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All image packs and subscriptions come with a standard license and are available online. For extended licenses please contact us.

This table is not a substitute for the Thinkstock license agreements

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Permitted uses

Applies to both image packs and subscription plans
Standard license Extended license
Creative images
Use image in print media or promotional projects including:
  • Newspapers, magazines, books
  • Newsletters, brochures, catalogues
  • Ads, marketing materials
  • Product packaging
  • Posters, postcards, greeting cards, wall décor (but not for resale or license)
Yes
Yes
Use image in digital media or promotional projects including:
  • Corporate presentations, videos
  • Commercial film, motion pictures, movies or theatrical presentations
  • Websites
  • Social media sites including video platforms
  • Mobile apps
  • Email
  • E-books
  • Software applications
Yes
Yes
Use image in items for resale such as:
  • Prints, Posters
  • Calendars
  • Mugs, T-shirts
  • Games
  • Postcards, Greeting cards
  • Screensavers
No
Yes
*iStock and Hemera collections are not available for extended license subscriptions, but are available for extended license image packs.
Use image in electronic templates including:
  • Website templates
  • Design templates
  • Brochures
  • E-greeting cards
  • Business cards
No
Contact us for customized template solutions
No
Contact us for customized template solutions
Reproduction limit (hard copy)
500,000
Unlimited
*Excluding iStock and Hemera collections for Extended license subscriptions, which have a 500,000 limit
Legal protection
$10,000 per image
$250,000 per image

Permitted uses

Applies to both image packs and subscription plans
Standard license Extended license
Editorial images
Use in editorial print media including:
  • Newspapers, magazines, books, newsletters
Use in editorial digital media, including:
  • Blogs, websites, videos
  • Broadcasts
  • Social media sites
  • Mobile apps
  • Software applications
Or other uses that inform or educate about issues that are newsworthy or of general interest.
Yes
Yes
Use in any commercial or promotional manner including:
  • To endorse a product or service
  • For advertising
  • For business promotions
  • For product packaging
Editorial images do not come with release so they cannot be used for commercial purposes, including uses that endorse or promote a particular product or cause.
No
No
Reproduction limit (hard copy)
500,000
Unlimited
*Excluding the iStock Editorial collection for Extended license subscriptions, which has a 500,000 limit
Legal protection
$10,000 per image
$250,000 per image
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Users and duration

Applies to standard and extended licenses except where indicated
Image packs Subscriptions
Number of users
Standard license: 10 users
Extended license: Unlimited number of users within the same organization.
1 user
To buy more seat licenses, contact us.
Downloads during subscription term Images must be downloaded within 1 year from start of subscription Images may be downloaded and used during the subscription term
Downloads after subscription term Downloaded images may be used at any time
  • Images incorporated into projects during the subscription term can be used indefinitely in the same project and in other projects
  • Images downloaded but not used during the subscription term must be deleted when the subscription expires
A subscription set to auto-renew will:
  • Continue with uninterrupted service using the credit card on file and lock-in the rate for the next 15 months at today’s list price.
  • Continue until the user manually turns off auto-renewal or cancels subscription within seven days of the invoice date.
N/A
Yes
*Available for 1 month subscription plans only.
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Not allowed with any license type or plan

Using an image in connection with on-demand products including products where a third party selects an image to be printed or displayed on a product, such as T-shirts that can be customized with an image or make-your-own calendars
Using an image in connection with an unflattering or controversial subject
(Requires a disclaimer statement that: (1) licensed material is being used for illustrative purposes only, and (2) any person depicted in the licensed material is a model)
Using an image in pornographic, defamatory or otherwise unlawful use
Enabling third parties to download, extract or access images as a separate file
Using an image in a logo, corporate ID, trademark or service mark
Sharing a username or password
Designating another individual user to download images on behalf of multiple users (Seat licenses must be purchased for each individual user)
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Standard licenses

Available for purchase online now

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Extended licenses

Available for both image packs and subscriptions

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