Depositphotos’ Editorial Images
Most of the images that you can find in Depositphotos (or other microstocks) can be used for commercial purposes. These kinds of images are available to be used for advertisement, package illustration, printing, and etcetera. However, some of the images also have restricted and limited usage policy. This type of image is intended for editorial use only and commercial use of it is prohibited.
Besides tons of royalty free images which are available on Depositphotos, this website also provides high-quality editorial images for its loyal users. According to their definition, files marked "Editorial Use Only" are sold under a limited Standard License, and are prohibited for commercial use and advertising. These Files may contain images of people without Model Releases, private property, famous trademarks and other protected elements for which Depositphotos may not have the special permissions required for commercial use or advertising.
Editorial images can be used only for illustrating non-advertising materials in press or electronic editions, for example pictures are used in news, article, or website. Like it was mentioned previously, the tag "Editorial Use Only" of an image means that Depositphotos doesn't have rights to license this image for commercial use because it will need some kind of special documents for it.
If in a photo released by Depositphotos, a recognizable face appears moreover a famous person, then the author of this image has to provide “Model Release”. Model release is a document allowing commercial use of the picture which is signed by person on the image. Meanwhile, there is also something called “Property Release”. Property release must be used if there is unique object on the image and rights to this object belong to someone, like a model of a vehicle, logo of a company, design, etc. A property release must be signed by person who has the rights of the object shown in the image.
Depositphotos, now has nearly one million photos for editorial use. Some of these photos are contributed by professional photographers around the world. Below are some examples of editorial photos that you can find in this microstock website.
Christ the Redeemer statue From Depositphotos.com
Historic places of Rome city From Depositphotos.com
In Depositphotos, editorial images are available in same prices with the other stock images even though their usage policy is different. You can start getting images from $ 0.15 with different prices according to its resolution and quality. For more information you can check their plans and prices page.