The Small Print
Pricing will vary according to use: your licensing request should include details including size, positioning, type of publication, length of print run.
Special discounts are available for multiple use within one project, where photos are used very small or in short print runs.
Dispatch by email: free
Licensing and Copyright
All our images are copyright Birmingham Picture Library (BPL).
BPL works to the standard terms and conditions offered by UK photolibraries. Images may not be reproduced, distributed or re-sold in any form, (including print, internet or other electronic formats) without a prior grant of licence by BPL in the form of a reproduction right.
Images are not royalty free, they are licensed by BPL on a per use basis. Each new use, including reprints, requires a new licence from BPL.
Sample images are copyright BPL. You are permitted to use them only in roughs and mock-ups. Sample images may not be reproduced in any finished product, distributed or re-sold in any form, (including print, internet or other electronic form).
Educational and Academic Use
Generous discounts are also available for educational, academic and other non-commercial uses; contact us for more details.
Photography and Scans
Our original images are nearly all professional quality transparencies. Large format images are from a 1992 Gandolfi 5"x4", medium format from cameras including Hasselblad, Bronica, Pentax 645. We also use a Corfield architectural camera in some of our work.
Hi-resolution scans are available for all images featured on this site. Images have been scanned either on a Screen CÚzanne Elite a Flextight Precision III or from 2006 on oour Hasselblad 848 scanner and are available as RGB files. All photos are available in different file sizes to suit your intended use. The largest file sizes vary from 30 mb to over 500 mb.
Scans are compressed for dispatch using HiWater's Interchange software which gives exceptional quality and compression. Once you have the scans your designer is responsible for sizing, sharpening and colour proofing to optimise them for final use.