About Our Images

About our Royalty-Free images and when to use the Extended Licenses 

At AfricaKnows.com, you can find a large variety of Royalty-Free stock images. Thanks to the continual evolution and diversification of digital technologies, we are able to provide images of a very high quality at a convenient price. All the images are carefully scrutinized and selected, in order to make sure that only the best are included and that the range of subjects is extensive. 

What Royalty-Free means is that you pay for the image only once and then you can use it as many times as you like, with just a few restrictions. In other words, there are no license fees except the initial fee and no other royalties to be paid except those included in the initial cost.

The high-resolution images that you download may be used to make fine art prints, on websites, TV-programs, for educational projects, in magazines, newspapers, books or booklets, covers for books, flyers, or any other advertising and promotional materials, in either printed or electronic media, as long as the item in which the image appears does not contradict any of the restrictions below. The list is not exhaustive and if you have any uncertainty regarding the use of the images in a correct way please email support using the help form. For more details on usage please access the terms page. 

Web templates, greeting cards or postcards especially designed for sale, similar print-on-demand services, canvas, t-shirts, mugs, mouse pads or any other items incorporating the image in an essential manner, intended to be sold or given for free, are considered redistribution (if the image is used in an essential manner) and may not be created using the Royalty Free license. Instead you will need to use one of our Extended Licenses that grant you extra rights. For Web use, you must not use the image at a width exceeding 800 pixels. Please contact us about this license. 

If you use the images for printed materials, the number of copies must not exceed 500,000. You may modify the images in any way required for reproduction, or include them in your own personal creations. 

Buying the high-resolution image (purchasing the license) does not transfer the copyright. You may not claim that the image is your own and you may not sell, license for use, or in any way distribute the image for reuse. We recommend that you credit the agency and the photographer when you use an image. By this you benefit the community at AfricaKnows.com, of which you are an integral part, and help increase your success as part of the community, which, by growing contributions, gains quantity and quality. 

Please note that some images may require you to credit the authors (i.e. some architectural shots). If the description of the image specifies that you must display a copyright line, than you can use the image only if you can provide such credit. 

The Royalty-Free license is granted ONLY for the high-resolution, non-watermarked image (the one that is bought using the download button); all the other versions (small watermarked and non-watermarked thumbnails which are visible on the public site) are entirely copyrighted and they can be used only for comp purposes. 

Our regular Royalty Free license is a one-person license and can be used only by the account owner or his employee, for the company's own projects or clients and cannot be transmitted to another party. If the image is to be used by more employees, then an Unlimited Extended License is required. Please contact us about this license. 

By browsing this site, buying, downloading, uploading an image at AfricaKnows.com or using the credits to download the high-resolution image, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to our Terms and Conditions. Should you have any questions about the potential use of an image from our site, please email support using the contact form. 

In order to download high-resolution, non-watermarked images from AfricaKnows.com, you must become a Registered User and buy credits or subscribe. 

Registration is free and you have the advantage of lower prices per image. Once you are a registered user, you need to order using the "Buy Credits" link. Each time an image is downloaded, a specific credit amount is automatically deducted from your account.