How should I pick the license type? in Stock photography discussion and contributor experience Posted November 20, 2015 · Edited November 20, 2015 by Duncan_Andison I only used RF on pictures that are not special at all and are probably found in many portfolios (i.e. flowers, trees, ...). I believe that RF can be purchased and then re-sold, without me getting any further royalties - so I will use RF only on images where I do not care. Anything else is RM - specially where I do not have property and model releases (which I rarely have or can provide) - but these need to be RM anyways. It doesn't matter what anyone believes, it's facts that matter. The fact, for instance, that most RF license agreements specifically forbid reselling, or enabling reselling to take place illicitly. The crucial thing about RF is that it facilitates commercial sales, but also that it is increasingly the license of choice for serious editorial buyers. It is now where the money is. If photography is your hobby, then Alamy's version of RM (RM lite) is fine. You'll earn enough to buy some equipment, maybe pay for a couple of holidays. But anyone professionally involved in stock photography, with the exception of press togs perhaps, has to consider RF as the license of choice, and selling through a number of agencies, with RM reserved for personal work, or work aimed at the top end of the market. See Duncan's post above - that's the reality Stock is my ONLY income and I ONLY sell RM (and when I look in the mirror in the morning, I don't look too undernourished) All the full-time pros I know personally, all sell ONLY RM and - as you know - many do here as well. "See Duncan's post above - that's the reality" See Duncan's port: it's all typical RF material and NOT the kind of pictures the vast majority submits here, at Alamy. Cheers, Philippe ?!?!? I don't often disagree with you but, nearly 4,800 of my 7,600 are RM and probably only 2k are typical RF stuff that doesn't sell well here (but does still sell). I have a feeling you just skipped the first couple of pages without looking deeper into my port. I think it would be wise to amend that statement as it does sound derogatory but is also inaccurate. I have a standalone port of 4,500 RF images that are elsewhere as I don't believe they would sell very well here. They make nearly 7 times the income that 7,600 images make here. I'd need to make many $k's p/month here to replace it. But that is my point, we aren't supporting football teams here, we can support both sides and make plenty of money from both. Edit. P.S. I did give you the greenie as I don't believe you meant anything bad by it. Sort of know what you are saying i.e. here at Alamy RM is king but it just sounds a little like you are applying it to everywhere when reality says RM is only one part of the system.