NAVIGATION MENU

0- OVERVIEW

1- PREPARING FILES

2- UPLOADING FILES

3- PROCESSING FILES

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STEP 1 - PREPARING YOUR FILES


Before starting to upload your images, we recommend you take some time to organise your image files and releases. Here are some guidelines and tips to help you with this step.


   

 1- ORGANISING YOUR FILES

 

We recommend that you wait until you have 50-100 files to submit before starting a new submission. We also advise you to keep your files organised so that you can find and process them easily.

A good filing system on your hard drives might look something like this.


/Stock Submissions

/october 2016

/submission 1

/images

image1.jpg

image2.jpg
...

/releases

LastName-FirstName-MR-Signed.pdf

LastName-FirstName-MR-Signed.pdf
...

/submission 2

/images

image1.jpg

image2.jpg
...

/releases

LastName-FirstName-MR-Signed.pdf

LastName-FirstName-MR-Signed.pdf
...

/november 2016

/submission 1

/images

image1.jpg

image2.jpg
...

Etc...

 

 

   

2- IMAGE FILE SPECIFICATIONS


For maximum saleability, please ensure that your images follow the guidelines below.


Minimum File Size xxxx

No minimum size. Ideally, for maximum saleability, images should be 16Mp and upwards.


Maximum File Size  

60 Mb (uncompressed). If your camera creates larger files than this, please resize to 60Mb and, when you caption your images, put in the Internal Notes field that a 'Larger file is available upon request'


Resolution  

300 DPI.


Format   

JPEG only.


Quality  

Q10 Photoshop, Q80 Lightroom. (Not Q12 or Q100)


Colour space  

Adobe 98 RGB colour space or sRGB.


Additional specifications  

No layers, channels.




   

 3- RELEASE SPECIFICATIONS

A model release is a legally binding document, typically signed by the subject(s) of a photograph, granting permission to publish, use and or sell the image in which an individual appears and is clearly recognisable.

A property release is a legally binding document, signed by the owner of a property, granting you permission to publish, use and or sell the image in which the property appears and is clearly recognisable. A property can be a private home, a copyrighted work of art, Maori carvings, a place of business, etc.

Having model and property releases protects you from any potential legal action from one of your models or a property owner. It helps to ensure that models / property owners, photographers and the end user are all aware of what has been agreed to.

In the photography industry, an image cannot be licensed for commercial purposes (i.e. advertising) if it is not accompanied with a release. It may be possible to license the image for editorial use but images licensed for creative use can be sold at a much higher price.

We will not select images that include people and do not have a release. Same goes with images that include a property that can be recognised. So make sure you get these signed before your start your submission.

For now, make sure you have your Model and Property Releases documents saved in a .PDF or .JPG format and stored in one folder. You will need to upload releases into a separate folder to your images.

 

Format xxxx

JPEG or PDF.

 

Maximum File Size  

<200 kb