Science & Society Picture Library photography is produced using professional level DSLRs, Pro Digital Backs or high-end scanners, and are created in a color-managed environment centered on the Adobe RGB 1998 color space. All imagery is fully retouched, color-corrected, 24-bit RGB (8 bits per channel) and have resolutions of 300 dpi (with the exception of the low resolution imagery available at 72 dpi).
Rights-Managed (RM) Single Images
Ultra High Resolution (75 MB, 14x22 in, 300 dpi, 6300x4200 px, RGB)
Royalty-Free (RF) Single Images
Web Resolution (480 KB, 5x7 in, 72 dpi, 500x333 px, RGB)
Rights-managed images are used for a high-profile project such as print advertising, brochure and catalog covers, retail products and more. Higher licensing fees and the fact that the use of rights-managed images is tracked, helps prevent these images from saturating the market and therefore helps reduce potential conflicts of use.
The pricing is based on usage, not file size, so each file licensed is our largest resolution.
The fees and usage rights for rights-managed images are based on the specific project's criteria:
INTENDED USE: brochure, print advertisement, billboard, etc.
USE SIZE: 1/4 page, full page, double page, etc.
PLACEMENT OF IMAGE: inside, cover, etc.
PRESS RUN OR CIRCULATION: 5,000 brochures, an ad in a 250,000 press run magazine, etc.
DURATION OF THE USE: one-time, six months, one year, etc.
GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION: Local, Regional, National or International.
Use in a magazine, newspaper or other printed material not intended for commercial or promotional purposes. Use applies to a single issue or edition and all reprints or printed versions of the original use. Image may be used anywhere other than the front cover of the publication.
Use in a text book or retail/trade book not intended for commercial or promotional purposes. Use applies to a single issue or edition and all reprints or printed versions of the original use. Image may be used anywhere other than the front cover of the publication.
Use in web, electronic or broadcast media - including internet, mobile devices, television or film - not intended for commercial or promotional purposes. Use applies to a single edition, issue or program and all copies or versions of the original use appearing in electronic or broadcast format.
Editorial - Web or electronic or mobile
Editorial TV - News or talk or commentary
Documentary or educational program
Documentary or educational film
Royalty-Free (RF) Single Images
Royalty-free is a worldwide, perpetual, non-transferable, non-exclusive license. The pricing is based on file size.
You may search across the Science & Society Picture Library site without registering. To purchase, registration is required. We do not sell, share or divulge any of your personal information that is stored as part of being a registered user.
All payment is due at the time of purchase in the form of a credit card transaction or a house account.
For easy retrieval, your previous purchases may be accessed up to 90 days from the day of purchase.
We suggest that parents use their discretion to determine which of these images are suitable to be viewed by children.