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I'm new to StockKite, what's going on here?

What is StockKite?

StockKite helps designers, bloggers and everyone who is looking for an image to find great photos that you can use everywhere for free. For more information read the following frequently asked questions.

Can I use your images?

You can copy, modify, distribute, and use the images, even for commercial purposes, all without asking for permission or giving credits to the artist. However, depicted content may still be protected by trademarks, publicity or privacy rights. Read more in our Blog.

What is the license of the photos on StockKite?

All photos on StockKite are licensed under the Creative Commons CC0 license. This means you can use them for free for any personal and commercial purpose. Attribution is not required. For more information read our license page.

Can I edit or modify the photos?

Yes, it’s no problem to edit a photo, add text, add filters or modify it in any other way.

May StockKite images be used on Facebook and other social platforms?

Yes, you can post it on your private profile, use it as your new header image or even use it for a post on your commercial Facebook/Twitter/LinkedIn page. But we are always happy if you mention StockKite ;)

Can I use the photos for a commercial project?

Yes, all photos are free for any commercial use. You can use them on your commercial website, print them on t-shirts or for any other legal purpose. But we are always happy if you mention StockKite ;)

Do I need to mention the source or the photographer?

No, attribution is not required. But we are always happy if you mention StockKite ;)

What are sponsored photos from Shutterstock?

Shutterstock is a partner that provides photos you can buy. You’ll get redirected to their website, if you click on one of their photos. There you can buy the photo.

Where can I upload my own photos?

Create an account here: http://www.stockkite.com/registration. All photos you upload will be released under the Creative Commons CC0 license.

What happens after I uploaded my photos?

The photo curation team of StockKite will choose the best photos and publish them on our home page and in our search. This usually takes one or two days. If one of your photos is chosen you’ll get an email notification.

How can I delete a photo?

Click on a photo on your profile. Then you will find a link to delete your photo below the main photo button (+ More options ) except if your photo is featured on our home page and in the search. If this is the case please send us the link of your photo to [email protected]. Keep in mind that if someone downloaded the photo already they can continue using it for free. Creative Commons CC0 license cannot be revoked.

How can I avoid inappropriate or explicit images or Safe Search ?

Please make use of our SafeSearch filter, which can help you block inappropriate or explicit images from your search results. The SafeSearch filter isn't 100% accurate, but it helps you avoid most adult content. You may turn SafeSearch on and off through the settings on search results pages.

Why was my image not accepted?

Your image either does not comply with our quality guidelines or the chosen tags do not sufficiently or correctly describe its content.

Did anyone steal your photo or Falsifying names?

If someone has taken your photo's from any other community, uploaded on StockKite. Then you need to create profile on StockKite And claim your photo by providing evidence urls. Please write us an email to [email protected]
Please note: It may take up to 3 weeks and Profile is important

What will be happen after claiming my photo?

If your proof is valid and you created your profile or already have profile on StockKite. Then the photo will be shown under your profile.
Please note: Photo will be not removed or take down. please see terms and conditions in our blog.

How I can get donations

Image authors can only receive donations through PayPal. Double check your Paypal setting in your profile settings. If you didn't add your Paypal credentials you won't be able to get donations

Can I make a donation without PayPal?

If you would like to support StockKite, please donate us through PayPal.

How can I delete my account?

Please write us an email to [email protected].

Do you also provide free videos?

Yes, we've a dedicated page for free videos. But it is under development.

Do you have an API?

Not Yet: But it is under development.