Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions


Are the images really free?
Yes, the images are free for personal and non-commercial usage.
You may however not use them to promote a product or a service.
Please read our terms of use before you download and use them.

Where can I use the images?
Can I use the images on my personal blog that has ads? Yes
Can I use the images on my company website? No
Can I use the images on my company blog? Only if you are not using them to promote your services.
Can I use the images for educational purposes? Yes
Can I use the images for charity projects? Yes
Can I use the images in a tutorial I'm writing? Yes, if you provide a link back to the image page.
Can I use the images to create image packs and give away on my own site? No
Can I use the images in a demo I'm creating? Yes
Can I use the images in paid smartphone apps? No
Can I use the images in free smartphone apps? Yes

Is the membership free?
Yes, it sure is.

Why do I need to sign up?
Registered users can both upload their files and post comments, add to favorites, contact other users and post news on their profile page.

What format are the files in?
All the photographs are in JPG format. The graphics are either PSD, EPS, AI, compressed in a ZIP file.

I forgot my password / I can’t login, what should I do?
Please use the “password recovery” page to get your password sent by email.

How can I support this site?
You can support us in many ways. You can click the "Support" button on the photo pages if you like to support a special photographer. You can tell people about us on your website / blog / newsletter. Submit the site to various social bookmarking sites like Stumbleupon, digg etc. We also accept donations; please click here to donate an amount of your choice.

I can’t find the answer to my question here, what can I do?
Please use the contact form on the support page and describe your problems. We will write back as soon as we can.

Members / Contributers


Can I sell my photos on stockvault.net?
No, we do not sell the photos here at stockvault.net; there are plenty of other sites where you can sell your images, like Texturevault and Dreamstime for example.

How many files can I upload?
There is no limit as long as the files comply with our submission guidelines.

Can I upload other photos than my own?
No, we take copyright infringements very seriously. Members that upload copyrighted materials will have their images deleted and their account removed.

Someone has uploaded my photo without my permission, what do I do?
Please contact us with the details of the image in question. We request a proof of ownership In cases of copyright infringements if the violation isn't obvious

Why did my image get rejected?
We only reject files when they are either too small, out of focus, have extensive noise, include watermarks etc. We usually try to include a reason with the rejection email. So don't be sad, rather take the advice, read through our submission guidelines and try again :)

How do I add/change my profile picture?
We have integrated Gravatar.com to help put faces to your names. If you don't have an account with Gravatar.com, you can create a free account here and add your picture.

How can I be apart of the Photographer Appreciation Program?
You need to have at least 25 files uploaded and active in the gallery.

How do I configure AdSense to track stockvault.net?
Login to your AdSense account.
  1. Click "Performance Reports" from the top menu.
  2. Click "URL channels" in the left menu.
  3. Click the "Add URL's to track" button.
  4. Enter "stockvault.net", and click Add URL's.
How can I delete my account?
If you want to delete your account, please send us a message via the contact form. We will then contact you back to verify the deletion of your account.