Stock photography is a set of ready-to-use images for subscribers who purchased the rights to use them. With digital stock photography, you get to see the final image even before you are granted the rights to use them and these images can be licensed immediately. Editorial images, however, are images shot during a real-life event that can be used as support to a newsworthy publication. Editorial images are strictly NOT allowed for commercial/advertisement purposes.
The term ‘editorial’ refers to newsworthy publication/articles of newspapers, magazines and books that captures the concern of people. Editorial for newsworthy publication would also be stories that explain timeliness, urgency, up-to-date, and reports of the events, be it a happy incident or a tragedy that is valid and true.
No. You are not allowed to use an Editorial Image with a celebrity's likeness in it to endorse your product or service. You should seek competent legal counsel before using any image marked for Editorial use only on any product/service advertisement.
No you should not clone, montage or add in any additional image, picture or crop the original image to preserve the event's integrity. The image should fully "depict the event as it is" and not embellish or distort reality.
Here's an interesting article on Wikipedia about that famous Reuters image: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adnan_Hajj_photographs_controversy
You are allowed to perform minor cropping, sharpening, contrast and brightness adjustments to improve the image clarity and quality, but do remember that the image should "always depict the event as it is".
No. Details of the editorial image has to be valid and gives a true depiction of a real life event. For example, if you bruised yourself while running and take a photo of yourself saying that you got into a car crash, that is absolutely unacceptable.
123RF.com will not be responsible for any representations or warranties related to the Editorial Image (such as name, logo, trademark, copyright, etc) portrayed in any other image. Please refer to the license and make sure that you have secured all the necessary rights, permissions and consents required for any reproduction of any image.