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Questions for Buyers:

How do I distinguish image downloads from art prints?
What options do I have, in regards to image size?
How do I download images?
How long does it take before I recieve my download?
What Forms of payment do you accept?
How can I use images purchased from CaviArts?
Can I alter the images I've Purchased From CaviArts?
What format are the photos in?
Do you add photos on a regular basis?
Do you offer refunds?
Are there any restrictions on my use of the CaviArts photos that I download?
Is account sharing allowed?
What images are royalty free?
Can I use caviarts images on bsuiness cards, flyers, brocures, etc. with the intention of reselling them?
What about selling webtemplates?
Do I have to give credit for images purchased from caviarts.com?
Will the license accompanying the image I've purchased expire?
What'a the lightbox all about and how do I add images to it?

Answers

How do I distinguish image downloads from art prints?
To keep things simple, we don't have sepearate sections for downloads and printed versions of images. Instead, all images are available for download and if a pre-printed version of a particular image is available, it will be specified on the image details page ([EDIT] Currently, we're not offering prints).

What options do I have, in regards to image size?
When you click on an image that you're interested in, you'll be brought to the details page for that image. On the details page, all sizes available for download will be present; all options for "pre-printed" versions of a particular image will also be listed on the details page if available.

How do I download images?
When you click on the thumbnail of the image that you're interested in, you'll be brought to the details page. From there you have two options: 1) free images - to download the free image version, click the download button next to the image size available to download for free. When you click the download button, you will be brought to the free download page, where you can download the image. 2) Purchasing images - click the "add to cart" button to purchase an image.

How long does it take before I recieve my download?
You'll recieve your download immediately after you've paid. If you have a subscription or credit package, the amount of credits used for the image will be deducted from your account, assuming you have enough credits to purchase the image size desired ([EDIT] We currently are'nt offering credit packages).

What Forms of payment do you accept?
Our transactions are processed via PayPal; Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and PayPal accepted.

How can I use images purchased from CaviArts?
Under the Terms, our Royalty-Free images can be downloaded and used for Prints (fine art prints, giclee prints, canvas prints, posters, t-shirts, post cards, birthday & christmas cards), wallpaper/backgrounds (laptops, desktops, iPods, cell phones, screen savers), web designs (blog's, websites, widgets, backgrounds, headers, themes, icons, banners), advertisements (flyers, brochures, business cards), Scrapbooking, slideshows, Powerpoint presentations, CD covers, book covers or pages, zines, family news letters, invitations, stickers, magnets, calendars, mouse pads, mugs, collages, electronic templates, e-cards and most other creative ideas you can conjure. Learn More >

Can I alter the images I've Purchased From CaviArts?
Yes, However the same licensing terms apply to any images purchased from us; altered or not.

What format are the photos in?
All CaviArts photos are in JPG format.

Do you add photos on a regular basis?
Yes. We add photos as they are taken.

Do you offer refunds?
As a general rule, once your purchase is made we can not offer a refund. The reason for this policy is because we offer full access to our entire digital collection of photos and, as such, there is no way for our products to be returned; We will make exceptions on a case by case basis. For example, if you purchase an image with a defect, we will provide you will a refund in either credits or cash payment via paypal. Your satifaction is essential and we're passionate about providing you with the best experience possible.

Are there any restrictions on my use of the CaviArts photos that I download?
Yes. While CaviArts offers great freedoms and a wide range of uses, we do not allow the redistribution of our images or using our images within products that are mass distributed in any type of archive format. Not to be confused with advertising, you may use and incorporate our images for advertising purposes (business cards, flyers, brocures, etc.) as long as the number of printed copies doesnt exceed 500,000 copies. You must use our images within the range of priviledges and limitations provided by the type of license accomanying the particular image you've purchased.

Is account sharing allowed?
No, sharing an account is no different than distributing our materials to others. Individual accounts must be purchased by your friends and colleagues.

What images are royalty free?
On the details page for each image, the license type is indicated. Also, you may filter you're image browsing and searches to royalty free only or editorial only.

Can I use caviarts images on bsuiness cards, flyers, brocures, etc. with the intention of reselling them?
While you may use our royalty-free images for business cards, flyers, brocures and similar advertisements, you may not resell designs with our images to companies. Also, the number of prints for one image purchase must not exceed 500,000 copies.

What about selling web templates?
Royalty free images can be used/incorporated into web templates, but a single image purchase must not be sold within a template to more than one of your customers/clients or be used in a manner which could be translated as reselling or redistributing.

Do I have to give credit for images purchased from caviarts.com?
While giving credit for royalty-free image purchases is NOT required, its reccomended. Credit must be given for images downloaded for free..

Will the license accompanying the image I've purchased expire?
No, your license is valid for life and can be used as many times as you like, without having to pay royalties, while obiding to the terms of the particular license accompanying the image(s) you've purchased.

What'a the lightbox all about and how do I add images to it?
After signing up and your logged in, you will see an add to lightbox button benath every image in the category or search results pages. The first time you click the add to lightbox button, you'll be brought to a page where you can create (title) one or more lightboxes. Once you've created a lightbox and its selected in the lightbox area, you can begin clicking the add to lightbox button in category and search results pages to save the images your interested in for future reference. You can add or delete images from the lightbox area or delete a whole lightbox with the click of a button. From the category and search pages, you can click the add to lightbox button and the image will automatically be added to your lightbox without you having to leave the page your on. As you're browsing our site, you'll notice a button title "remove from your lightbox" underneath images that you've added. You can add or remove images from your lightbox by clicking these buttons without ever having to leave the page you're on. You can also email your lightboxes to a friend.


Questions for Sellers:

How do I sell my images?
I've signed up as a cpntributor, but how does the contributor area work?
What type of images are you looing for?
How do I get paid?
What upload requirements do you have for images?
Is there a limit to the number of images I can upload?
Why did you refuse my images?
Do you accept eps files?
I have many images to upload, how do I upload in bulk?
I want to sell my images on CaviArts.com, What steps should I take?
How do I close my account?
How long does it take for my approved images to show up on the website?
How long does it take to find out whether my images were approved or not?
Why havent I recieved emails I've been expecting from you?
How long does it take to recieve payment after I've made a request?


Answers:

How do I sell my images?
Selling your images is easy. 1) Sign Up as a Artist/photographerr 2) Upload your images & 3) We'll immediately begin promoting your approved images to the public. You'll earn a 50% commission from each purchased download.

I've signed up as a contributor, but how does the cobrtributor area work?
The "View/Edit images I have for sale" section allows you to edit images you've uploaded (pending and approved images). If you edit an image that has already been approved, it will enter back into pending mode, hence it wont be available for sale on the public site until your revisions have been reviewed by our editors and approved.

The "View My Sales" section allows to view your earnings from sales on our site.
The "Upload Images" section allows you to upload images 1-5 at a time
The "Batch Upload Photos (Java Based)" section allows you to upload images in bulk via our java ftp uploading platform.
The "Batch Upload Photos (Flash Based)" section allows you to upload images in bulk via our flash ftp uploading platform.
The "Submit Images" section is where you edit and submit the photos you've uploaded for approval.
The "Edit Profile" Section is where you can edit your profile
Click "Logout" to log out.

What type of images are you looing for?
We're looking for digital art/illustrations and photographs. In terms of digital art/illustrations, we understand that art is in the eye of the beholder. While we are interested in all art styles, we expect all images to be free of pixelation. When we review submissions, we consider its appeal to our customers when deciding to approve or decline a particular image. Be creative and consider its commercial value.

Photos should have commercial appeal, thought out compositions, technical consideration with color, be theme based and free from pixelation.

How do I get paid?
You may request a payment as soon as your earnings balance reaches a minimum of $10. You can request payment from the "Artists/Photographers" Area. Payments are sent by PayPal.

What upload requirements do you have for images?
The minimim size for images is 3-4 MP and the maximum size is 60-70 MP. We require that all files are uploaded in .JPG (.jpeg) format with RGB color mode. In addition, your submissions must be free from pixelation, noise and any other undesirable artifacts.

Is there a limit to the number of images I can upload?
The maximum amount of pending images is set at 100. After your images have been processed (approved or not), you may uploadoad more images.

Why did you refuse my images?
While we encourage artistic pursuits, We have the right to accept or decline images based on our marketing strategy. We encourage your artistic efforts and although your images were rejected, this doesnt mean that we wont accept new images uploaded by you that fit our marketing strategy.

I want to sell my images on CaviArts.com, What steps should I take?
We're excited see your images and have you as part of the team. You can get started immediately by accessing the sell your images page; please read our terms and conditions, as your use of our site signifies your acceptance of these terms.

How do I close my account?
Upon your request, we will delete any and all images after they have been online for at least 6 months. If there are any liabilities concerning these images, they will remain offline in our database until cleared; once cleared, they will be permanately deleted and you can close your account.

How long does it take for my approved images to show up on the website?
Usually your approved images will show up on our website and in search results within minutes after approval, but may take up to a few hours or more. If your images were approved, rest assured that that will be visible on the website soon.

How long does it take to find out whether my images were approved or not?
Usually between 1-3 business days. We'll send you an email notification of approved and/or rejected images as soon as a desision has been made.

Why havent I recieved emails I've been expecting from you
If you havent recieved an email from us that you should have, chances are that your email settings may have blocked our emails. If so, please check your junk or bulk mail folder.

How long does it take to recieve payment after I've made a request?
Usually 1-3 business days, but may take up to one week.