During the registration process make sure you check the box entitled 'Sign-up as 123rf photographer/contributor' and fill up your details accordingly. Next head over to the Upload Images page and agree to the 123RF.com Photo Contributor Agreement.
You are officially an 123rf contributor once you have uploaded a valid form of ID documentation and have passed the initial 10 images which you've submitted. Once your application is approved, you may upload more images as any of our existing Contributors.
You may refer to the allowed commercial uses as statement in our various End User License Agreements (EULA). As a rule of thumb, all EULAs restricts the content that you submit to us from being used in connection with any pornographic, obscene, immoral, defamatory or illegal materials; endorsement of product(s); sensitive mental/health/other similar aspect of contexts or subjects.
Stock oriented images with high commercial values. Avoid submitting images with bad composition, poor lighting and blurred; images which are basically shot unplanned. Forget candid shots and any impromptu subjects.
An image of a property/landmark/logo may require a signed property release if it is to be used for commercial purposes.
For example a picture of an identifiable house would require a signed release from the owner. If in doubt, remove all identifiable logos and trademarks from your images if you plan on selling them for commercial purposes. However, please be careful when submitting images with buildings that have patented some technology or design. An image with Eiffel Tower in the morning can be used for stock purposes but the same image at night with the lights on are trademarked and may not be sold as the design of lights are copyrighted.
Sign in to your account, go to your 'Upload History' and click on 'View Images' of whichever date your image was submitted. Click on the checkbox of the selected image which you wish to delete on the right side. After selecting the checkbox, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click 'Save Changes' on the right corner. The selected image will then be removed.
Your images should be approved within 3 working days after submission on an average basis. Kindly note that it might take up to 5 working days during peak seasons. Please check your pending images folder and make sure that your images have their proper Description and Keywords. We will not review images without a description and/or keywords. If your images which are complete still continue to remain pending after 3 working days, please send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll check your account.
Be precise and descriptive. Enter a minimum of 7 keywords for each image. Providing more keywords enables your image to match more searches and can be easily found. However, refrain from adding unrelated keywords (spamdexing) in order to have your images appear more often in any search.
You can edit keywords of your pending images as long as they have not been reviewed. It's not possible for you to do so once the images have been accepted unless the images have been rejected for invalid keyword/description. Edited descriptions / keywords for such rejected images will go back for re-review. Be a little meticulous when filling in the keywords/descriptions to avoid any errors.
Yes, you can. In fact this is what we encourage contributors to do - create more links and 123rf integrated search engine into your website. Here's a thought: why not join our 123RF Refer Friends Affiliate Program? You can check out more details here: https://www.123rf.com/submit/makemoney.php (you need to be logged in first)
123RF's system will auto-translate searches made in Italian/German/French/Chinese/Spanish to its English equivalent and retrieve the results normally. There is no need for you to expand additional effort to insert keywords of a language other than English.
A model/property release is a written agreement between the model/property owner and the photographer whereby the model/owner gives his/her permission to the photographer to use the photographs commercially in perpetuity (meaning for all time). Releases can permit the use of the image(s) for all purposes, or may contain exceptions for certain usages.
To upload a release(s), create a single JPG/PDF file containing the documents for all persons within your image. Upload it to the release folder in your account and attach all related images which you have submitted to the release.
No request is necessary. If you are eligible, we will pay you according to the payment method you have selected in your profile. Payments should reach you by the 17th of the month for all forms of payment.