ViewBug Licensing: Get Started

Get rewarded for your creativity and easily license your photos. You'll always keep control of your copyright, it's quick to setup and completely optional for all membership levels.

How to contribute your photos

Learn all you need to know about how to submit your photos, the review process, and more.

How do I submit my photos for commercial licensing?

First you must agree to the terms of our Contributor Licensing Agreement. Photos must be uploaded to the ViewBug community, must include all the necessary documents and pass a content review before they can be licensed. To upload your high resolution images, simply go to our upload page or visit the photo you wish to license, and enable the Licensing option.

Make sure to provide relevant keywords so that your photos can be easily discovered on various platforms. Attach model releases for photos that have recognizable people, and be sure to check that your submissions do not contain borders or personalized watermarks. By submitting images for licensing you are accepting the terms laid out in the ViewBug Contributor Agreement.

When Will You Review My Images?

We will review every single image submitted to make sure they are suitable for licensing, review times vary depending on the quantity of images we receive.

For the ViewBug collection we will be accepting images that have a high aesthetic value, great compositions, technical quality and original content.

Why Was My Image Not Approved?

There are different reasons why images will be rejected to be part of our collection. Below are the most common reasons:

  • Pixelated images, digital noise, dust or spots, excessive HDR.
  • Watermarks, logos, signatures or borders are not allowed.
  • Copyright issues such as visible brands, logos, sporting goods, buildings, gadgets.
  • Model and/or Property release are required. Recognizable people or private locations require a release to ensure all parties agree to the terms of commercial licensing.
  • Museums, concerts, sporting games or other type of locations/events that charge admissions may not be licensable without the venue/owner permission. We suggest checking the official website of the building or venue for any photography restrictions they may have.