How to purchase images on this site
All images on this website are copyrighted.
Any copying, usage and/or distribution is strictly prohibited.
> We have endeavored to create an easy to search database for our growing collection of images. As you can see there are numerous categories to browse. You can also enter keywords in the search box to narrow your choices. We have embedded keywords into all the image collections to respond to more selected searches. The scope of your search results will be determined by your selection of keywords.
> Quick Search - By default the system uses "AND" for the quick search function. If you input "beautiful sunset" (without the quotes) into the quick search field, then the search function will return results for any media that contain both "beautiful" AND "sunset" in its properties.
The system supports the "NOT" operands in the quick search function by the use of the minus sign (-) in front of the keywords.
If you input "beautiful -sunset" (without the quotes) into the search field, the system will return results for any media that contain the keyword "beautiful", but this media can't contain the keyword "sunset" in its properties.
Note: There must not any spaces between the second keyword and the input operands (+), (-) keywords.
> Advanced Search (Pro. & Ent. versions) - The advanced search function doesn"t use the same algorithms as above. It offers options allowing you to choose which operand you want to use for your searches.
There are three options available.
Match at least one keyword
The system will return results for any media that contain either one of the input keywords in its properties.
Match all keywords
The system will only return results for any media that contain all input keywords in its properties.
Match exact phrase
The system will only return results for any media that contains the exact input keyword phrase in its properties.
> You will need to tell our shopping cart which payment method you would like to use to pay for your purchases. By default the payment method is PPP (pay per purchase). Using this payment method you will need to pay during the checkout process. If other payment methods are available (e.g. Subscription or Package) you can select another payment method in the Payment Method drop down menu. You need to purchase these options before you are able use them. They can be purchased through the Products page.
> The Lightbox is YOUR collection of images. You may add up to 30 images to your lightbox. If you wish to purchase an image that is in your lightbox, click on the thumbnail to view the enlarged image. Select the items that you want to purchase and click on the "add to cart" button.
> The shopping cart displays your order details, if you wish to delete an image from your order before proceeding to checkout, simply hit the remove link on the right side. We utilize PayPal for purchases made on this site.
> You will need to login to checkout your order. If you are new to the site please complete the registration form to create a username and password. This information is stored, so that you can return to the site to make future purchases and so that we can review your orders.
> We utilize PayPal for purchases made on this site.
> To be able to download images (Instant Download) immediately after payment you will have to use our Paypal payment system. It is reliable and perfectly secure. Your card info is only passed to Paypal, on their secure servers, we have no acces to it. However, if for any reason you do not want to use our online ordering system, we are available to take phone orders from 9AM to 5PM business days. You can pay by bank transfer or check but this adds considerable time to the processing of your order. To order by phone please call +33 (0)3.29.92.08.
> This page shows your order history and also allows you to download any instant download orders.
Image File Download Terms
> Some images are available as digital files which you can download. All digital files, whether for web use or print use are "Rights Managed". Our terms are as follows:
> These files can be used on one domain only (i.e. www.yourdomainname.com) They can be used on as many web pages within that domain as you desire.
> They can be altered if necessary, but they can not be included in any composite that is resold.
> The image files CANNOT be resold.
> These files are a higher quality for use in printed publications. They have a resolution of 300dpi and are saved as high quality JPG files, 8 bits, color profile Adobe 98 for print. Should you require higher resolution or different file types, please contact us directly by phone or email with your specifications.
> You are granted a licence for a ONE TIME USE - This means that you can use the image for one type of publication. If you use the image in a brochure, you do not have the right to then create a new product such as a magazine ad which uses the same image.
> Prices on downloaded files are for that resolution image. Higher resolution files are offered on a different pricing structure based on type of usage. ie. a small brochure ad for a nonprofit organization will carry a lower price than a usage involving, for example, a nationally published magazine.
Product Return Policy (Prints)
> If for any reason you are not satisfied with a print order, we will refund 100% of your order upon its return to us in the condition that it was received. Return shipping charges are your responsibility. You must contact us prior to any return and we will give you specific return instructions. If your order is delivered damaged, it is your responsibility to contact the shipper. IMPORTANT: Save all packing materials. Failure to do so can cause the shipper to deny your claim.