It depends what you're going to be using the image for but our overview of File sizes and usage will give you a rough idea.
United States, Illinois, Wheeling
A woman in red jacket is paddling calm emerald lake waters.
Model released: Yes
Property released: No
All Licences Compared
How do Licences compare?
RooM (RF) Licence
RooM Extended (RF) Licences
RooM (RM) Licence
RooM Editorial (RF & RM) Licence
|Advertising and promotional projects, including hard copy printed materials, product packaging, presentations, advertising and promotional purpose, film and video presentations, commercials, catalogues, brochures, promotional greeting cards and promotional postcards (i.e. not for resale or licence)||Yes, up to 500,000 copies||Unlimited reproduction/print run licence required for over 500,000 copies||No|
|Publications such as books and book covers, magazines, newspapers, editorials, newsletters and including the resale of these publications||Yes, up to 500,000 copies||Unlimited reproduction/print run licence required for over 500,000 copies||Only for editorial use within such publications|
|Theatrical presentations, including video, webcast and broadcast, and including the resale of these presentations||Yes (unlimited)||Not required||No|
|On-line, electronic, and mobile publications and mobile applications, including web pages and advertising and promotional projects, to a maximum of 800 x 600 pixels display size||Yes (unlimited)||Not required||No|
|Hard copy prints, posters and other reproductions for personal use, but not for resale, licence or further distribution||Yes, up to 500,000 copies||Unlimited reproduction/print run licence required for over 500,000 copies||No|
|Install and use the Content in more than one location at a time or make available or post a copy of the Content on a network server or web server or by a third party provider for use by other users||No||Multi-seat licence required||No|
|Physical Resale (including "on demand sales")
Includes but is not limited to items such as clothing, postcards, greeting cards, mugs, mousemats, posters, calendars, framed artwork (up to 10,000 customers), other consumer merchandise (e.g. Badges, keyrings)
|No||Products for resale licence required, subject to quantity restrictions dependent on the type of product||No|
|Electronic Resale (including "on demand sales")
Includes but is not limited to items such as e-cards or similar, screensavers, powerpoint or keynote presentations, mobile/desktop wallpaper, templates (emails, brochures, web & app development & documents)
|Exclusivity: Basic, Industry specific, Usage specific and Full exclusivity||No||Exclusivity is not covered by any extended licences but it is nevertheless possible to request exclusivity for an RF image. This involves the removal of the image from circulation but it is not applicable retrospectively. Therefore any licences already sold will continue to be valid in perpetuity. An additional fee is payable.||No|
Prohibited uses for all licences
|Use in any logo or trademark|
|Illegal, inflammatory, obsence, libelous or pornographic works|
|Use that depicts personal endorsement by a featured model or person|
|Use that depicts a featured model or person in a sensitive way such as but not limited to mental and physical health issues, social issues, creed, race, disability, gender, sexual activity or preferences, substance abuse, crime, physical or mental abuse|
|Sublicence, re-sell, lend or otherwise transfer stand-alone images or files|
RIGHTS MANAGED IMAGES
Rights Managed images are always provided in the largest file size available, whatever that is for a particular image.
The file size differs depending what type of device it has been created on: before purchase it is made clear what the largest file size is, we don’t have any “larger” files than the one we provide you.
ROYALTY FREE IMAGES
A guide to help you choose the right file size for your particular needs.
Before you download your selected image, you need to be very clear with regards to how you will be using the image and where it will appear. The two most important factors to consider are:
The DPI or printed resolution.
DPI means 'dots per inch' and refers to the amount of detail included in every inch printed. It helps you understand how large an image can be printed.
This will indicate the actual size of the image when printed.
Size really does matter
An image can be reduced to any size without affecting its quality. However, if the image is increased beyond its original size, pixel and/or blur may occur, especially if you scale an image up more than around 10%.
The required resolution of an image for usage such as book and magazine (publishing) printing is typically 300 DPI and above.
The required resolution of an image for usage such as Billboards is typically only 30-150 DPI as there isn't such a requirement for fine detail, because the image is viewed from a distance.