Any images that you submit to the marketplace must meet our basic technical standards regarding image resolution and image quality. These are industry standards, created to make sure images can be purchased for as many different uses as possible and to reassure clients that they can use images they select in the way they want to.
You do not need to add this information at the upload stage but when one of your images is selected for commercial sale, you will need to add a caption, short image description and keywords to the image before it can go live.
When you upload your images, our system will automatically import any metadata that you have saved to your image file. This means that if your image already has the minimum requirement of a Title and Five or more Keywords, unless you want to, you will not need to add any more information to that image.
If your image requires model and/or property releases they will still need to be added to each image.
They are significant words or phrases that are used to describe an image and they are sometimes referred to as tags.
There is a minimum of 5 keywords required before an image can go live. Make sure that you are using the most important words to describe the image.
Keywords need to be accurate and specific. It’s important to think about what’s relevant about the image and what the focus is. Adding inappropriate or erroneous keywords simply makes it harder for clients to find what they’re looking for which is bad for business.
All captions, descriptions and keywords must be submitted in English.
You can easily add this information to any of your uploaded images in your profile page.
Yes. You can make changes to your caption, description and keywords before your selected images go live.
For inclusion in the most commercial Creative RM and Creative RF collections, you will need a model release for each identifiable person in the photograph. This is not limited to recognizable faces as there can be other identifying features and people can for example be depicted in photographs as well. Each person needs to sign a release.
Yes. You still need to sign a model release.
Yes. You will need to get permission from the executor of the person’s estate if there is one. If not, then the next of kin would have to sign on their behalf.
You can download model release apps approved by RooM in the ‘RooM Approved Model and Property Release Apps’ section at the bottom of this page. Only the RooM approved app versions may be used. Alternatively you can download a model release form here
It is advisable and preferable to use our release form but you can use your own provided it includes the relevant information, specifically, a photo, full name, full contact details, date of birth, date and location of shoot and photographer name. The form then has to be signed and dated by the photographer and model or model’s legal guardian.
Yes, an image selected for sale that requires a model release but does not have one, may be selected for the RooM Street (Editorial) RM collection.
It is a legal document signed by the owner of a property confirming that the image can be used commercially. It also extends beyond property and can include personal property such as pets.
Generally, you need a release when photographing recognizable properties or details of properties. Anything that can be considered unique or easily recognizable qualifies.
A property release needs to clearly include the following information: name and description of the property, name of the owner or legal representative, caption (owner, legal representative etc.), date of shoot and photographer name. It must be dated and signed by both the owner and photographer.
You can download property release apps approved by RooM in the ‘RooM Approved Model and Property Release Apps’ section at the bottom of this page. Only the RooM approved app versions may be used. Alternatively you can download a property release form here
Yes, an image selected for sale that requires a property release but does not have one, may be selected for the RooM Street (Editorial) RM collection.
Currently we are unable to accepted model and property releases generated via any app in China. However, we may be able to accept a Chinese language model or property release generated via an approved app and signed outside of China. Images associated with this release may still be licensed in China.
RooM will continue to review new model and property release apps as they are launched. However, contributors are responsible for ensuring they are using the correct version of our approved model release apps at the time of image upload to RooM.