imago images supports your journalistic work by providing high quality pictures at fair prices, for the visualization of your projects. Get inspired by our variety of different topics embedded in more than 77 Million amazing photos. Buy the perfect picture license according to your individual purpose of use. Every photo of our database is available for immediate licensing. In our comprehensive online shop you can buy licenses for spectacular pictures for the illustration of numerous articles with editorial content. Currently, picture licenses acquired in our online shop can only be used for editorial purposes and not for commercial products.
Depending on the preferred type of license, the price for purchasing a picture license varies between 19€ and 99€, with further savings possible using our picture packages. In addition, you can obtain all photos at an equal price, regardless of the motif. Our repertoire includes, for instance, spectacular photos of the boxing world championship, unique icon images, highlights from the Red Carpet, impressive nature photography and much more. We provide unlimited access to the entire image database, including special collections, to create the optimal visual supplement for your next project. After the registration, it is possible to save and collect your favourite photos at any time under "My Pictures".
If you have any questions regarding the commercial use of the images, for example for commercials, please contact our sales team by phone at +49 30 7737 8970. If you have any questions about our photo offer, you can contact our picture desk daily from 6 a.m. to midnight by phone at +49 30 4748 0748 You can also submit your request at any time using our contact form.
You can purchase our licenses both as a guest and as a registered customer. However, a purchase on account can only be conducted after a registration. Regardless of the motif, we charge for the acquisition of every single license. This also applies to private persons who are shown in the picture. As an individual person, you can acquire licenses if you are working as an independent picture editor or freelancer. At the moment, we only sell our picture licenses to professional image users.
By purchasing an image license, you are obliged to observe the applicable provisions regarding the personal rights of depicted natural or legal persons when using the images in an editorial as well as in a commercial context. Defamatory or senseless use is not permitted. In the case of commercial use, you must ensure that the rights have been clarified with the persons depicted or the rights holder of the property depicted. Every time our image material is published, a photo credit must be given in the form of an agency and copyright notice. The required information can be found in the image description and the IPTC data for each image. Example: imago images / name of the photographer
In general, you are allowed to use our photos for your projects all over the world. In individual cases, a concrete restriction is made. The respective information regarding these restrictions can be found in the picture description.
You need a multitude of extraordinary photos from our database for your next project? In that case, we recommend you to have a look at our picture packages. Depending on the required number of images, you can choose between the sizes S to XL. The use of the purchased licenses of image packages works in the same way as the purchase of single licenses. After purchase, it is possible to download every single image via the buttons M (Midres-quality) or H (Hires-quality). You are unsure whether the purchase of a package fits your needs? – No problem! To try them, we offer you a single trial-purchase of our attractive cost-saving starter packages. You can choose between 10 midres or 5 hires downloads and can save, depending on the type of license, 59% for web/presentation, 60% for small editions and 71% for all media.
All prices are net prices plus the currently applicable VAT of 5%.
Whether for your newspaper article, exhibition catalogue or social media post – In order to provide a high quality standard, you can download the purchased files as a Hires download (for particularly detailed pictures) or as a midres download (longest side with 768 to 1,000 pixels). Please note that every download will be counted towards reaching your picture package’s limit. The download of the selected file starts automatically after the purchase is completed. If you have a bulletin board saved under „My Images“, you can simultaneously download all images from the collective download of your zip-file. In case you have stored more files than your purchased number of downloads, the downloads will be chronologically conducted until the maximum download capacity is reached.
All downloads are active for 12 months. At the end of this period, the download option expires. However, you can still use your purchased images for an unlimited time. The exact details of a picture can be obtained from the respective description. The description also contains the image size in pixels directly mentioned under the picture number. Based on this, you can ensure that the image you favor will have a high quality as both a printed poster and an image on the smartphone screen. The package you have booked applies to both quality levels. The download of a Hires image, however, corresponds to the download of two Midres ones.
Depending on the preferred type of image use you can choose between three different types of licenses
Based on this type you can use your purchased photo once, in form of an editorial project, for instance, for your next social media post, the design of a website, a customer newsletter, a visual background of a presentation or inhouse projects. Exception: In the case of a cross-channel use of one journalistic article, a multiple use is permitted.
This license type also includes the one-time use of the image licenses, which can be used in an editorial project of your choice. These can only be used in social media, on websites, in newsletters, for presentations and inhouse-projects. In addition, printed products up to 3000 copies are allowed. You can use the downloaded images for example for book covers or posters.
The license type "All Media" is based on the one-time editorial use of all the licences. In opposite to the other two types, this type does not include any restrictions of the type of media and additionally, the possibility to print products does not depend on the print run, inclusive digital editions such as eBooks. On top of that, you can use the photos for publications in the following areas: Social Media, newsletter, presentations, inhouse, television and film productions, information screens, websites and exhibitions. In case it is a journalistic contribution, its use can also be on several channels.
In over 20 years of experience and competence we have built up a loyal and growing customer base. Day by day, we supply well-known newspapers and magazines, television and film productions and various media and news enterprises with our wide range of images. Supported by our global network, consisting of more than 1500 cooperating photographers, we provide qualitatively unique photos for the creative fine-tuning of your individual projects. This includes an appropriate part of the fair remuneration for the purchase of our licenses, dedicated to our professional photographers.
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