Before you download your image, it's important you check that what you've chosen is big enough. You need to consider the resolution or dpi and the dimensions. The dimensions listed on our site show the size that your image will appear when printed, and the resolution shows how much detail will be included in every inch printed – dots per inch (dpi). As a rule, it's 300dpi for print and 72dpi for web. Large format prints, such as billboards, are usually printed at lower resolutions of under 150dpi (the image is less detailed because it is viewed from farther away) although it's worth checking with your designer before you start.
Our royalty free images are priced by file size, generally the larger the file the higher the cost. It's easy to downsize an image without compromising quality, but if you buy an image that's too small the quality will be affected if you try to make it bigger. We want you to get value for money, so if you're not sure what size you need, get in touch.
Here's a rough guide to help:
We’ve got a mix of standard definition (SD) and high definition (HD) video clips. For all clips you can see the resolution on the comp and for SD clips we show whether it’s NTSC or PAL. Our video clips are available as Photo-JPEG files, which can be converted to other file types through free programs such as Mpeg StreamClip. Only a very small number of our clips have audio.
Our vectors are available as EPS files, which are zipped with a JPEG version for download. Some of our vectors have ‘sample text here’ on them to help you choose where your text goes. If you don’t need it, it’s easy to remove from the EPS file, but if you’re intending to use the JPEG it might be more complicated.