Oceanwide Images license images for commercial and editorial use. We only provide Rights Managed licensing because we feel that it is a fair and practical licensing model that benefits both photographers and clients. The licensing fee for Rights Managed images is based on usage. In practice, Rights Managed images are more exclusive, and of a higher standard than Royalty Free images.
Oceanwide Images carefully select and stock premium, high resolution wildlife images. We know that you will be 100% satisfied with the quality of your licensed image.
How is Rights Managed licensing calculated?
Oceanwide Images make every attempt to ensure fairness when calculating image licensing fees. Rights Managed licensing fees are calculated by a number of variables including the size of image in the publication, type of publication, geographical distribution of the publication and image placement within the publication.
No two licensing agreements are exactly the same. Just as every image is different, the intended use also varies. Therefore, in order to obtain the correct licensing fee, clients will first need to select the desired images and either add them to your lightbox and choose Request Fee, Buy Image or Enquire and complete the licensing request. Registration is free and can be completed at the time the request is put through. We will contact you as soon as possible with the licensing fee quote and organize the image download.
We endeavor to work within your budget wherever possible and offer a personalized service to help you through the licensing process.
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To discuss licensing rights or fees further, please contact us direct on
Ph: (02) 6658 5657, International Tel: +61 2 6658 5657, or email us.
Do you offer exclusive rights?
Exclusive licensing rights protects your image from being licensed to anyone else and the fee is determined by the territories included in the license and the time frame (e.g. Worldwide for 2 years or Europe for 1 year).
Most clients choose Non-Exclusive licensing rights because it is the cheaper alternative. Managed Rights Images by the nature of the licensing model, are generally more unique. It is very unlikely that the same image would be used in the same way by two competing businesses.
Who can license images?
Image licensing is available to all registered businesses, such as advertising agencies, book and magazine publishers, marketing consultants, calendar, poster, and greeting card companies, newspapers, government bodies and commercial entities.
Where can images be used?
Images can be licensed for a variety of uses: billboards, display, books, magazines, DVDs and CD covers, bookmarks, calendars, newspapers, advertising, letterheads and business cards, website headers, etc.
Images can be licensed for almost every imaginable purpose.
What are the Image file sizes and what size to you supply?
All of our high quality image files are at least 55mb (approx A3 @ 300dpi), with 85% are available at a larger size. However as we personally process each order individually, we will supply your ordered images at the size correct for your publication, as this produces the best results. For eg, the size typically required for online usage is less than 1mb, so supplying a 55mb file would be superfluous.
How do I request a licensing fee quotation?
- Complete the free registration form
- Select your desired images
- Complete the licensing request form once you choose Request Fee, Buy / Enquire or Order Image.
Your request will be sent to Oceanwide Images and you will also receive a confirmation email with the details of your request. If you do not receive this confirmation email, please contact us by phone.
We will carefully review the information you provide and calculate an appropriate licensing fee.
To track your request, simply login and click on "My Account" at any time or email us to receive an update.
After you receive your quotation
If you agree to the quotation, we will issue you with a licensing agreement. You will need to sign and return this agreement to us by Fax, Email or Post and pay the agreed licensing fee.
Payment can be made by
- Secure online credit card facility ( Pay Pal)
- Direct Bank Deposit
- International Wire Transfer
- Check (approved customers only)
Once you have paid the licensing fee in full and returned the signed licensing agreement, you will receive the reproduction rights, as specified in the licensing agreement and we will provide you with the relevant high resolution image files.
Images are received by
- Logging in to your account and downloading the image files from our website
- Email (for images that are less than 3M is size)
- FTP to your FTP server (please provide us with FTP address, username and password to log-in and upload files)
- Post – digital files on CD/DVD delivered to your business address (please add $10 for postage).