ANSWERS TO ALL THOSE BURNING QUESTIONS
We have easy guidelines for you to know exactly which size is best to download for various platforms and applications.
For a quick overview, check out the descriptions for each file size on our Pricing & Licensing page.
For more in-depth info on best sizes to use across all social media platforms, see our blog post with simple Social Media Sizing Guide.
Lightboxes are super convenient personal galleries where you can collect images for various purposes. You can save your favorite images, gather images with specific themes, keep organized for your current projects, and even share your specific lightbox gallery with others.
HOW TO CREAT A LIGHTBOX (You must be logged into your account.)
> Click on your name in the menu bar.
> Choose "Lightboxes" from the drop-down menu.
> Click the "NEW LIGHTBOX" button.
> Create a name for your project (and a description, if you like)
Now your Lightbox is ready to add to. You can peruse through the image galleries.
HOW TO ADD IMAGES TO YOUR LIGHTBOX
> Find an image you'd like to add to your Lightbox gallery.
> Click on the little light bulb icon beneath the image.
> Select the Lightbox you wish to add the image to from the dropdown menu.
> Add a name/description if desired
> Click "ADD" button.
Royalty free means that, once you purchase our images, you can use them without giving photo credit, such as mention or link to our site.
Royalty free does NOT mean free to use.
Each photo site has different stipulations regarding their imagery use. Be sure to investigate and get super clear on that before using imagery you find online.
Royalty free does NOT mean that anyone can use WSS images for free, regardless of whether photo credit or hyperlink has been made, images have been screen shot, or embedded onto a page. Doing so without purchasing the image is theft (unless we have gifted the image, such as in our free photo email newsletter gift) - and not to mention super slimy - and is punishable by law for up to $8,000 per image.
There are so many flexible ways you can use WSS imagery to promote, brand and market your business.
Here's a quick list of how you can use your imagery:
- Facebook posts/banners/ads
- Printed marketing materials
- Promos/Special Offers
Check out our blog post on 10 Savvy Ways to Use Your Stock Photos for some inspiration!
Once you've purchased an image, our standard royalty free license includes:
- 100,000 copies in print
- Worldwide use, across all media (except billboards), unlimited time
- Unlimited electronic impressions (website, eBook, etc)
- Personal promotion & marketing: websites, blog posts, social media, ebooks, personal printed marketing materials. product packaging, design elements.
- Commercial Use (requires purchase of Mega File): Story accompaniment (editorial), book covers, commercial advertising.
Extended Licenses are also available to allow additional uses:
- Products for Resale: Usage rights for commercial products when the image is a major component of the design element (examples: greeting cards, memes, inspiration decks, picture books, posters, mugs, shirts, screensavers)
- Multi-Member: For use by multiple people within your business or organization
- Exclusivity Period: Allows exclusive usage rights for a specific period of time from the date of image purchase
- High Usage Print: For printing more than 100,000 copies of the image (web usage is never limited)
Absolutely! WSS images are created in order for you to customize them in any way you need to promote your business. You can overlay your text, logo, alter color and tone, crop and rotate at your free will.
Overlaying text is super easy to do. If you don't use Photoshop, I highly recommend using the free design resource - Canva.
You can read more about this easy-to-use design tool in our Canva Blog Post.
Sometimes the tiniest tweak of composition can make the world of difference when you're cropping an image to fit different formats.
You'll find some very similar images with slightly varied composition in order to provide flexibility for your ease of use.
You've found banner images! These images are strategically crafted in order to leave room for your text or overlay.
Absolutely! You are welcome to alter these images in any way in order to promote your business and inspire more clients.
You cannot, however, sell or give away the memes or wallpapers you create.
I am constantly adding new, fresh imagery to the WSS library. To see the newest additions, you can visit "New Media" in the header menu, or search the library by "date-added".
I am always listening to members and adding imagery based on theme requests.
I'm always listening to WSS members and adding themes to my list based on most popular requests.
I also choose themes based on what inspires me, what's available to me, and where I am (I take my camera with me everywhere I go!) This allows for a lot of diversity.
No. It is not allowed to sell, share, or transfer ownership of any WSS images, under any circumstances. Wellness Stock Shop maintains sole rights to ownership.
When you purchase a membership or individual file, you are purchasing the rights to use the image(s) for your own personal/business use.
If you wish to use a WSS image on a commercial item for sale (greeting cards, wallpapers, mugs, inspiration cards, calendars, photo books, etc), you have the option of doing so by purchasing an extended usage right for the image.
You can use and re-use the image(s) you purchase as many times as you need, forever! There is no limit to the number of times or platforms on which you use it, and your usage rights never expire.
Absolutely. There are no rules restraining you from how many of your personal businesses you can support with the imagery you purchase from WSS. You can use your purchased photos across as many websites and platforms as necessary, as long as they're owned by you. You cannot, however, use the photos you purchase to represent a friend/colleague's website or a website you manage, but whose owner did not purchase the image. They will need to purchase their own imagery, or have you purchase imagery in representation of them.
No. Your partners or colleagues will need to purchase their own imagery to obtain usage rights.
WSS images can be used on commercial products by purchasing extended usage rights for the image. Products for sale (greeting cards, posters, wallpapers, screen savers, inspiration decks, photo books, hats, mugs, etc) that use a WSS image in a significant piece of the design or feature must purchase the extended usage rights.
Yes. We have valid model releases for all imagery with people.
You can upgrade your membership at anytime, no matter which membership you are currently signed up with.
It's super easy to upgrade your membership. Whether you want to upgrade from a standard account (free) or a monthly membership, you need to be logged in to your current account.
Follow these same easy steps to upgrade your account:
- Login to the Photo Store
- Select "Your Membership" in the Header Menu
- Select the Membership level you wish to upgrade to, Save.
- Click "Pay" and proceed to Paypal.
If you need more guidance, CLICK HERE to watch the tutorial video.
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