FAQ


01 – What is ThaiFotos.com?
02 – What type of usage license am I being provided when I purchase photos from Thai Fotos?
03 – What types of digital photo files do you provide for the photos for sale on this website?
04 – How can I find the photos I am looking for on this website?
05 – How can I purchase photos from Thai Fotos?
06 – How can I pay for photos I would like to purchase from Thai Fotos?
07 – When I complete a purchase, how can I download the photo files that I have purchased?
08 – How much time will I have to download the photos I purchase from Thai Fotos?
09 – Will I be given a receipt for my photo purchases from Thai Fotos?
10 – How can I register for a free account with Thai Fotos?
11 – If I register for a free account with Thai Fotos will my email address be secure with Thai Fotos?
12 – Do I need to be a registered member of Thai Fotos to purchase photos?
13 – Can I create and save a list of photos that I might like to purchase later?
14 – How can I see a history of all my purchases from Thai Fotos?
15 – When I purchase photos from Thai Fotos do I get copyright ownership to the material?
16 – In what way am I permitted to use the photos I purchase from Thai Fotos?
17 – What is the Extended License I see offered on many of the photos for sale on Thai Fotos?
18 – What does it mean when “FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY” is written below a photo?
19 – Can I purchase an Extended License on a photo that says it is FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY?
20 – Are purchases from this website refundable?
21 – Are discount prices available when purchasing more than one photo?
22 – Am I allowed to transfer or resell photos I purchase from this website to someone else?
23 – Am I permitted to edit the photos I purchase from this website?
24 – How can I obtain information about your standard copyright usage and licensing terms?
25 – How can I contact Thai Fotos if I have questions?


01 – What is ThaiFotos.com?

Thai Fotos is a specialty website that sells usage rights to high quality stock photography of Thailand. Photos are available to you for commercial, private and editorial use.

We offer 4 different photo size resolutions: Small, Medium, Large and Extra Large. All 4 of our photo sizes are at 300 DPI, except for the Small size which is at 72 DPI since it is designed for web usage.

Prices for each resolution of photo are different and prices will appear next to each photo on each of the photo close-up pages on this website.

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02 – What type of usage license am I being provided when I purchase photos from Thai Fotos?

When you purchase photographs from Thai Fotos you are being provided with a standard “Royalty Free” usage license. This means that you are not required to pay a royalty to Thai Fotos each time you use one of our photos after you have already purchased it. You only pay one time for our Standard Royalty Free License, which is a non-transferable, non-exclusive, perpetual, worldwide sub-license and as further defined below:

Non-transferable – This means that the license is valid for legal use by the purchaser only. As the purchaser you cannot transfer the digital file, the link to download the file, or your royalty free license to anyone else via resale, gifting, etc.

Non-exclusive – Any and all of the royalty free photos on this website may be used by as many other people who chose to license the same photo from us.

Perpetual – Perpetual means that you can use the photo you purchase from this website for as long as you wish. There is no time limit associated with usage of a royalty free license.

Worldwide – Allows you to use the photo anywhere in the world.

Under our Standard Royalty Free License you are not permitted to use a photo to create your own products for sale. If you would like to do so then you must purchase an additional “Extended License” from us. Extended Licenses will be explained further and in more detail below in question #17.

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03 – What types of digital photo files do you provide for the photos for sale on this website?

All of the photographs being sold on Thai Fotos are saved in the highest quality JPG file format and all of our photo size resolutions are 300 DPI, except for the small size which is at 72 DPI as it is designed for web usage. The small size is a 900×600 DPI file, medium size is a 6.3 MP file, large size is a 16.6 MP file, and our extra large size is a 21.0 MP file. On our extra large photo size also offers the option to purchase the file in either JPG or TIF format. All of our files are saved in the sRGB color space.

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04 – How can I find the photos that I am looking for on this website?

There are 2 methods to search for the type of photos you are looking for.

Method 1: Enter one or more keywords into the search box which correspond to the type of photo you wish to search for and then press enter on your keyboard. You will find the site’s search box present at the top of the screen on all pages of this website.

Method 2: Click on the site’s drop-down menu icon at the top of this website. Then click on the Home link to return to the website’s homepage. Scroll down to the middle of the homepage and you will see a list of 24 different categories split into 4 columns that you can select from. Click on the category that interests you and the site will provide you with a selection of photos to choose from within your selected category.

Once you have completed your search, either by a keyword search or by selecting a category, you will see a selection of thumbnails that either match the keywords or fall into the category you selected.

Simply click on the thumbnail of the photo that most interests you and you will then be taken to the close-up page for that particular photo.

From there you can purchase the photo in the different size options available shown on the right of the display window for the photo. You will be provided a low-res version of the photo with a watermark on the screen to see what the photo looks like. When you purchase any photo from Thai Fotos, the watermark is removed from the photo.

You can use the back button on your browser anytime that you would like to return to your search results after viewing a photo’s close-up page.

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05 – How can I purchase photos from Thai Fotos?

Once you have located the photo you want to purchase then choose the file size(s) you want by clicking on the choices offered to the right of each photo. Then click on the “Add To Cart” button. If you are ready to complete your purchase at that point then click the same button again to “Checkout”. You will then be taken to the checkout page to arrange payment and complete your purchase.

If you add a photo to your shopping cart, but would like to continue shopping on the website first, then you can continue searching for other photos and the photo you just added to your shopping cart will remain there until you are ready to checkout and complete your purchase.

Then, when you are ready to checkout, you can go to the very top right of the screen and click on the “Cart” button which will then take you to the checkout page to complete your purchase for all of the photos you placed in your shopping cart.

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06 – How can I pay for photos I would like to purchase from Thai Fotos?

We accept all major credit cards through our fully secure credit card payment gateway. Thai Fotos staff members are not able to view, nor do we retain any of your private credit card information in our system after you complete a credit card purchase through our website. Our private and secure checkout process through our credit card gateway assures your credit card information remains fully private and safe throughout the entire purchase process.

You are welcome to use either your Visa, MasterCard, American Express, JCB, Discover, or Diners Club credit card to complete your purchases. You may also pay using your PayPal account if you prefer.

On the checkout page of this website you will see options where you can select either credit card or PayPal checkout when you are completing your photo purchases.

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07 – When I complete a purchase, how can I download the photo files that I have purchased?

After you complete your purchase on the website using either a credit card or PayPal then you will automatically be brought to a Purchase Confirmation page on this website. At the bottom of the Purchase Confirmation page you will see links to the photos you purchased. Then just click on those links to start to download the files you purchased directly to your computer. Download time will vary depending upon the size of the photo file you purchased and the speed of your internet connection.

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08 – How much time will I have to download the photos I purchase from Thai Fotos?

We advise that you download the files immediately after completing your purchase as all the links to download the photos we provide to you will expire in exactly 48 hours after you complete your purchase.

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09 – Will I be given a receipt for my purchases from Thai Fotos?

Yes, you will be emailed a Purchase Receipt for each purchase you make on Thai Fotos. Inside that Purchase Receipt will also be links to download the photo files that you purchased. The download links are provided again in the Purchase Receipt as a convenience, just in case you did not successfully download the files from the Purchase Confirmation page already.

Please make sure you enter in your correct email address when you are completing your purchase on the purchase checkout page so that you receive your Purchase Receipt via email without any difficulty.

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10 – How can I register for a free account with Thai Fotos?

At the top of the Thai Fotos website, click on the website’s drop-down menu and you will see an option to Register. You can also register for an account during a photo purchase once you go to the purchase checkout page of the website. Site registration is free and there are no maintenance fees charged for site membership.

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11 – If I register for a free account with Thai Fotos will my email address be secure with Thai Fotos?

Yes, we will never sell any of your private information, including your email address, to another party or website.

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12 – Do I need to be a registered member of Thai Fotos to purchase photos?

No, you are welcome to purchase photos without being registered on the Thai Fotos website. But if you register for a free membership account with Thai Fotos then you will be able to maintain a shopping cart for future purchases. You can also keep track of all your purchase history within your membership account online after you register for a free account with Thai Fotos.

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13 – Can I create and save a list of photos that I might like to purchase later?

Yes, you can create and save a “Lightbox”, which is a collection of all the photos you are interested in. You must first be a free registered member to do so. Then click on the option to “Add To Lightbox” which appears on both the thumbnails and the close-up pages for all photos on Thai Fotos. When you click the Add To Lightbox option you will be promoted to create a new Lightbox or add the photo to an existing Lightbox that you created earlier. You can save your Lightboxes forever in your account and you can access your Lightboxes at anytime from the Lightbox link on the site’s main navigation menu.

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14 – How can I see a history of all my purchases from Thai Fotos?

You must first sign up for a free account with us before making any purchases. Then you can see your purchase history by first logging into your account. Then go to the drop-down menu at the top of the website. Then select the Checkout menu. Then click on Purchase History. There you will see the history of all of your purchases from Thai Fotos.

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15 – When I purchase photos from Thai Fotos do I get copyright ownership to the material?

No, when you purchase a photo from Thai Fotos you are only being given royalty free usage rights as explained above in question #2 and are not being provided copyright ownership to the photograph. This will be also explained further and in more detail below.

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16 – In what way am I permitted to use the photos I purchase from Thai Fotos?

You may use the photos for any type of advertisement or other multimedia productions, for digital usage purposes and on websites or in print, and for commercial and non-commercial purposes, except when the photo states that it is for Editorial Use only.

Editorial Use will be explained further and in more detail below in question #18.

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17 – What is the Extended License I see offered on many of the photos for sale on Thai Fotos?

When you purchase a photo from Thai Fotos it provides you with only a Standard Royalty Free License which does not grant you the right to use the photos to create products for sale or for resale. If you would like to use the photo to create your own products then you should add the Extended License option to your shopping cart when you are purchasing the photo.

The purchase of an Extended License will grant you the additional option to use the photo to create your own products for sale or for resale. To facilitate this you must purchase the Extended License for the photo in addition to purchasing the resolution size you want of the photo itself.

If you purchase only an Extended License for the photo then you will not receive the photo download link for the file when you check out. So be sure to purchase both the size of the photo you require and the Extended License at the same time if you would like to use the photo to create products for sale or for resale.

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18 – What does it mean when “FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY” is written below a photo?

With “For Editorial Use Only” photos you may only use the photo for non-commercial purposes because the photo contained therein has been captured without obtaining the consent of any individual people or the owners of any trademarks or brands appearing in the photo. Therefore, the photo may not be used for any commercial, advertising or promotional purposes.

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19 – Can I purchase an Extended License on a photo that says it is FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY?

No, since Editorial Use Only photo may not legally be used for any commercial, advertising or promotional purposes, we are not able to sell you an Extended License to use the photo to create products for sale or for resale.

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20 – Are purchases from this website refundable?

All digital product purchases from our website are final and nonrefundable. In some cases though we may provide you with a website credit for your purchase, depending on the circumstances.

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21 – Are discount prices available when purchasing more than one photo?

Yes, if you are purchasing 2 or more large resolution photos or $178 or more in total photo cost from Thai Fotos then you may enter the Discount Code 5%PHOTO into the Discount box where it says “Enter Discount” on the checkout page of this website when you are completing your purchases. This will provide you with a 5% discount which will be deducted from your total purchase amount.

For purchases of 4 or more large resolution photos or $356 or more in total photo cost then you may enter the Discount Code 10%PHOTO and Thai Fotos will provide you with a 10% discount which will be deducted from your total purchase amount.

After you enter the Discount Code then the amount of the discount will be applied immediately to your total purchase amount and you will see the discount reflected in your total amount due on the checkout page.

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22 – Am I allowed to transfer or resell photos I purchase from this website to someone else?

No, when you purchase photos from Thai Fotos you do not have the right to resell or transfer the photos or your royalty free rights to the photos to a third party since we are not selling you copyright to any of the photos on this website.

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23 – Am I permitted to edit the photos I purchase from this website?

Yes, you are permitted to edit the photos you purchase from Thai Fotos. You may also make alterations to the content of the photos, crop and display only part of the photo and composite any part or all of the photo with graphics or parts of other digital media. You may also significantly modify the color, lighting, adjust resolution, aspect ratios, saturation, and contrast, etc of the photos as desired.

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24 – How can I obtain information about your standard copyright usage and licensing terms?

For a formal summary of all of our copyright usage terms please download a copy of our Licensing Terms Agreement here.

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25 – How can I contact Thai Fotos if I have questions?

Please proceed to the Contact link on the site’s drop-down menu to contact us or click here to be taken directly to the contact page. We will always respond to your inquiries within 24 hours.

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