What's the Difference and Which is Right for Your Project?
Alaska Stock Images offers flexibility in using professional imagery for commercial advertising, editorial and corporate use. We offer both Royalty-Free and Rights-Managed imagery. While it may seem that price and licensing use are the main differences between the two, there are other factors to be considered when choosing between Rights-Managed images and Royalty-Free.
Here are the differences at a glance, but please review the comparison chart below and the links to read about each factor.
RIGHTS MANAGED (RM)
When should you choose a rights-managed image? Clients generally choose rights-managed images when the image will be used for a high-profile project such as print advertising, brochure & catalog covers, retail products and more. Higher licensing fees & the fact that the use of rights-managed images is tracked, help prevent these images from saturating the market and therefore help reduce potential conflicts of use. Alaska Stock Images offers a greater selection of Rights-Managed images.How are the fees calculated?
The fees and usage rights for rights-managed images are based on the specific project's criteria:
When should I choose royalty-free images?
How are the fees calculated?
This is by far THE MAJOR and most critical difference between Rights-Managed and Royalty-Free imagery no matter who you are buying it from. Alaska Stock keeps a complex database of all sales made from our Gold Collection of rights-managed images. This database shows all sales made, dates of use, end client, industry and more. This protects YOU against use by a competitor and allows you to have full knowledge of the use of an image by anyone.
Our Alaskan-Express royalty-free collection, (and other agencies selling royalty-free images) is not monitored for what clients are using what images.
All of Alaska Stock's images, both rights-managed and royalty-free, are the highest professional quality obtainable.
Alaska Stock's Rights-Managed images covers just about every aspect of life in Alaska. Over 275,000 Alaskan pictures are available for you to choose from. If you are in need of a specific place or subject matter, we most likely have it in this collection.
Our Alaskan Express Royalty-Free section provides a wide range of images which are generally associated with Alaska (wildlife, landscapes, popular cities, recreation, etc.) but does not go into the editorial, story-telling images about specific locations, industries, people etc. The collection also provides a selection called "On White." These are images of people and objects shot on a white background and include a clipping path. These are images of people in dress common to Alaska such as a fisherman, skier, hiker etc. The "On-white" selection also includes commonly used Alaskan objects like outdoor recreation gear (snowshoes, camp stove, hats, gloves, fishing lures etc.) Our Alaskan Express collection provides a selection of over 3,000 images.¬†
Alaska Stock's Rights-Managed images are licensed on a per-use basis for specific uses. For instance, one-time use in a 20,000 press run brochure in the beverage industry distributed only in New York. Or...Advertising use for the insurance industry in national magazines with unlimited insertions. This is how we keep track of the usage so no competitor uses the same image in the same industry in the same time period.With Alaska Stock's Express Collection of royalty free images, you are free to use the image for almost any purpose (see complete RF license)for as long as you want. We do not allow you to use any of our images in a way that may seem pornographic, defamatory, libelous, slanderous or imply that the person in the image endorses a specific product or service. ¬†Also the images cannot be re-sold or put into a retail product that is sold.
Alaska Stock's Rights-Managed images are priced according to usage. We take into consideration the size, placement, and forum the image will be used in as well as the uniqueness of the image and price it accordingly. This can range from a few hundred dollars to several thousands depending on use. We attempt to make it as simple as possible. An exact fee can be dermined by clicking on the pricing icon under any thumbnail in your search.
Alaska Stock's Alaskan Express Collection of Royalty-Free imagery is priced ONLY on the file size you purchase:
For purchases made through your account executive, delivery can be made according to your preference of one of these methods: email, FTP, online dowload.