Okay maybe these questions aren’t frequently asked but hey, they should help some people! If you’re still stuck please get in touch via the contact page.
Q: Is everything on this website really free to use?
A: Yes sir.
Q: Are they free images for commercial use?
A: Yes even commercial use is allowed.
Q: What’s the catch?
A: There isn’t one. Lots of people waive rights to photographs for various reasons, read about the CC0 public domain license to understand it.
Q: Do I have to join to download the pictures here or use any of the articles?
Q: Do I have to link to you for helping me find the photo?
A: No, not at all.
Q: Where can I use the images listed on Lensicle?
A: Many many places! Here are just a few ideas.
- In forum threads
- PC or laptop wallpapers
- Blog post content
- iPad or other tablet wallpapers
- Social media updates
- Twitter background or header
- Facebook cover photo
- To print off and use at home
- Inspiration for drawing
- Creating products on sites like cafepress
- Put them on invites for parties, weddings etc
Q: Do the images on Lensicle containing people have model releases?
A: Sorry no they don’t.
Q: You failed at helping me, who do I message?
A: Please use the contact page now to get in touch :)
Q: Where did you get your logo from?
A: It was created in-house. But the basic logo was found at FreePik.com and used under the 3.0 CC license. It was then edited to make it unique and look exactly how we wanted it. It’s worth doing the same for your own blog because it is a cheap way of going about creating something good.
Q: How do I submit a DMCA notice?
A: We take issues of copyright infringement very seriously. If you believe someone has uploaded your work claiming it as their own we would like to know. If you feel an image actually belongs to yourself and has a protected license, but somebody else has uploaded it as there own you are welcome to submit a notice and we will act on it. We will investigate (we would need proof from your side of copyright ownership first) to determine who owns the image, and of course, will remove any files where users have uploaded as there own without that being the case. The reverse image search engines are used sparingly to try and minimize such situations, but when it does arise we take it seriously, copyright infringement is a challenge the web needs to face up to and Lensicle wants to be part of it.