what does rights managed stock photography mean

Posted by PhotoStockEditor on 2018-10-27

RM or Rights Managed refers to a licensing method used by stock photography agencies to sell stock images. if purchased by a user, allows the one-time use of the photo as specified by the license. If the user wants to use the photo for other uses or industry an additional license needs to be purchased. 

Rights Managed  licences can be given as two types non-exclusive or exclusive basis. 

 

Rights Managed vs Royalty Free

We already talked about what is royalty free image, but to summarize Royalty Free license grants non-exclusive, multiple and unlimited use of an image, with some restrictions.

The Rights Managed license provides limited, time and location, per-use and industry rights to use an image, and may also grant exclusive use during the license period. For each different use, a new one must be assigned.

Rights managed stock photography sites

Among the most recommended sites to acquire images with right managed photos license are Gettymages, Masterfile and AgeFotoStock.