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Colour Balance Images seeks creators from Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Central and South America as well as those connected to the diaspora. We license royalty-free images, illustrations, footage and vectors featuring culturally, ethnically and racially diverse people, communities and environments. We provide a platform for underestimated creatives to showcase their talent and get paid fairly too. Every creator receives a 50% royalty for each of their images sold. As a platform, we do not restrict contributors in any capacity from creating freely - independently or for other clients.

Artistic Requirements

  • Images must be creative and comply with our vision and mission
  • Images must comply with Colour Balance Images moral and ethical standards
  • We are looking for:
    • Authentic images: Images can be live action shots or derived from a photo shoot
    • Positive images: let's move away from the stereotypes and capture people's essence
    • Traditional and non-traditional works: theres no image too artsy or too creative
    • People doing all kinds of work - beyond the traditional white collar job
    • Variety: People of varying backgrounds, cultures, ethnicities/races, gender, sexuality abilities and beyond

Legal Requirements

  • You must be the original creator of the image
  • A valid model release is required for any person identifiable in each of your uploaded files
  • Images must not include logos or protected trademarks
  • Images must not include buildings, goods or places protected by intellectual property rights

Technical Requirements

  • Photos and illustrations:
    • must be uploaded in jpeg format
    • minimum resolution is 2400 x 1600 pixels
    • must have standard aspect ratios
    • files must not be larger than 45MB
  • Vectors:
    • must be in ai or eps format
    • must be placed in a zip archive that includes a jpeg preview
    • must have a preview resolution of no less than 5,000 x 3,000 (15 million pixels)
  • Videos:
    • must be uploaded in mov, mp4, mpg, or avi format
    • minimum resolution is 1280 x 720, preferred is full HD (1920 x 1080) or higher
    • should not exceed 60 seconds, minimum 5 seconds
    • must not be larger than 3,900MB
    • voice recordings and ambient sounds are allowed, however music is not permitted
    • In the case of sound it must be set at 16-bit uncompressed, 48kHz
    • Upload files in their original resolution (please do not re-size)
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