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Our platform accepts payment through a variety of methods, including bank transfer, and wire transfer. However, it's important to note that these methods may result in longer transaction processing times, which could impact the immediate availability of your downloads. On the other hand, credit card payments offer instant access to your selected images.
If you require an invoice for your purchase, kindly reach out to our Support Team and specify the plan you would like to purchase.
Please note that the minimum invoice amount for bank transfer transactions is set at $200.
Yes. To pay via PayPal, at checkout, please choose PayPal.
Ayisee Stock purchases may be subject to tax based on your billing address. The sales tax, if applicable, will be specified on your order summary.
The following states and U.S. territories may be subject to tax (this list may be subject to change):
There is no annual commitment; you can cancel it anytime in the Menu > Subscription
On Demand Downloads automatically renew when you run out of downloads, allowing you uninterrupted use of the site, unless you cancel the auto-renewal by changing the on-site Settings.
It's possible that the payment has been declined by your financial institution. We recommend reaching out to your bank for further assistance, or alternatively, consider utilizing a different credit card or selecting an alternative payment method available under the "Other payment methods" option.
In the event that you continue to experience difficulties processing your payment, our Support Service is available to assist you. Please don't hesitate to reach out to us.
Prices are generally shown in USD.
The price in your local currency may vary due to fluctuations in currency exchange rates.
Our default setting is to have the auto-renewal feature activated when you purchase a plan. With auto-renewal enabled, your subscription will be automatically rebilled prior to its expiration, ensuring that you have continuous access to the site and shielding you from any price increases for a period of 24 months after your original purchase date.
For monthly subscriptions, billing occurs on a monthly basis and for annual subscriptions, it occurs annually. The auto-renewal feature for On Demand Downloads is activated once all of your allotted downloads have been utilized.
We take the protection of user data very seriously. All information gathered is treated as confidential and will not be disclosed under any circumstances. To ensure the utmost security, we have implemented robust encryption protocols and have implemented strict security measures to protect personal and account information, including credit card details.
Ayisee Stock accepts payments from the following payment systems:
- Payment cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, etc.)
- Some local payment systems ( Mon Cash)
- Bank transfer
For more information, please register or log in to the ayiseestock.com website and navigate to the Payment page.
Yes, you can manage images for sale in your account at your own discretion.
No, the price for images is standard and is set by Ayisee Stock exclusively.
No, your images are first subject to review by our image Inspectors.
If you are not an Exclusive Author, you may sell photographs on Ayisee Stock that are already being sold through other stock photo websites. However, Exclusive Authors are only permitted to sell their content exclusively on Ayisee Stock.
This feature is not yet available
We do not impose any limitations or restrictions on the amount of images you may upload or the frequency of uploads. In fact, we encourage you to upload as many images as feasible in a prompt manner in order to maximize earning potential through sales rewards.
No, you are not required to request payment at a specified time. Your funds will stay in your account until you wish to collect them.
A model release is mandatory when the image in question includes recognizable individuals and is not a candid shot. In such instances, you must secure a signed model release from every person depicted in the image. Even in cases where the photograph is a self-portrait, you must still provide a model release that has been signed by yourself. Should the image feature the likeness of a deceased individual, it is necessary to obtain a model release signed by the authorized legal representative of the deceased.
Requirements for photography
Any image you upload to Depositphotos needs to meet the following criteria:
- The file format should be JPEG;
- The file resolution should be a minimum of 3.4 MP (2400 × 1600)
- The file size must not exceed 50 MB;
- The file should be attributed in English;
- Files should not be modified from their original size;
- You must be the author of the image being sold;
- If the image contains a person or people, everyone in the photo must sign a model release;
- The image should not contain emblems, logos, recognizable trademarks or other copyrighted properties;
- You should not upload images of buildings, constructions or places protected by intellectual property rights;
- You should not artificially enlarge, distort or stretch the file in order to increase its size or resolution.
Requirements for illustrations
You must include a JPEG file preview of not less than 3.4 MP (2400 × 1600) ZIP-archived with the original EPS/AI file.
Illustration quality requirements are stated in the section Contributor Program.
We value our contributors and reward them for their part in helping us grow. The more content you upload to our platform that is approved, the higher your Royalty Tier increases and the more you make when we sell your content.
|Level 1||Up to 100 downloads||35% commission|
|Level 2||101 to 250 downloads||40% commission|
|Level 3||251 to 500 downloads||45% commission|
|Level 4||501 to 1000 downloads||50% commission|
|Level 5||Over 1000 downloads||50% commission|
Our evaluation team, consisting of a limited number of Inspectors, evaluates images that are uploaded globally. The duration of the evaluation process can vary based on the volume of images submitted concurrently. Our priority is to ensure the rapid release of images for sale while maintaining our commitment to delivering high-quality products.
We do not accept:
- Images with violence scenes;
- Images of obscene, pornographic, or abusive nature;
- Photographs of photographs;
- Photographs containing logos, trademarks, trade names;
- Photographs of objects protected by patents, copyright or intellectual property rights;
- Subjects of contemporary arts;
- Photographs/pictures with design elements protected by copyright;
- Photographs or illustrations on the base of archive pictures, illustrations, magazines, reproductions, etc;
- Photographs of documents where personal data are shown, images with screensavers, computer monitors, current maps, etc.;
- Photographs with elements of military awards, military property, symbols and attributes of state power, governmental property;
- Studio shooting of people if you have no model release;
- Photographs from public events, sport events, concerts, where photographing was directly prohibited;
- Images that do not answer our quality requirements.
We accept the following types of images: Photographs (JPEG), Vectors, Illustrations.
There are several reasons that may result in an image being declined, including:
The image fails to meet quality standards set by the platform.
The image contains inappropriate or prohibited elements.
The image is an exact or partial duplicate of an image already present in the archive.
The image lacks artistic merit or contains unacceptable content.
No, all the pictures offered on the website come with a royalty-free license and can be used and distributed according to the terms of that license.
Yes, you can check if a specific image fits your needs by downloading a free watermarked comp.
Click the "Preview" button to download the file
Please note that you can use watermarked samples free of charge solely for the purpose of evaluation and testing of the image prior to purchase.
No, there is no cost for opening, using, or keeping an account on Ayisee Stock.
To try out the quality of our images and the service or choose the right image size, please feel free to download our free files.
To check if a specific image fits your needs, please feel free to download a free watermarked comp.
Unfortunately, we do not offer imagery with alpha channel transparency.
However, you can opt to acquire vector graphics, which can be edited utilizing vector graphic editing software, such as Adobe Illustrator, to achieve the desired transparency effect.
Stock photos are pre-made photographs that can be licensed for various uses, while vectors are digital images that are created using mathematical equations and can be scaled to any size without losing quality. Footage refers to moving images, such as video clips.
Royalty-free" refers to the ability to use an image in accordance with its license terms without any additional restrictions on the location, audience, or manner of use, among others. By purchasing a royalty-free image, you gain a non-exclusive, lifelong right to use it for your purposes, as defined by the Standard or Extended license agreement.
Please note that "royalty-free" does not mean free of cost. You will be required to pay a one-time fee for a lifetime license to use the image. Our entire collection of images is royalty-free, so you can feel confident in your purchases.
A Curated Collection comprises hand-picked files based on the latest trends.
Ayisee Stock is a media platform offering an extensive collection of high-quality stock photos, videos, illustrations, and vectors, with a focus on positive and accurate representation of people of color. Our mission is to change the way these communities are perceived and represented in media.
Yes, you can use images that you have purchased for work with third parties, but you should notify your customer that the copyright on the image remains with its creator and does not pass to your customer.
How to get a refund for an On Demand plan
We offer a 30-day period for refunds to users who have not downloaded any files from their plan.
To request a refund, contact Customer Support within 30 days of renewal. After 30 days, no refunds will be issued.
How to get a refund for a Subscription plan
After purchasing a Subscription plan, you have 30 days to change your mind and get a full refund. You are eligible for a refund if you have not downloaded any files.
If you forget to cancel your Subscription before the renewal date, we offer a 30-day period for refunds. You can’t request a refund if you have downloaded one or more files.
To request a refund, contact our Customer Support within 30 days of the purchase or plan renewal of the Subscription plan. After 30 days, no refunds will be issued.
All available information is presented in the image description. Ayisee Stock does not communicate with photographers on behalf of its customers and cannot search for additional information about a photograph. In addition, we are unable to provide you with a missing image from the range of similar ones if it is not presented at the site.
Our standard license agreement is non-transferable and non-sublicensable, which means you cannot transfer or sublicense the rights to use the files to another party.
However, you are permitted to use the files in designs created for your clients and to share these designs with them as part of the project, provided that the clients do not receive any further rights to the files.
Giving credit is required only when using images marked Editorial Use Only. The copyright notice must contain the following: “[Name or Nickname of the Contributor/Author] /Ayiseestock.com”.
No. We have only JPEG and EPS vectors.
The "Editorial Use Only" files are available under a restricted Standard License and are not authorized for commercial or advertising purposes.
These files, designated as editorial content, can be utilized as visual references in informational blogs, publications, news articles, and magazines, provided the intention is solely to educate, entertain, or inform and not to promote a product or service.
Editorial content encompasses images such as news, celebrities, sports or public events, trademarked buildings, and more. It may also contain images of individuals without model releases, protected property, and famous trademarks for which special permissions may be required for commercial or advertising use.
- Publication in newspapers, magazines, and other similar media
- Blogs, websites, and articles
- Encyclopedia entries and reference books
- Non-commercial events and presentations
- News programs and documentaries
- Personal usage
- Any form of commercial purpose
- Advertising and promoting products or services
- Trademark or product promotion
Commercial use refers to utilizing an image for advertising, promoting a product or service, generating commercial revenue, or endorsing a product or service in any way.
When utilizing such files, it is important to make every reasonable effort to credit the copyright owner (Ayisee Stock contributor), provide attribution to Ayisee Stock, and include a link to www.ayiseestock.com (if applicable). The copyright notice must clearly state the following: “[Contributor Name or Nickname]/ayiseestock.com".
Each image is considered one download, regardless of size or format.
You need to create a free account to explore our image library and organize your image collections/folders. When you're ready to download images, you'll need to purchase a plan.
All available sizes and formats for each image are displayed on our platform. If you're unsure about which size to choose, we recommend downloading the largest size and then resizing it to fit your project needs.
What are On Demand Downloads? On-Demand Downloads are designed for customers who require a specific number of downloads as they need them.
What type of media can I download with On Demand Downloads? With On Demand Downloads, you have the flexibility to download images of any size, as well as video files.
How long are On Demand Downloads valid for? On-Demand, Downloads are valid for one year from the date of purchase.
Can I extend the validity period for my On Demand Downloads? Yes, you can extend the validity period for your On Demand Downloads by purchasing a new batch of downloads before the remaining downloads expire.
What types of licenses are available for On Demand Downloads? Both Standard and Extended Licenses are available for On Demand Downloads.
Can I purchase video files using On Demand Downloads? Yes, video files can be purchased using video On Demand Downloads.
Is auto-renewal enabled for On Demand Downloads by default? Yes, auto-renewal is enabled by default when you purchase an On Demand Downloads plan.
Can I cancel the auto-renewal for On Demand Downloads? Yes, you can cancel the auto-renewal at the time of checkout or anytime in your Buyer account.
What is included in the monthly subscription? The monthly subscription allows you to download an unlimited number of photos, vectors, and footages within your monthly limit.
What is the monthly limit for downloads? The monthly limit for downloads is determined by the number of credits you purchase. Each credit allows you to download one photo, vector, or footage.
What happens to unused monthly downloads? Unused monthly downloads do not carry over to the next month.
What type of license is included in the monthly subscription? The monthly subscription comes with a Standard License only.
Can I cancel my monthly subscription anytime? Yes, you can cancel your monthly subscription anytime through the Dashboard Menu > Subscription.
On-Demand, Downloads are good for one year. To extend the expiration date, just purchase a new batch of downloads before the remaining downloads expire.
Unused monthly downloads are not carried over to the next month.
No, images that you purchase have no watermarks.
No. You can claim your copyright on a work only if it falls under the description of a Derivative work.
No, the License Agreement prohibits the resale of any images that have been acquired from our platform.
All images featuring recognizable individuals (unless they are considered to be candid shots) are provided with a corresponding model release.
On-Demand, Downloads are good for one year. If they are unused within that time, they will expire. To extend the expiration date, just purchase a new batch of downloads before the remaining downloads expire.
The available sizes and formats for each image can be viewed on the platform. If you're unsure about which size to choose, we recommend downloading the largest size and then resizing it to fit your needs. Each image is considered one download, regardless of size or format. Vector files are available in EPS or AI format and can be scaled to any size. However, vector editing software such as Adobe Illustrator is required to modify these files.
The limitations of image downloading vary based on the method of purchase.
Our subscription plans offer a limited number of image downloads each month, determined by the chosen plan level. However, the monthly quota can be increased by upgrading the plan at any time.
With On Demand Downloads, the number of images that can be downloaded is contingent upon the available balance. The On Demand Downloads feature will automatically renew, providing continuous access to the site, unless the auto-renewal option is cancelled through the Settings page.
For additional image downloads, the account balance can be replenished at any time.
Subscriptions are the most affordable plans, and they are the best fit for customers with an ongoing need for images. Subscriptions come with the Standard License only.
When you purchase our plan, the auto-renewal feature is turned on by default. You can cancel subscriptions anytime in your Dashboard > Subscription, and avoid any additional fees.
More about subscriptions can be read here.
On Demand Downloads
On Demand Downloads are tailor-made for customers who need a fixed number of downloads on an as-needed basis. On Demand Downloads allow you to download images of any size, as you go, within one year of your purchase.
On Demand Downloads are good for one year. But it’s easy to extend the expiration date: just purchase a new batch of downloads before the remaining downloads expire.
Standard and Extended Licenses are available for On Demand Downloads.
Video files can be purchased using video On Demand Downloads.
Choose a plan that works for you here.
Some of our files are marked for “Editorial Use Only,” which means they cannot be used for any advertising, promotional or commercial purposes.
"Commercial Use" refers to the utilization of an image for advertising or promoting a product or service, generating commercial revenue, or endorsing any product or service in any manner.
Files designated as "Editorial Use Only" are provided under a limited Standard License and are suitable for use as visual references in news articles, publications, blogs, and websites, where the objective is strictly informational, educational, or entertaining, and not meant to promote a product or service.
Editorial content encompasses news and celebrity images, sports or public events, trademarked buildings, etc.
It is important to note that these files may contain images of individuals without model releases, private properties, well-known trademarks, and other protected elements for which special permissions may be necessary for commercial use or advertising purposes.
All files on our platform can be obtained under either the Standard or Extended License.
The Standard License serves as the default license type and allows for the utilization of downloaded files for both personal and commercial purposes in accordance with the terms of the Standard License. This license encompasses a broad range of uses including advertising, marketing, product packaging, newspapers and magazines, books/e-books, UI design for websites and applications, digital use, and more. Please note that the Standard License has a print limit of 500,000 copies.
For special usage requirements, the Extended License is available exclusively for On Demand Downloads. This license encompasses all permissible uses under the Standard License and does not have any restrictions on print runs. Additionally, the Extended License permits the use of downloaded files in items intended for resale or free distribution, such as posters, postcards, cups, T-shirts, fabrics, artwork, coloring books, and so on.
If your needs cannot be met by the Extended License, please do not hesitate to reach out to us to explore alternative options. For more information regarding our license types, please refer to the Legal information section on our website.
The Extended License option is exclusively available with On Demand Downloads.
The Extended License encompasses all of the usage rights provided under the Standard License, with no limitations on the number of copies or prints. This license also enables you to incorporate the downloaded file into items for resale or free distribution where it serves a significant role and enhances the overall value of the item (e.g. posters, postcards, coloring books, cups, T-shirts, fabrics, artwork, etc.).
Examples of applications that require an Extended License include, but are not limited to:
- Print runs exceeding 500,000 copies
- Advertising and marketing materials
- Books, magazines, or newspapers
- Product packaging and labeling
In addition, the Extended License allows for the following types of use:
- Resale items (postcards, cups, T-shirts, fabrics, artwork, coloring books, etc.)
- Items for distribution (postcards, cups, T-shirts, fabrics, artwork, etc.)
- Promotional items (T-shirts, calendars, cups, etc.)
- Digital use for resale purposes
- Screensavers for resale or distribution
- Desktop wallpapers for resale or distribution
- Digital templates for resale or distribution (e.g. website templates, ecard templates, banner templates, etc.)
No, images that you purchase have no watermarks.
In order to purchase an image with an Extended License you need to buy Extended License On Demand Downloads in addition to the subscription.
All your downloaded files are saved in your Downloaded Files folder.
To locate your purchased files, please go to the Menu -> Downloads
The Search by downloaded files icon allows you to search among your downloaded files by keywords or ID number.
All your purchased files are available for free re-download within one year after its purchase.
Each image counts as one download, regardless of the image, size, or format.
You can create only one account and use it for both buying and selling images.
You may be redirected to the Subscription page when attempting to download an image despite having an active plan due to a few reasons.
To ensure a successful download, kindly verify that the file being downloaded falls under the license agreement associated with your current plan. It is worth noting that all subscription plans come equipped with a Standard License.
In the event that you have multiple plans active simultaneously, kindly switch to the plan with available downloads remaining.
Most likely, you are trying to download a larger size than your purchased package allows you.
If you still have a problem, feel free to contact us.
File did not download
File is not usable (corrupted)
If a file purchased on the website is of inappropriate quality, simply contact us with file number and problem details. Upon verification of defect or deficiency, we will cancel that purchase and credit you the purchase price.