come with a $10,000 indemnification for legal coverage. When the imagery is used within the terms of our license agreement, we warrant that the image will not infringe on any copyright, trademark or other intellectual property right or violate any right of privacy or publicity. An Extended License increases that coverage to $250,000
$ 199

End-User License Agreement (EULA)

When uploading your photos to 500px, you have the option to choose what license you would like to share your photo under. This license selection refers to the copyright or ownership you wish to maintain on your photos.

If you intend to sell your photos on the 500px Marketplace, you must select the Standard 500px License in order to submit your photos for sale.

Creative Services

Need help finding the perfect photo? If you're looking for creative services, please contact us directly at sales@500px.com or 1-855-561-4584, x106.