How to purchase images on this site
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Any copying, usage and/or distribution is strictly prohibited.
> We have endeavored to create an easy to search database for our growing collection of images. As you can see there are numerous categories to browse. You can also enter keywords in the search box to narrow your choices. We have embedded keywords into all the image collections to respond to more selected searches. The scope of your search results will be determined by your selection of keywords.
> Quick Search - By default the system uses "Match at least one keyword" for the quick search function. If you input "beautiful sunset" (without the quotes) into the quick search field, then the search function will return results for any media that contain either "beautiful" OR "sunset" in its properties.
The system supports the "AND" and NOT" operands in the quick search function by the use of the plus sign (+) and minus sign (-) respectively in front of the keywords.
If you input "beautiful +sunset" (without the quotes) into the search field, the system will only return results for any media that contain both keywords "beautiful" AND "sunset" in its properties.
If you input "beautiful "sunset" (without the quotes) into the search field, the system will return results for any media that contain the keyword "beautiful", but this media can't contain the keyword "sunset" in its properties.
Note: There must not any spaces between the second keyword and the input operands (+), (-) keywords.
> Advanced Search - The advanced search function doesn"t use the same algorithms as above. It offers options allowing you to choose which operand you want to use for your searches.
There are three options available.
Match at least one keyword
The system will return results for any media that contain either one of the input keywords in its properties.
Match all keywords
The system will only return results for any media that contain all input keywords in its properties.
Match exact phrase
The system will only return results for any media that contains the exact input keyword phrase in its properties.
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> The Lightbox is YOUR collection of images. You may add up to 30 images to your lightbox. If you wish to purchase an image that is in your lightbox, click on the thumbnail to view the enlarged image. Select the items that you want to purchase and click on the "add to cart" button.
> The shopping cart displays your order details, if you wish to delete an image from your order before proceeding to checkout, simply hit the remove link on the right side.
> You will need to login to checkout your order. If you are new to the site please complete the registration form to create a username and password. This information is stored, so that you can return to the site to make future purchases and so that we can review your orders.
> We utilize PayPal for purchases made on this site. It allows you to pay with your credit card, and there is no need to set up a Paypal account.
> If you do not want to use our online ordering system, please Contact Us, and we will be happy to make other arrangements.
> This page shows your order history and also allows you to download any instant download orders.
Image File Download Terms
> Images and Video Clips are available as digital files which you can download. All digital files, whether for web use or print use are "Rights Managed". Our terms are as follows:
> If used for the Web, these files can be used on one domain only (i.e. www.yourdomainname.com) They can be used on as many web pages within that domain as you desire.
> When used for a publication, you are granted a licence for a ONE TIME USE - This means that you can use the image for one type of publication. If you use the image in a brochure, you do not have the right to then create a new product such as a magazine ad which uses the same image.
> They can be altered if necessary, but they can not be included in any composite that is resold
> The image files CANNOT be resold
Sizes and formats available for download
Web Size Images- 650 px on the longest side.
Publication size Images- Minimum 2,500 px on the longest side, most are over 4000 px
Web Size Video - 640 X 360 Windows Media (WMV)
HD720 Video - 1280 X 720 Quicktime Video (MOV)
HD1080 Video - 1920 X 1080 Quicktime Video (MOV)
Please note that HD720 and HD1080 files which are larger than 100 MB are not currently available for Instant Download due to technical limitations in the ZIP process. We anticipate changes to correct this in the near future. Meanwhile you can license these files through our Payment Gateway and the files will be mailed to you on CD at no extra charge. We will be happy to set up a special download link for unzipped files if you prefer (Contact us regarding this option).