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What license do I use when I don't want stock image companies charging people money for photos?

Then public domain is not the choice of yours. Public domain means just that. People can use it for whatever purposes, even without telling who the copyright holder is1. Consider a permissive ...
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What license do I use when I don't want stock image companies charging people money for photos?

You might consider using the Pixabay site. From that site: Pixabay is a vibrant community of creatives, sharing copyright free images and videos. All contents are released under the Pixabay ...
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What license do I use when I don't want stock image companies charging people money for photos?

Simple. Just write your own license†, dictating the terms under which people can use or are restricted from selling usage of your photos. This is very common. Historically, most licenses of ...
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What license do I use when I don't want stock image companies charging people money for photos?

I think one of the Creative Commons licenses with the NonCommercial clause should do what you want. See https://creativecommons.org/choose/?lang=en where you can choose the features you want for your ...
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How take rights from photographer to sell photos to stock photography agency

If I'm reading this correctly... a photographer produced work for you. You wish to sell it. The photographer is happy for you to licence it to others but is asserting their right to be identified as ...
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How much noise does Getty Images tolerate for a contributor application?

IMO, this would be a poor choice for a contributor application. It is too noisy... they want very high image quality. There may be an exception for a particular image; but not this one, and not for an ...
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What license do I use when I don't want stock image companies charging people money for photos?

Use a standard license A typical user of stock photos will check out multiple photos. Any new license means another day (or more) to research the implications of the legalese, in particular if they ...
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What license do I use when I don't want stock image companies charging people money for photos?

Other answer give good advice on licenses. However, if you want your images to be free and therefore you can't use a very restrictive license, you just need to make stock photos company's service to ...
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How can I obtain a license to use Bing images?

Bing do not host neither own copyright of images it display. You should go to the page which host the image, talk to the owner if this is personal web site and/or check if the image is from stock ...
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I took a photo of a guitar. Do I need a property release to sell it as a stock image?

In the case of a picture of a product, the potential issue is trademark infringement (passing off). And sometimes the shape or some other aspect is also trademarked... e.g. both Fender and Gibson ...
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What license do I use when I don't want stock image companies charging people money for photos?

Public domain is a legal status of where no copyrights exist, you cannot cause that to happen (w/o dying). **Rights have to be waived or transferred (some rights cannot be transferred). A CC-0 (zero) ...
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Should I submit scaled-down images to stock images to protect my work?

In my opinion it has not much sense. You want to sell "licences" of your photo. It is your photo and you are licencing it to to the buyers to do "whatever" they please (using the terms and conditions ...
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Is a 1" (one inch) sensor camera workable for stock or commercial photography?

I use a Nikon 1 V2 with a 1" sensor for commercial work fairly often... mostly product type photography. The image quality has a lot more to do with other factors... and whether it is sufficient or ...
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Where can I sell stock photos as a minor?

You can always sell them through someone you trust who's not a minor, such as your parents. There just needs to be an adult who can sign a contract and can adopt the responsibility that the contract ...
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Selling photographs: Getty or Shutterstock?

I don't think that your photos would necessarily sell better on other stock platforms. Most already feature many photos that are very similar to yours, as well as many that are of higher technical (...
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I took a photo of a guitar. Do I need a property release to sell it as a stock image?

DISCLAIMER: IANAL and so this answer does not constitute legal advice and is purely an opinion. No. There is no case I can think of where you would be required to present a release for an ordinary ...
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Where is the horizon line on straight on shot stock photos with white background?

Full body shots like this tend to be shot from around waist height - though that can change depending on the model & the intent. So the 'simple' answer is it's between his waist & elbows, give ...
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Noise reduction, upload to shutterstock declined

The image is a bit "jpeggy", there is artefacting in the flat colour areas & at high contrast edges which a machine AI system might reject. Example of jpg artefacting at contrast edges ...
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How do editorial photographers work "in the wild"?

Ask seven working photojournalists and you'll get ten different answers. This is because many will alter their workflow depending upon the specific assignment, how time sensitive the subject matter is,...
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How do I give permission to a photographer, to sell images of me, on Stock Photography websites such as Alamy or Shutterstock?

When a photographer uploads to stock agencies such as Alamy or Shutterstock, they have 2 options to consider. Option 1 - Commercial - If the image being uploaded is intended to be used for commercial ...
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How can I obtain a license to use Bing images?

Perhaps as an alternative to using Bing or Google images, you could access a site specifically geared to providing royalty free images such as Pixabay, Pexels or Unsplash (there are others). Some of ...
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How much noise does Getty Images tolerate for a contributor application?

I don't know about Getty, but it's too noisy for me. Photoshop can fix a fair bit of that though, just with the noise reduction in CameraRAW Before… After… I've over-cooked this just to make it more ...
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Does Shutterstock have a minimum resolution, or pixel density?

They will not accept raw images, and they are not rejecting the images due to the technical capabilities of your camera; an OMD E10 III is certainly capable of meeting their minimum requirements. They ...
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How do editorial photographers work "in the wild"?

Unless your workflow requires you to be extremely mobile you might want to think about using a laptop computer. That way you get access to specialised software like the desktop version of Lightroom or ...
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Can I edit editorial photos?

The type of image makes no difference as to whether you can edit it. That will be determined by the terms of contract when you purchased the image. First, you would have to be granted the right to ...
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Can I edit editorial photos?

Probably. Read the license terms offered by the stock photography site. They will say — and will not always be the same, even from the same site. Stock photography sites usually have their own ...
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Should I submit scaled-down images to stock images to protect my work?

Short answer, no, there's generally no point in resizing before submitting to a stock agency. With most agencies, once the customer chooses to buy a photo (actually a license to use the photo; they ...
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