Photo selling guide

We’ve assembled explanations that can help you start selling your photo. Before selling, please read this carefully and understand it fully.

1.Overview

Regardless you are professional photographer or not, you can sell your photos to people worldwide.

Reach out to people worldwide

Weawow is available in 51 languages. Reach out to people worldwide with a focus on weather.

Royalty rate is 75%

Royalty rate is 75% which is the photo stock industry's top-class.

Request transfer with PayPal

Payment for your work will be transferred to your PayPal account.

Photo selling process

Register information as a photographer and apply for marketing approval for each photo. Once the application is accepted, you can start selling photos.

1.

Post photo

Create free Weawow account and log in. And post your photos.

2.

Sales setting

Set up for photo selling and apply for.

3.

Start selling

Photo selling will be approved if it meets the criteria, photo will be selling to all over the world.

2.Sales terms of photo

On photo selling, you need to follow below sales terms.
In case you sell your photo violating this term, you may be punished by an infringement of copyrights or personality rights.

  • Photos are taken by you and copyrights belongs to you. (Photos are taken by others are not allowed.)
    If you post or sell photos taken by others as your own work, you will be punished by an infringement of copyrights.
  • Photo with no identifiable person.
  • Photo that do not show a specific building as the main subject.
  • Photo that do not show sculpture, work of art, company name, product name, logo, etc.
  • Photo with good resolution.
  • Photo that do not show prominent text such as shooting date, copywrite, or camera app name.
  • Photo that do not show something that other people don't like, such as a large insect.
  • Photo that do not contain margins.

Important notice

Selling photos allow various companies and people to use the photo in advertisement, media and product.
In case your photos violating copyrights or personality rights, companies and people who use this photo will file a suit for damages against us. The cost of damages for infringement could be enormous.
Now that anyone can easily access to image data, however you can not sell photo retrieved from search engine or other people's blog post since website's owner has the copyrights not you.
Please sell photos you took by yourself and own copyright.

3.Infringement of portrait rights

Everyone has personality rights. If you post and sell a photo that show a person without their permission, you will be punishable as a violation of their Image rights. So, you can not post/sell that photo on Weawow.

Here are common definition for personally identifiable photo. You can not post/sell.

  1. Photo with person's face
    Photo with person's face
  2. Only person's back but it can be recognized an individual
    Only person's back but it can be recognized an individual
  3. Baby's photo
    Baby's photo
  4. No person's face but unique outfit to be recognized an individual
    No person's face but unique outfit to be recognized an individual

Other example is tattoo which can be unique to the specific individual.
If someone see that picture and identify the specific individual, it means the photo is personally identifiable.

Also, here are common definition for photo which does not enable the identification of the specific individual.

  1. Only legs and hands
    Only legs and hands
  2. Only body silhouette
    Only body silhouette
  3. Only person's back and it can not be recognized an individual
    Only person's back and it can not be recognized an individual
  4. Not clear
    Not clear

In this case, you can post/sell your photo.
If you are not sure whether personally identifiable photo such as side profile or part of face, we recommend that you do not post/sell the photo just in case.

4.Infringement of other rights

Other than people, when your photo uses specific properties such as buildings, stores, statue, art objects, company name, logo, trademark or furniture, you may violate copyrights, personality rights or design rights.
In other words, if owners may claim their ownership against buildings, objects, and material as subject in the photo, you can not post/sell that photo on Weawow.

Here are common example for photo which belong to other owner.

  • Buildings

    Photos that taken in distinctive property such as architecture, building or landmarks and if the property is main subject, you can not post/sell that photo on Weawow.
    On the other hand, if the building is not the main subject, for instance, panoramatic townscape can be posted and sold without permission.
    Since there is no clear definition on what the main subject is, we recommend you do not post/sell it.

  • Shooting on private property

    In order to take photos in private property such as theme park, zoo, restaurant, museum or friends' house and sell these photos, you can not post/sell that photo on Weawow.

  • Logo, Trademark

    In case there is logo or trademark owned by others in the photo, you can not post/sell that photo on Weawow. For example, shop sign, company logo in the train or trademark of fashion makers are this case.
    The world is full of logo and trademark. In case you want to post/sell it, blurring process for the logo or trademark is required.

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