Atmospheres imaging's list of services

Cameraman for hire
Underwater video and photo cameraman for hire around South-East Asia.
Photographic stock
Buying photographs online - check out our on-line galleries or request a particuclar shot from out extensive stock library.
Video stock footage
Buying video stock footage - mail us with your shot request or watch our on-line movies. Available in high def or 3ccd.
Promotional photographs
Above or below water we are able to shoot your hotel,boat or event to your specifications.
Promotional video production
Promotional high def video production - Resort, hotel or corporate promo production.
Tv production, editing and freelance camera work
On site in 3 days ready to go.

Dvds
Custom made dvds from different parts of Asia showcasing some the best diving around.


Photographic stock - buying photos on-line

View our selection of custom galleries.
Buying photographs on-line from Atmospheres Imaging enables you to get exactly what you want at the resoloution you want.
If you would like to know more about choosing the correct size and resoloution for you, read on. If you would like to proceed directly with the ordering, contract and payment of your chosen image(s) please click here. Please make a note of the image(s) name(s) you require before clicking.
Atmospheres Imaging's digital underwater and land based photos are for sale on-line with "rights managed" licensing through the web at maximum resoloutions of 5500 x 3500 pixels (50mbs tif) or smaller for web purposes.
Pricing
Buy and have your photo sent to you the same day .
(file sizes files over 500 k will normally be sent on cd or by e-mail as jpg files (higest quality) if specifically requested).
Start your Search here or contact us for a specific image.

Photographs are sent in any format you require and are available in a variety of sizes and with 2 different rights permissions available to suit your needs.

The resoloution can be high enough for the photos to be used in double full page magazine prints or small enough to use in your web page.
help on how to choose the size you require

Atmospheres Imaging has a large stock of digtial photos available , above water and below water from Malaysia , Cambodia , Myanmar / Burma , Thailand , Laos , Vietnam , Indonesia , Egypt , Holland and the UK .

If you don't see it on our site tell us what you are looking for and we'll send you a sample copy for your approval.
If you like it we'll send you the high resoloution copy without the watermark.

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Stock video footage

We have a large library of shots from around the world , tell us what you are looking for specifically and any perameters involved or flexability of shots and we will let you know what we have for you.
Sample shots will be sent on cd or, if you're in a hurry, by e-mail.

 
From whale sharks to cleaner shrimps we've got it all ,stock footage from over 4000 dives around the world all shot in 3 ccd Dv and now also in High defintion (Hi-def) digital video and Atmosphere's unique style.
Price dependant on final productions market and territories.
Also available : Stock photographs.
 

Click here to see some samples of our video

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Promotional photographs

Hotel resort, Yacht, dive resort or company we will give you the pictures you want to portray your business.
Tell us what you want the picture to say about your business and the image you want to portray and we'll take the shots .
Custom brochure , advertising , web and poster shots underwater or above are all available through our professional photographic department .


Atmospheres imaging now uses top of the range digital SLR's.

View your hotel or resort in magnificent panoramic shots.
Enable your potential clients to see your resort or property in full.
All photographs now shot on high end Professional Digital SLR cameras .
(unless otherwise requested)
See the finished shots on site and make sure you have the pictures you want
giving your business the edge you need.
Maybe we already have the photos you want,
use our search bar, learn more about buying photos online or visit our dedicated
photographer and videographer for hire page.

Costings :

Pricings on application subject to clients requirements, copyright releases and location.

contact us to view samples of our work and discuss details.

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Promotional video production

If you have a company, hotel, boat or dive resort we can build, shoot, edit and produce a custom promotional video for you on site in high definition video, the new indusrty standard.

Atmospheres is designed to be a portable unit able to produce results for you to see on-site.
No surprises on the finished product thereby ensuring your satisfaction.
Tell us what you want your video to portray and the image you want to promote and we will build a storyboard to suit you, subject to your apporoval.
The video is shot in broadcast quality high definition (hi-def) digital film and non- linear edited on-site producing results that are as good as you want them to be.
The finshed product is available in Hi-Def Dv or DVD format.

Visit our dedicated
videographer and photographer for hire page.


Costings:

Pricings on application subject to job details and location.

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Tv production, editing and freelance camera work

Atmospheres Imaging is a portable unit designed to be there to get the shot you want.
If you require an edited piece to fill a slot let us know your demographic and subject and we'll go wherever you want to get what you need, edit it for you and send it back.

Stock footage, custom montages, short films, underwater pieces or just the shot you can't find , contact us to see if we can help you.
Underwater video is our speciality.

All footage filmed in broadcast quality High definition (Hi-def) or 3ccd digital video.

Prices on application subject to job details and location.
Underwater video and photo cameraman for hire page

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Website and brochure design
Have your brochure designed by Atmospheres imaging.
Full designing from start to finish , from photographs and texting to printing, let Atmospheres do the job for you.
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Rights and Licensing Explained
"
Rights managed" Imagery is the champagne of the stock photo industry.
It encompasses much of the finest work of some of the most renowned photographers in the world."

When an image is bought from Atmospheres, the buyer purchases the right to use that image in a particular way.
This is called a licence and we offer Rights managed licensing


Rights managed Licensing (what does it mean?)
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The buyer pays a licence fee each time they use the image for a specific defined use, but another buyer can also purchase the same image and use it for another project under another licence, this is "rights managed licensing".The rights of usage for the image are managed by what is specified in the contract.
Images are purchased for a clearly defined specific use and the price, with Atmospheres imaging, remains the same, dependant only on size of the image required, time period of usage and which rights, of the 2 options we provide, you require: "Rights managed" (non-exclusive usage) or "Rights protected" (exclusive use of the image) licensing.
Atmospheres one scale pricing.
The image may not be used in any way that is not agreed to and invoiced for. That is, the rights are "managed" on a continuing basis.
You are licensing the rights for one-time, non-exclusive use of an image for your project (unless rights protection is requested, exclusive use of the image(s)), i.e a magazine run , newspaper, book or web page would be some examples.
Copyright of the image(s) remains with the photographer.
The right to use the image(s) remains with the purchaser of the license and can not be transferred, sub-licensed or re-sold to another party by the client or photographer until such time as the conract is not renewed or expires.
Please note that not all of Atmospheres's images are model or property released. It is your responsibility to check whether a model / property release exists and whether the usage you are using it for requires a release. Please see releases explained for more information.
You will obligated to agree to the Contract license as part of your order processing before you complete your purchase, by clicking "Iagree, proceed to purchase" you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this agreement and the image usage specifications chosen by you and listed in your order.

You may not...
transfer, sub-license or re-sell the image to another party.

You may not...
...use the photo in any way OTHER than that which is explicitly stated on the specific license without paying an additional fee.


You may not...

... use any photo with a recognizable model in a way that is humiliating, libelous or damaging to the model. WARNING: This is CRUCIAL for you to understand and abide by. When you are using commercial images you MUST be completely familiar with all issues surrounding model releases .


If you wish proceed to buying image(s) now by choosing a photo from one of our galleries or searching for a specific image
Please make sure you have a record of the files name(s) you require.

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Rights protected (exclusive) licensing

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This form of licensing is also offered by Atmospheres Imaging.
This form of licensing is identical to the other rights managed licensing but instead of the image begin able to be used by others during your stated period of use, you will have the exclusive use of the purchased image for the period of time you have purchased it.
Copyright still remains with Jeremy Tryner and Atmospheres Imaging and you will be still be constrained by your choice of use as with rigths managed images.
Please fill in the quote request form with image(s) name, size, placement, duration of use and geographic distribution of the image(s), and submit it to us and we will get back to you with a quote for your exclusive "rights protected" image use.
An image used on the inside of a small brochure could be as little as 200 euros, or even less. Using an image for a major national ad campaign would be alot more.

Since the use of the images is "managed" carefully by the photo agency, we can also offer rights "protection" if you choose to pay for it.

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For your information:
Pricing of exclusive license 'rights protected" images is dependant on usage:
these 5 factors determine the price of the image(s) you are buying


Factor One : Exposure in the market place
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Generally, the greater the number of people who will see the photograph — the higher the price. This is where all those questions about "distribution", "print-run" and "number of insertions" come from. It’s why, in the case of an ad, the stock agent might want to know, generally, what the "circulation" is of the magazines the ad will appear in.

It’s all going towards determining how "important" the project is. And, frankly, they’re probably making some kind of rough calculation as to how much money is being spent on the overall project, with a view towards pricing the photo accordingly. For example, if you are doing a national advertisement that will be placed in many national consumer magazines, they know that perhaps hundreds of thousands of dollars will be spent buying the space in the magazines. Or, if your brochure will have a print run of two million copies, they know that is costing a pretty penny and that a few extra dollars for the picture isn't going to break the bank. Perhaps that shouldn't affect their thinking, but it does, and you need to know that.

How to use this to your advantage?:

The way you should be thinking about all this is that the fewer the number of people who see the photograph — the lower the price!

The agency is interested in knowing how much "exposure" the photo will receive; YOU are interested in letting them know how little it will receive.

The agency will be asking "broad brush" questions: You want to pro-actively supply the finer brush information that reduces the implications of a simple "yes" or "no" answer. Don't wait for them to ask you for it. Volunteer any information that works in your favor.

One caveat:

The worst advice we could give you would be to suggest you distort the information in a way that would result in a fundamental untruth about how the picture will be used. Please refer to the section of this document on why you should be sure to purchase all the rights you DO need. When we are dealing with photos, we’re dealing with copyrights, and it is legally mandatory that you do obtain the rights you need, framed within an accurate description of your usage.


2. Factor Two : Role of the images
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How large (or small) a role does the photo play in the project you are developing?

"Cover" photos cost more than "inside" photos. Ads in which the photo is the "major visual" cost more than when the photo plays a minor role. And so on.

Why should "size" play such a role, really? Either you're using the picture or not, right? Well, its a "back door" way of determining how "important" the image is to the project. Images used large are assumed to be more important to you than images used small or on the inside of a brochure. The more important the agency figures the image is to you, the more they are going to charge (and the less likely they will be to negotiate for less).

How to use this informatio nto your advantage:

Don't forget: "Yes, but..."

Will the image be used full page? "Yes, but it will be a background with many other images superimposed on top of it. You'll hardly see it..."

Is this the major visual in your ad? "Yes, but I am cropping into a small portion of the sky and using only that."

Whatever. Don't veer from the truth, but DO volunteer any information that reduces the agency's notion of the importance this image plays in your project, if, indeed, that is the case.

If it is not the case, be careful: Don't overplay this hand. If the agency gets the idea that this image is so insignificant to you that they're going to have to reduce the price also to insignificance, they won't budge at all. (Plus, they're not going to believe you. After all, you're calling them about the image, right?)

But, as in number 1, if your use of the photo is, indeed, of less significance than would be indicated by simple answers to the "broad brush" questions, be sure to supply the additional information that countervails that impression, assuming it's true.

3. Factor Three : Past prices for similar images
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Once the stock agent has a clear understanding of how important the photo is to the project and how important the project itself might be, a price is arrived at based upon the past experience of the agency with similar projects and usages. What prices have previous clients with similar projects been willing to pay?

So, the first thing to do is to make sure that the price you are being given is based upon your particular project, with all its unique characteristics taken into account, not being subjected to a "pricing chart category".

And there's a second thing...

The agency is focused on the prices they have received for "similar projects" in the past: You need to point out the prices you have paid for similar projects in the past.


4. Factor four : How many photos are you purchasing?
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This is why it is so important to concentrate your buying power. If you are using more than one stock image in your project, and you buy them all from one agency, you should get a better price than if you were purchasing just one.

This is a controversial issue amongst photographers represented by agencies. They feel that "quantity discounts" demean the inherent value of the work. Whether that is true or not, the fact is that you will, or should, get a "favorable" price if you are purchasing a few images at the same time from the same agency. If the agency will not do that, or doesn't have a mechanism in place to do that (an increasing problem -- see online price calculators), we advise shopping elsewhere.

How to use this to your advantage:

Number one: If you are using several images from the agency you are negotiating with, but you are not getting favorable treatment for doing so, have alternative images in mind from other agencies, and let them know that.

Number two: The next best thing to buying several images on this project, is buying more images on another project. If you have something "in the works", and you are considering purchasing those images from this same agency, let them know that.


5. Factor five : How many times have you purchased in the past?
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Good customers get good prices. Or, at least, they should get good prices. One of the ways you should "kick the tires" of the agency you are dealing with is to determine if, indeed, they have systems in place so that when you call for a price on this project, the person you are dealing with at the agency is well aware of your purchasing history on past projects. That's how you build up your "purchasing power" with them. There's no way they can take that information into account in your favor if the salesperson you're dealing with isn't even aware of it.

How to use this factor to your advantage?:

If the agency is not aware of a purchasing history that should work to your advantage, we recommend two things: First, on this project, make them aware of it. Second, on your next project, shop elsewhere.

Another tip: Suppose you haven't done much (or any) business with the photo agency in the past, but your client has. Mention it. Or suppose you have recently switched companies and whereas you haven't done business with this photo agency in your current position, you did do so in your past position. Mention it. They're probably looking up your records based upon your current company's name; have them look up your purchasing history under your old company's name...

Don't forget Umbrella issue number four : How important are you to them? If you have purchasing power use it, and if the agency you're dealing with is unwilling to take into account your "most favored nation" status, find an agency that will.

Remember...

The stock agency is interested in obtaining sufficient information so that they don’t undercharge you. You should be interested in volunteering information that will prevent them from overcharging you!

As you proceed through the process, relentlessly bear that fact in mind. Know that everything that is going on is with a view towards making the five factors work to your advantage, fair and square.
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Releases:
Disclaimer
The information supplied by Atmospheres below and elsewhere on the site in regards to model and property releases is intended solely for information only. You should not rely upon it to answer any specific questions you may have in regards to model or property releases. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the correct model or property releases for your licence use and that you comply with the relevant local laws.You are advised to seek legal advice before relying on any information contained in this website.

What is a release?
A model release or property release is a written agreement between the model or property owner and the photographer where the model or property owner has granted the photographer permission to use the photographs commercially. Releases generally permit the use of the image(s) for all purposes, with exceptions for controversial, sensitive or defamatory uses. However it is your responsibility to decide if a model and/or a property release is necessary for their intended image use.

Rights managed (RM) Images on Atmospheres

Please note that not all of Atmospheres's RM images are model or property released.
If you believe a release is need please check with us as to whether a release was obtained for the shot(s).

Model release
When is a signed model release needed?

Images which depict people may require a signed model release. It is up to you to decide whether the licence usage will require a release. You should be aware that when a model release is available additional considerations may mean that the model release in itself is not sufficient, e.g. if the image is to be used for sensitive issues.

What situations would make a signed model release void?

Some image uses would void a signed release. The following is for guidance only and is not a full list:

Defamation of Character - embellishment, distortion or fictionalisation of a person's character.
Sensationalised use - a use intended to distort the "truth" of an image.
What if the model is deceased?

If the model is dead a signed model release is still required from the heirs. Records about heirs are normally publicly available at government offices.

Sensitive Issues

A model may have signed a model release but may not consent to their image being used for a sensitive issue subject. For example if an image has a tobacco restriction then the image cannot be used for a tobacco advertisement. If an image has no restriction it does not imply that the image is cleared for a sensitive issue.

A list of sensitive issue subjects is supplied below. This list is not exhaustive and is for illustrative purposes only, it should not be considered full and definitive.

Abortion and/or pro-life or pro-choice
Alcohol
Gambling
Guns and weapons
Medical and mental health issues
Negative financial portrayal
Political fanaticism
Religious fanaticism
Sexual and sexual health issues
Tobacco

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How do i determine which file size i need for my project ?
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The optimal file size for your particular usage will depend on several factors including the size of your end use.
Images are available as jpgs (higest quality compression) or tif file format (no compression).
Here is some guidance:

500KB Image Size: 5X7 Inches at 72ppi

This size is intended for three primary uses:
• Websites
General website use as well as Flash movies, etc.
• Multimedia
Such as Powerpoint presentations

10MB Image Size: 5X7 Inches at 300 dpi

(warning: large file, may take a while to download)
Ideal for print usage of up to 5 X 7 inches. If, for example, you are using the image on the inside of a brochure, relatively small, this is the perfect size.

18MB Image Size: 8X10 Inches at 300 dpi

(warning: large file, may take a while to download)
Print usage where the image will be used larer than 5 X 7 inches.
Many of our customers also purchase these larger files sizes even when they are using the image relatively small-- in order to achieve maximum density and detail in the image.

50MB Image Size: Double page magazine spread @ 300 dpi
No sample image
Double page spread standard magazine size @ 300 dpi.
Many of our customers also purchase the largest files sizes even when they are using the image relatively small-- in order to achieve maximum density and detail in the image
and be able to use them in a variety of projects that they have stated in their conditions of usage in their contract.


See our complete selection of online galleries to choose your image


How much can the image be enlarged?
Cropping

Far and away the largest source of file-size confusion. Remember: If you are only using a portion of the image, you must calculate the size you are using based upon the size of the original image, not just the portion you are using.
Learn more


Enlargement
Our largest image files 50MB have been used for everything up to and including posters. However, the amount you can enlarge the image will be determined by a variety of factors, some of which are very subjective.
Learn more

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For book and magazine printing, the print resolution for your stock photos typically needs to be 300dpi and above. Large format prints, such as billboards, are usually printed at lower resolutions of under 150dpi (the image is less detailed because it is viewed from farther away) although it's worth checking with your print department before you start. If they require a higher resolution, Atmospheres can help you by applying interpolation or upsizing. However, once you've received the stock photo, whilst you can shrink it, it cannot be easily expanded without losing quality.

 

Enlargement:
How large can i blow up the image? Can i do posters?

The short answer is: Yes, images from Atmopsheres are used for everything from Magazines to posters...

BUT....

Please consult the technical specifications of your print house, and use common sense.

For example, with many of the images the largest file size available is 50MB optimized at 18" X 11". Can you blow that up to poster size? Maybe (see below).

Enlargement: Factors to consider...

Yes, our images can be used larger than their "optimized" size, and, indeed, our clients do that frequently, But doing so successfully can be tricky and technical (See below). This is true with our images, or anyone's images...

We'll give you a basic foundation here: The things you need to be aware of, consider and attend to if you are enlarging an image beyond it's "optimized" size. But if you are intending to use one of our images very large, be sure to consult with your service bureau, printer or digital imaging specialist.


Factor # 1 : Image aesthetics

Generally speaking, an image can be enlarged to approximately 125% of its original size without significant loss of quality. However, with some images that are highly "atmospheric", where there is a photographic style overlaying it that lends itself to creative interpretation, enlargement can often safely exceed 125%.

On the other hand, with an image whose aesthetic underpinning requires crispness and extreme detail, anything over 100% might be a problem, unless you apply the technical correctives described below.


Factor # 2 : Your output device
Presses and printers are improving all the time and incorporating some magical ability to enlarge images from relatively small amounts of underlying data. Find out exactly what hardware will be used to produce your project and consult with the expert on it to determine whether the file we provide you will be adequate to achieve your goal on that particular device.

Factor # 3 : Lpi to Dpi / Ppi ratio
Okay, this is technical, not suitable viewing for children or the faint of heart...

Our 50MB images are shot using image resolution of 300 pixels per inch (ppi), and a screen frequency of 150 lines per inch (lpi ). You'll notice that the ratio between those two things is 2 to 1, which is ideal. If you enlarge an image beyond it's "optimized" size, you want to maintain that ratio.
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That means you can try the following things to increase the size of the image:

Lower the screen frequency:
Try going down to 130 lpi on your screen frequency (or even lower if the image aesthetics allow it: see factor #1, above). As you do so, lower the ppi accordingly, always maintaining the 2 to 1 ratio. So, for example, if you lower lpi to 130, you can lower the ppi to 260, and the image size will now be approximately 15% larger. You can experiment with lower and lower ppi/lpi settings which produce larger and larger images-- until the image quality begins to suffer, at which point you know you've gone a bridge to far...

Break the rule
Some images will not suffer in quality if you "break the rule" on the 2:1 ppi to lpi ratio. Try going to 1.8 to 1 or 1.5 to 1. Experiment. A lot will depend on the aesthetics of the underlying image, and no two images will react identically.

Resample then sharpen

Those great people who create image editing programs haven't been sitting on their hands. They know you want to enlarge images and "resampling" is the tool they've given you to do it. Almost all good image editing programs have this feature these days, and the process involves a kind of "recipe" for adding data to your image so that you can enlarge it.

Essentially what happens when you "resample" an image is that it takes a look at what you've got and then interpolates it to a greater density, allowing you to use the image larger.

Quite often the process causes a slight blurring of the image, which, equally often, can be corrected by then "sharpening" the image. Try it. This technique can often allow you to use an image much larger than its "optimized" size.


In the end, it's subjective...

Are the results of the enlargement acceptable? That, in the final analysis, is a subjective judgment you need to make. It might depend on how far away from the image the viewer is expected to be (Posters). It might depend on the creative effect you want to achieve and the degree to which the particular aesthetics of the original image lend themselves to that effect. You need to make that judgment, and no one can make it for you.

Consult your printer, service bureau, expert
Once again, we need to stress that the amount you can enlarge an image is determined by a great number of factors, many of which are outside our control. Yes, our images are used in a great variety of ways, often very large. But, we strongly recommend that you consult with whomever will be doing the final output of your project about the ways in which the particular image you are interested in will behave under the parameters you set.

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Cropping

I am only using aportion of the image(cropping). Which file size should i purchase?

"Cropping" simply means that you are not using the entire image, but only a part of it.

As a rule of thumb*, if you are using less than 75% of the original image, you should step up to the next larger file size in order to maintain the underlying image quality.

This is especially true with our 10MB files, which are optimized for use up to 5" X 7". But that measurement applies to use of the entire image.

If you take a portion of the image and then attempt to use that portion up to 5" X 7", you are in effect using the image larger than 5" X 7", in which case you will need the 18 or 50 MB file which is optimized for use up to 10.5" X 7" or 18" x 11".

We say "rule of thumb" because, to a certain degree, it depends on the aesthetics of the underlying image, as well as the effect you are hoping to achieve. Some images are intended to be crisp and clearly defined, and those will certainly require the larger file size if you are cropping. With other images, however, the aesthetic is "softer" and more ethereal, and in those cases you can sometimes achieve the effect you want, even though you are cropping.

We will say this, however: Even though the larger 50MB files are somewhat more expensive, if you go that route you will have complete flexibility. You can always reduce the size of the 50MB files, but you cannot increase the size of the 18MB file.

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Pricing

Here at Atmospheres Imaging we quote you one price scale irrespective of end use and dependant only on file size requested, time period of use and whether you require "rights protection" or not.
This is not royalty free images.
So if you are using the photo for a magazine, brochure, web site or poster the price remains the same as long as the file size and the usage of the image is the same and is constrained by the parameters chosen by you in the contract agreement.
You may use the image only in exactly the way specified in the license from Atmospheres and layed down by you in the contract agreement, and no other way. "Rights Managed" images are sometimes referred to as "Licensed" images, as opposed to "royalty free". Rights protected images are not royalty free. But the fact is that all images are "licensed", with "rights protected" licensing being specific and limited.
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How much do Rights mangaged images cost?
Pricing of Rights managed images is based upon the file size you purchase and not, as is the usual, the usage it will be applied to.
Certain restrictions on usage apply (please see license (terms and conditions).

Technical information
help on deciding which size you need

"Rights managed" images for a standard period of 5 years.

Prices in Euros
Price in GB Pounds
Price in US$
F i l e S i z e
G r e a t f o r . . .
25.00
17.50
35.00
500KB / 72DPI (540 x 360 pix)
Websites; multi-media; presentations
75.00
52.50
105.00
10MB / 300DPI (2250 x 1500 pix)
Any reproduction at 300DPI up to 5"X7"
120.00
95.00
190.00
18MB / 300DPI (3076 x 2052 pix)
Print reproduction up to 10"x7"
150.00
105.00
210.00
50MB / 300DPI (5500 x 3670 pix)
Print reproduction up to 18"x12"

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For "rights protected" image prices please submit a "Rights protected" license and quote form.
What is the difference between "rights managed" and "rights protected"?

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All pictures and video on this site are protected by Copyright Atmospheres Imaging 2003.
Any copying, printing or reproducing of the displayed pictures without express consent of Atmospheres Imaging will result in prosecution under the International copyright act.