Buying Images

Why we're different from other picture libraries.

We're Open Access. That means anyone can upload images to fotolibra.

And why does that benefit you as a picture buyer?

Because we offer images of startling originality, images that can never be taken again, images with the bland bits taken out.

Real photographs by real people.

With tens of thousands of photographers in 150 countries, all you have to do is tell us what you're looking for. If we haven't got it online already, we ask our contributors to go out and shoot it for you. No obligation to you at all.

The purchase process is simple, too. We offer several easy ways to buy the pictures you need. To buy any image rights, just register with us, then you can

  1. Buy online with a credit card and instantly download the images you want
  2. Set up a trade account and enjoy many enhanced buyer privileges, including
    • immediate download of hi-res images for comping or proofing purposes
    • entire lightbox downloads
    • we search for you and compile lightboxes
    • premiums and incentives
    • free picture calls with no obligation to buy
    • a 5% discount across the board

It's quick and easy to set up a Trade Account. Do it today!

Remember, you don't even need to sign in to search the fotolibra site. As we said, it's open access.

Questions about buying image rights in any of our pictures? Please call +44 (0) 20 8348 1234 or email