• Mediacloud
    • Accepted image formats

      Images should be in JPEG format, and vector illustrations in file formats: .eps8, .eps10 or .ai.

      Contact support@mostphotos.com if you have any more questions or need any help.

    • Changing published images

      To make changes to images that are already published, click on the little arrow next to your profile picture in the upper right corner. Choose "Image Library" and then "My files”

      Once you are in your Mediacloud, click on the image/images you want to change and make the changes in the "tool box" to the right.

      If you have only selected and changed one image, the changes are saved automatically. If you have selected and changed several images at once, a "Save" button will appear.

      Contact support@mostphotos.com if you have any more questions or need any help.

    • Deleting images

      You can easily remove your uploaded images by going to Mediacloud, selecting the images you want to delete and pressing the can icon. This action cannot be reversed. You can multi-select files with the shift or ctrl key (PC) or command (MAC).

      Contact support@mostphotos.com if you have any more questions or need any help.

    • What not to publish

      The list that follows is not a complete description of all existing restrictions and guidelines regarding uploads, but a few examples of images that you must/should avoid uploading.

      - You may not upload images that are photographed by someone else.
      - You are not permitted to upload images with offensive content, such as pornographic, racist or violent scenes. Use your common sense.
      - Nudity/undressed images: Nude photos are OK, but genitalia may not show. All images that are nude or partly nude or otherwise not suitable for children's eyes should be marked as "nude" before you upload them. Sexy lingerie images, sexually provocative posing etc. should be marked as nude.
      - Do not upload images displaying copyright material such as logos, trademarks, copyright architecture, forms or patterns.
      - Do not watermark your images with your logo or name or add any other text. Photoshopped frames and borders are also forbidden.
      - Do not upload images that are underexposed, overexposed or blurred unless this is the intended artistic purpose.
      - Do not upload images that have no artistic, aesthetic or commercial value.
      - Do not upload family photos, personal vacations, simple portraits, pictures of pets and other similar images best suited for private family albums.

      ​Make sure to categorize your photos correctly with regards to nude content and editorial images.
      Contact support@mostphotos.com if you have any more questions or need any help.

    • What is selling?

      Examples of images that do well on our marketplace include those which evoke desire, awareness or a strong response; images that help to sell a product or service; or pictures that bring a social problem to the public eye.

      Popular categories include:

      - Food and drink
      - People
      - Products
      - Communications
      - Technology
      - Transportation
      - People with disabilities
      - Emotions
      - Industry
      - Active seniors
      - People in a corporate or commercial settings
      - Family groups
      - Casino, poker, dice, card games
      - Firemen/police at work, fire engines
      - People in a cultural/diversity setting
      - Seasonal pictures like Christmas, Easter, Valentines Day, Halloween
      - Medical, healthcare and nursing
      - Fitness and sports


      In addition to this, also concepts such as trust, happiness, sadness, loneliness, wealth, health, balance, success, fear, pride, joy, attraction, surprise, addiction, stress and many others are popular.

      Your image must:

      - Be bright
      - Be colourful
      - Be sharp
      - Tell a story or fit a theme
      - Be free of irrelevant detail
      - Be virtually “noise-free”
      - Create awareness
      - Sell a product or service


      Contact support@mostphotos.com if you have any more questions or need any help.

    • Model Release

      A model release is a contract in which a model consents to the use of his or her images by the photographer or a third party. This applies not only to professional models but also to anyone that is portrayed in an image or a photo.

      The photographer is responsible for documenting the model releases and must be prepared to send the documents to buyers if requested. The releases are not in need to be uploaded to Mostphotos by the photographer.

      When you publish a photo with a recognizable person or trademark and mark it as commercial royalty-free, you have stated that you in fact have a release.

      If you disregard model releases you are acting fraudulently and in clear breach of the legal agreement.

      Contact support@mostphotos.com if you have any more questions or need any help.

    • Commercial vs Editorial

      All images on Mostphotos are non-exclusive and can therefore be sold over and over again.

      Commercial means that the photographer has written consent (a model release) from all the people/trademark/logo/company in the photo. This means that the image can be used in a commercial context and basically any other context as well. For instance in advertising for different products/causes/events.

      Editorial are images that the photographer does not have written consent (a model release) for. These images can therefore only be used in news context and in relation to who/what the image portrays, for instance in newspapers.

      If you are a buyer you also need to look into what license you need.

      You can also choose to show only commercial images when you do a search for keywords on our site by filtering your search result. Be aware that you may not use the images in any context that can be offensive to the photographer/model.

      If you are a contributor/photographer you are able to mark your image as commercial/editorial in the same place where you tag your images.

      Contact support@mostphotos.com if you have any more questions or need any help.

    • How to tag your images

      In order to tag your images, go to Mediacloud > Library and mark the picture you would like to tag. Then add the relevant information (language, title, description, tags, license and content) in the right hand side of the window.

      You can select one or multiple files when tagging your images. Multi-select by using shift/ctrl (PC), or command (MAC). If you have selected more than one picture click on the "Save" button that appears. If you have just marked/made changes to one image, the changes will be saved automatically.

      Language Mostphotos will automatically translate the name, description and tags of your image. This is done so that buyers using other languages can find your pictures.

      When tagging, you should not mix languages. Stick to one language when you enter the name, description and tags to your picture.

      Tags You need to tag your images with at least 2 tags in order to make it possible for potential buyers to find them at the website.

      The more relevant tags the better, but do not give your images too many tags since they then might be classified as spam. We recommend 5-15 tags per image.

      Avoid using common tags such as “dog” or “flower”, since the site is flooded with these kinds of descriptions. Try instead to think of more unique tags such as “doberman puppy” or “red rose”.

      Name and description The name and description are also important, mainly for search engine optimization. The more relevant text there is explaining the image the better it is for search engine web crawlers. Entering name and description increases the chance for your images to be visible on for example Google. Therefore, insert relevant text and use words that are directly related to your image. Be descriptive and describe exactly what the picture shows.

      Contact support@mostphotos.com if you have any more questions or need any help.

    • Vector images

      Vector illustrations are very popular among customers. The main reason for this is that they can be upsized indefinitely without losing quality.

      Vector file formats Mostphotos supports are: .eps8, .eps10 and .ai.

      Vector + side jpg

      In .eps10 and .ai files iptc data can be embedded directly in the files, but in old .eps8 that is not possible. The solution is to:

      1) Export a side .jpg of your vector image where you embed iptc tags in.
      2) Each file must be named exactly the same, character for character, except for the extension. For example: - vector1.jpg - vector1.eps
      3) Upload it to the ftp, in the folder that is called vectorimages

      Contact support@mostphotos.com if you have any more questions or need any help.

    • Pre-tagged images

      The upload system can read the JPEG information and will automatically import the tags (name, description and tags). You can pre-tag your images in applications such as Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Lightroom.

      Contact support@mostphotos.com if you have any more questions or need any help.

    • How do I upload images?

      To be able to upload images you must first register an account.

      When you are signed in you go to your home page and press Upload & Edit and choose the way you want to upload your picture. You can either use the “Easy Upload” tool or “Mediacloud”, depending on your preferences. With both tools you are able to upload, manage and organize your images.

      In Mediacloud you are able to select and make changes to several images at once. In Easy Upload you can see the images in a bigger size, which is good if your images are not pre-tagged.

      1) Upload images To upload a picture, browse for photos or drag them onto the page. You are able to upload multiple photos at the same time. Supported file formats are JPEG and JPG. Vector illustrations: .eps8, .eps10 and .ai (Illustrator)

      2) Tagging In order to publish and sell your photos on Mostphotos market place, you must specify language, at least 2 tags, and the license of the image. The other fields are not mandatory. If your images are pre-tagged the tags will be transferred automatically.

      You can select several or all images at once by pressing "Ctrl" (PC) or “Command” (MAC) while clicking on the images. If you want to choose all the pictures at once, just press "Ctrl+A" or "Command+A".

      If you have chosen and made changes to several images, click on the "Save" button that will appear. If you have only chosen one image the changes will be saved automatically.

      3) Publish After the tagging process you are ready to publish your images for sale. As soon as you press the publish button, your images will be visible on the marketplace and at your portfolio page.

      Contact support@mostphotos.com if you have any more questions or need any help.

  • Account & Settings
    • How do I boost my earnings?

      Mostphotos has a very popular referral program where our members are able to boost their earnings by referring friends to Mostphotos.

      You will receive 10% commission on items sold by a photographer you refer, and 5% commission on all purchases made by a buyer you invite to Mostphotos. Referral income is accrued for the first 24 months after registration of the referred member.

      You refer users simply by sharing a special sign-up link that is unique to your account. You will get a referral each time a visitor registers as a user through your link. You can share the link via email, post it to Facebook or other social media channels.

      1. Scroll down on the home page and press “Invite a friend"
      2. Share your unique link found on the page, to invite new members to M​ostphotos.
      3. When people click on your link and register an account you will get a referral and start to earn income on your referred member's sales and/or purchases.

      Contact support@mostphotos.com if you have any more questions or need any help.

    • Deleting an account

      If you want to remove your account completely, you need to go to My account > Account settings > Account > Delete your account (low on the page). This action cannot be reversed.

      Contact support@mostphotos.com if you have any more questions or need any help.

    • I cannot access my account

      If you have forgotten your password, you can reset the password through the login site. If that doesn't work, just ask us to send you an email with a new reset link.

      Contact support@mostphotos.com if you have any further questions, or need help with your login.

    • Where do I access my collections?

      The purpose of the collection feature is to allow you to gather selected images in one place. Images from the search results, your own as well as images from other contributors can easily be placed in your collections.

      All collections get an auto-generated URL address that you can send to friends or customers. People you send a collection to can only view it and are not able to edit it in any way. You on the other hand, are able to rename, organize and move images between your different collections.

      Your collections are not visible on your portfolio page, hence only those with the correct URL address are able to view it.

      Contact us at support@mostphotos.com if you have any further questions.

  • Portfolio page
    • Albums/Galleries

      You are able to create and manage albums within your portfolio in order to organize and showcase your images in an attractive way. Go to your Portfolio page and press the tab “Galleries”. To create a new gallery or manage an existing album, press “Manage Galleries”.

      Enter an album in order to add new pictures to it. Press “Add images” and choose from your entire portfolio of published pictures. You are able to use the same image in multiple albums. You can also choose what image to be the cover photo of each album (the chosen image is marked with a star).

      Contact support@mostphotos.com if you have any more questions or need any help.

  • Buying images
    • Monthly subscription

      Mostphotos offers various monthly subscriptions. For more information about the monthly packages and prices, please click here.

      When you buy a monthly package, Mostphotos will automatically charge your bank account every month on an ongoing basis. If you want to cancel your subscription, you can easily do this through your billing page, just go to Account > Billing and image plans > Current plan > Cancel plan. As soon as you cancel the subscription, your bank account will no longer be charged.

      Contact support@mostphotos.com if you have any more questions or need any help.

    • Commercial vs. Editorial

      All images on Mostphotos are non-exclusive and can therefore be sold over and over again.

      Commercial means that the photographer has written consent (a model release) from all the people/trademark/logo/company in the photo. This means that the image can be used in a commercial context and basically any other context as well. For instance in advertising for different products/causes/events.

      Editorial are images that the photographer does not have written consent (a model release) for. These images can therefore only be used in news context and in relation to who/what the image portrays, for instance in newspapers.

      If you are a buyer you also need to look into what license you need. You can read about licenses here: http://help.mostphotos.com/customer/portal/articles/967687-licences

      You can also choose to show only commercial images when you do a search for tags on our site by filtering your search result. Be aware that you may not use the images in any context that can be offensive to the photographer/model.

      If you are a contributor/photographer you are able to mark your image as commercial/editorial in the same place where you tag your images.

      Contact support@mostphotos.com if you have any more questions or need any help.

    • Multi-user licenses & sub accounts

      As soon as you have bought an image or any of our packages you get a multi-user license that makes it possible to create sub accounts. This enables for other people in your organization to get access to all downloaded pictures as well as to download additional images. All downloaded images will be available for all users in the organization to download over and over again.

      When you invite your co-workers to join your account, the new users get their own username and password, which gives you better security and control. Moreover, you can get statistics of who downloads what and how many images your organization have downloaded under a certain period.

      You are also able to create groups with special permissions by dividing your users in different teams. This feature provides a better overview of your organization’s image consumption.

      When one of your colleagues quits you can easily just remove his/her account.

      In order to create sub accounts, go to your homepage, press My Colleagues and fill out the information needed.

      Contact support@mostphotos.com if you have any more questions or need any help.

    • Digital modification

      You can digitally modify or edit the images you buy. However, you must stay within reasonable limits and use common sense. For example you should not put improper speech bubbles that may offend or annoy the models in the picture.

      Contact support@mostphotos.com if you have any more questions or need any help.

    • Can I use the images on logos?

      To be able to use images on logos you need a certain license. Only the Royalty-Free Unlimited License makes it possible for you to use the images on logos.

      However, you should bear in mind that others are able to buy the images as well.

      Contact support@mostphotos.com if you have any more questions or need any help.

    • Download the same image again

      Once you have bought an image it will be available for you to download at any time and as many times as you want.

      You can access all your previously purchased images even if you do not have an active subscription plan, just go to your home page and press Downloads.

      Contact support@mostphotos.com if you have any more questions or need any help.

    • How do I access my purchased images?

      After you have purchased an image you get a download link. You click on the link and the image will be saved to your computer. There is also an option to download with a zip file, which is handy if you have many images in the same purchase order.

      After your purchase you can go to your home page and press Downloads in order to view all your previously bought images and download them again, as many times as you want. From this page you can also access all your receipts.

      Contact support@mostphotos.com if you have any more questions or need any help.

    • Bylines

      Mostphotos and the contributor shall always be credited when using Editorial Content. If the use of the Editorial Content is under a circumstance where hyperlinks are technically possible, you shall provide a link to www.mostphotos.com. Under other circumstances you shall always provide due credit for use of Editorial Content. This shall be in the form of "mostphotos.com" or "name of artist/mostphotos.com".

      In the event that an image is used in connection with a film, television broadcast, documentary or other audio-video or multimedia project, you shall use reasonable commercial efforts to assure that Mostphotos and the contributor gets due credit in the form specified above.

      Unintentional breach of the provisions stated above do not constitute a breach of The Legal Agreement granted that the customer remedy the breach upon request from Mostphotos.

      Contact support@mostphotos.com if you have any more questions or need any help.

    • Model Release guarantee

      All photographers at Mostphotos has contractually agreed that the images they upload as commercial royalty free always have the model's written approval. This means that you can buy the images in good faith. In case of a legal dispute it is always the photographer that will be deemed responsible. If you want you can always contact the photographer and ask to see the model release before you purchase the image, as the releases are not in need to be uploaded to Mostphotos, only to be available if requested.

      Contact support@mostphotos.com if you have any more questions or need any help.

    • Licenses

      All images have a non-exclusive license and can therefore be sold to many different buyers. Editorial images The photographer does not have written consent from the people/trademark/company in the photo. Hence, these images can only be used in news context and in relation to whom/what the image portrays, for instance in a newspaper article. Commercial images The photographer has written consent from the people/trademark/company in the photo. This image can be used in a commercial context (and basically any other context as well), for instance in advertising/promotion of a new product or event. Commercial Royalty Free Standard (RF Standard) Images can be used in a commercial context, for instance in advertising and promotional materials. With this license you are able to use the content/images in countless editions. If you for example print the image on informative folders that are not for sale, you can print as many as you want. However, this license does not support any kind of resale. Commercial Royalty Free Extended (RF Extended) Images can be used in a commercial context, for instance in advertising and promotional material. With this license you have the right to print the content/image on a maximum of 1 000 products for resale. For example on posters, t-shirts, canvas prints, mobile-apps and postcards.

      Commercial Royalty Free Unlimited (RF Unlimited) Images can be used in a commercial context, for instance in advertising and promotional material. With this license you are able to print the content/image on unlimited numbers of products for resale or distribution, for example posters, t-shirts, canvas prints, mobile-apps and postcards.

      Browse the legal agreement in order to read more about these various licences.

      Contact support@mostphotos.com if you have any more questions or need any help.

  • Selling images
    • What is the Mostphotos' Royalty Free Model?

      All images on Mostphotos are sold under Mostphotos Royalty Free Model.

      This means that:

      - You can sell the image over and over again. - You don’t have any exclusive deals with Mostphotos. You can sell your images through other channels as well. - You only sell the right to use your images and nothing else. The copyright always remains with you.

      Contact support@mostphotos.com if you have any more questions or need any help.

    • Can I see who bought my images?

      In most cases you cannot see who bought your images. However, some buyers will display their company name or VAT number. This information is available on the image sale receipt, found in the Sales tab on your account.

      Contact support@mostphotos.com if you have any more questions or need any help.

    • Who owns the copyright of my images?

      The copyright always remains with you. When you sell images on Mostphotos you only sell the right to use the image, not the image itself.

      Contact support@mostphotos.com if you have any more questions or need any help.

    • What can I do to increase my sales?

      Popular images that are often sold get higher rankings.

      Build yourself a large portfolio with commercial viable images. The photographers who have good sales often have large portfolios.

      Publish images of good quality. It is possible to zoom in to 100% and when a buyer does that you do not want them to see poor quality.

      Providing relevant tags is very important. The Mostphotos search engine keeps track on the relevance of the tags.

      Please take a tour of our website to learn more about how to increase your sales https://www.mostphotos.com/tour?rf=footer

      Contact support@mostphotos.com if you have any more questions or need any help.

    • Earnings from image sales

      Your earnings from image sales depend on how the image was purchased. Customers purchase images in 3 different ways on Mostphotos:

      - Through subscriptions (also called monthly plans) - Through download packages - As single images

      The pricing differs depending on how the image was purchased, but you as the Contributor will always receive 50% of the price (the sales amount).

      For a current price list, please refer to https://www.mostphotos.com/pricing. Please note that the list of Monthly Plans is not comprehensive on the Pricing page and that several more sizes/types exist.

      A majority of our images are sold through subscriptions and our subscribers are mainly based in the Nordic region in sectors such as publishing, media and the public sector.

      Each image sale, regardless of what price it was sold for, contributes equally to the overall ranking of your image portfolio in the search results.

      Contact support@mostphotos.com if you have any more questions or need any help.

    • Withdrawal

      As soon as you have sold an image a notification email will be sent to you. You can request a payment to your PayPal, Skrill/Moneybookers or to your regular bank account.

      In order to make a withdrawal you need a balance of at least €10 in your Mostphotos account. Once you have requested a withdrawal the money will be transferred to your registered bank, Paypal or Skrill account within thirty (30) days after you have correctly used the “Withdraw” function

      You can see your current balance beside ''My account'' in the upper field. If you want to withdraw the money, press the balance, then “Request withdrawal” on the following site and follow the instructions.

      Contact support@mostphotos.com if you have any more questions or need any help.

    • How does the review process work?

      When you publish images they will be visible immediately on the marketplace. However, the formats of your images needs to be either JPEG or JPG, and the format of your vector illustrations needs to be either .eps8, .eps10 or .ai.

      Mostphotos' image ranking algorithm will sort the content so that popular images are shown first in the search results. The image ranking algorithm takes into account several parameters, the most important is the amount of images sold in your portfolio.

      As a Contributor, it is important that you verify what license type select for each of your published images, either Editorial or Commercial. For the Commercial licenses you may need model and/or property contracts.

      Mostphotos reserves the right to remove content, change key words and license types on any uploaded image.

      Contact support@mostphotos.com if you have any more questions or need any help.

    • Is it free to join?

      Yes, the membership is free of charge. Once an image is sold, Mostphotos splits the revenue 50/50 with the contributor/photographer.

      Contact support@mostphotos.com if you have any more questions or need any help.

    • Can I submit images that I publish here to other sites as well?

      Yes, since all images at Mostphotos are sold under Mostphoto’s Royalty Free Model you are able to sell your images at other sites as well.

      Contact support@mostphotos.com if you have any more questions or need any help.