What is Stock Photography?
Stock photography is a way of creating a pool of professionally taken or drawn photos/video clips/illustrations, which are availed to customers at a very low cost compared to hiring a professional photographer. These photos are used by different professional people like designers for their creative projects, managers for their presentations, reports, researchers to support their findings, students for their educational needs and agencies for their marking/branding needs and for any other individual or company who needs images to achieve a certain objective.
Our clientele cuts extra costs both financial and in time values for hiring a photographer or illustrator to do for them the work. The clientele uses search keyword to find photos from our website. It is advised to keep keywords clear and precise to come up with right images. In addition, the client benefits in not facing the hustle of having to organize, direct and edit photos and all the inconvenience involved, so that you concentrate on the core objective of servicing your own clients. You leave the task of creating images to us, FOR YOU.
Our Images are in the following formats: JPEGs at 300 dpi resolution, Ai or EPS formats for Vector files, MPEG or MP4 formats for vide in HD resolution.
The clientele will have to choose from the different provided sizes of each image the size the fits their project needs.
What is Royalty-Free?
Royalty-free license means you pay once and are permitted to use the image or video clip multiple times for numerous projects as you wish. It doesn’t imply you download images for free but for a low cost
How PictureNative.com Works
PictureNative.com is based on the principle of providing stock images purely from the heart of Africa. There are so many stock photo providers on the web, but none has ever dedicated self to African stock imagery. So it is common for a client to spend lots of time online searching for Images of people with African physical traits and lifestyle only to be given results with curly hair and African American lifestyle that doesn’t fit much in the expectation of the client.
PictureNative.com provides ready-to-use photos, illustrations and vectors, and video clips that you can put in almost any project you can think of. All of our content comes from our community of contributors and is thoroughly vetted to ensure it meets our high standards.
When you download a file on PictureNative.com, you're buying a license that lets you use the file in advertising, websites, blogs, presentations, video productions, and much more you can think of.
Searching for Files
The easiest way to search for files on PictureNative.com is by typing keywords into the search bar at the left hand bottom of the slide image.
Once you've entered a keyword, we'll show you search results related to the term. You can then click on the chosen image and proceed with the options of buying and downloading. Note that in some instances, you will have to choose the size of the image in the given alternatives.
If your search ends up with 0 results, you're probably being a little too specific or you're searching for something really unusual. You may need to use short, precise clear descriptions or sometimes one or two words that best describe the image in search.
How Do I Buy Images?
To buy images, you must buy either buy credits here or subscription. Credits are our online currency just like dollars or pounds and can be used to download any image for find on the website. There are also lots of weekly free images on PictureNative.com too. You will buy credits using trusted online systems like PayPal. To buy credits you must first create a free account on our website.
Credits never expire when you use your PictureNative.com account once a year. Using your account is as easy as signing into your account.
If you change your mind on a credit purchase, unused credit packs can be returned for a full refund within 14 days of purchase. If any credits from a credit pack have been used, no refunds will be offered.
An image subscription lets you enjoy our lowest prices on photos, vectors and illustrations by paying a flat rate to access a set limit of downloads for a specified period of time. Depending on the subscription plan you choose, you can get access to more images in total or more downloads per month.
Using Photos in your Projects
When you download a photo on PictureNative.com, you're purchasing a royalty-free license that allows you to use that photo in a wide variety of uses, including: advertising, publishing, reports, marketing, websites, blogs and presentations. All images with recognizable faces of people come with a model release except only editorial images.
Unlike the majority of our collection, editorial photos don't have any model or property releases, and thus they can't be used for commercial, promotional, advertorial or endorsement purposes. These images often include news, sports and entertainment images that portray real-world people, places, events and things and are intended to be used only in connection with events that are newsworthy or of general interest (for example, in a blog, textbook, newspaper or magazine article).
Modifying PictureNative.com Images
You free to modify photos and illustrations downloaded from PictureNative.com in any way that suits your project. You are not bound by any term to leave the image as you downloaded it.
Our Images are in the following formats: JPEGs at 240-300 dpi resolution, Ai or EPS formats for Vector files, MPEG or MP4 formats for vide in HD resolution. This is for the original sizes option. The smaller size options will vary to 72 dpi for the smallest sizes.
I can’t Find a File
If your search ends up with 0 results, you're probably being a little too specific or you're searching for something really unusual. You may need to use short, precise clear descriptions or sometimes one or two words that best describe the image in search. You may need to send us email here and we try to relocate the image for you or even take it at no extra cost if time allows.
I have Lost my Password
If you've forgotten your password, retrieve it here to get an email sent to the address associated with your account.