Below are the basics we require.
After you become a contributor you will be able to upload your work directly to our website.

All work:

  • MUST include a title, caption, model released info, and keywords (tags) in either a Spread Sheet or CSV file.

  • Model & Property Releases when applicable

  • A unique file name either generated by your camera or your own devising.

IMAGE AND ILLUSTRATION GUIDELINES

File Format: High Quality JPEG (10 - 11) or PNG
Color Space: RGB
Minimum File Size: minmum of 2550 x 3300 pixels or 26 MB uncompressed.
Preferred File Size: 50 MB uncompressed
Maximum File Size: 120 MB uncompressed

MICROGRAPH AND MEDICAL SCAN GUIDELINES

File Format: High Quality JPEG (10 - 11) or PNG
Color Space: RGB
Preferred File Size: 50 MB uncompressed

If file size is limited due to the technology used, please mention this to the editor for consideration.

VIDEO AND ANIMATION GUIDELINES

Format: HD & 4K
Frame Rate: 29,9, 30 or 24 FPS
All standard Codecs

DETAILED METADATA INFORMATION

OVERVIEW
Proper captioning and keywording are critical to making sales. Your metadata will be reviewed, but having complete information will speed up the process and increase the marketability of your content. We can’t overemphasize the importance of accurate and complete metadata.

Provide metadata in a spreadsheet or CSV file.

TITLE
This should be a brief caption of under 45 characters. It will run under the thumbnail when an image comes up in a search on our website, and should be simple & concise. Ex: “New York Skyline,” “Northern Cardinal,” “SEM of Human Skin,” etc.

DESCRIPTION or CAPTION
This field contains the complete caption for your image, including information entered under “Title”. It will appear when a client clicks on a thumbnail to enlarge it. It is also imbedded in the high res scan that the client will ultimately receive.

When applicable include:

  • Common name

  • Scientific Name

  • Location

  • Magnification

KEYWORDS OR TAGS
Keywords and phrases must be separated by commas or semicolons.

Keywords are probably the most critical element in making sure our clients see your images.

For Natural History images include the common and scientific names of the animal or plant pictured, as well as broader search terms such as mammal, bird, tree, etc.

COPYRIGHT
Enter the credit that should appear for this image (without the © symbol).

RELEASES
As of January 2012, digital copies of releases must be submitted for each image, indicating "MODEL RELEASED" or "PROPERTY RELEASED." Each release must have a unique file name and be cited in the image metadata.

  • NOT RELEASED

  • MODEL RELEASED: (release file name)

  • PROPERTY RELEASED: (release file name)

A copy of our preferred model release form can be found here.

ANY IMAGE SUBMITTED WITHOUT A DIGITAL MODEL RELEASE WILL BE
LISTED AS "NOT RELEASED" REGARDLESS OF THE METADATA. 

RESTRICTIONS
Please indicate if there are sales restrictions on your collection or on individual images (i.e time, industry, territory.)