Using stock imagery as reference for a painting - allowed? Which License?

Community Beginner ,
Jan 06, 2020

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Hi all,

 

Much appreciated if you can confirm if I buy an Extended License for an image, then I may use it as part of a reference for a painting (oil on canvas).

 

To be clear, I won't be copying the image exactly - rather using elements of it within a broader overall composition (eg. placing a model's figure into a background of my own design).

 

Just want to ensure this is allowed, and which license covers this use. And yes, the painting will end up for sale in a gallery, though not as prints.

 

Many thanks!

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Adobe Community Professional , Jan 06, 2020
Abambo Adobe Community Professional , Jan 06, 2020
As your painting based on the stock image is the main reason for buying your painting, you will need an extended license.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 06, 2020

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As your painting based on the stock image is the main reason for buying your painting, you will need an extended license.

Regards, Abambo
Hard- and Software Engineer and Photographer.

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New Here ,
Sep 21, 2020

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Hi Abambo,

I was hoping you could answer a few questions I have about extended licensing for stock images.

I'm an artist/painter and want to use stock photos as reference photos for my paintings.

 

Can I use an image that I purchased an extended license for as reference for multiple different artworks or do I need to license the image again for each new artwork I produce?

 

If I sell through a gallery, does the gallery need to buy a seperate license for the reference images?

 

Can people who buy my paintings resell them at a later point or do they need to buy a license to do so?

 

If a magazine wants to publish my paintings and sell the magazine, do they need to buy a license as well?

 

Thank you in advance!

Kind regards

Eirik

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New Here ,
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I would like to know an answer from this too Abambo 🙂

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