Frequently Asked Questions


General

Mimages is a stock library that offers high quality royalty free and rights managed images. The development of this stock library is the culmination of a desire to offer exceptional-quality images to the art-buying community at a fraction of the cost of a conventional photo shoot. Click here to read more on the About Us page.

It is free to join Mimages. Just complete the new user registration form. Click here to register.

For more information regarding the different license types please click here.

Buyers
  • Royalty-free images may be used by you multiple times for multiple projects without incurring additional fees
  • Rights-managed images are licensed on a use-by-use basis for a specific period of time.

For more information regarding the different license types please click here.

Yes you can. Click here to Buy Credits and use them to purchase images.
This is perfect for companies that would like to buy credits in advance and not pay on per image basis by credit card.

For more information on Mimages Credits and how to use them, click here.

No, Mimages Credits do not expire. You can use them whenever you want.

  • If you have paid by credit card or with Mimages Credits the images will be available for download on completion of the checkout process.
  • If you have paid via a bank transfer, the images will be available for download as soon as the money has been transfered to our bank account.

For more information on buying images visit the help page by clicking here.
For more information about downloading images visit the help page by clicking here.
Please note : You have 24 hours to download files after purchase, before the download expires.

Yes, as soon as the transaction has been processed, an invoice will be e-mailed to you. A record of all transactions and invoices is also available on the My Account page.

All images are sold as Adobe (1998) RGB files. The colour profile is embedded in the image file.

Contributors/Photographers
  • Select 10 of your best images and e-mail them to us at info@mimages.co.za (no bigger than 1200x1200 pixels please). This will give us a good idea of your work and style as photographer.
  • If we feel your work is suitable for submission to the library then we will let you know via e-mail.
  • The next step would be to select between 30-50 images that you would like to submit with all relevant IPTC metadata/keywords embedded in the images, and model releases if appropriate - click here for more information about property and model releases. Read the photography submission guidelines carefully when preparing your initial submission - click here.
  • First-time contributors should please submit images on a CD/DVD to our Johannesburg office - click here for our contact details.
  • When you are approved as a contributor you will be able to download software which will allow you to upload images directly to the library.
  • Once we have selected the images we feel are appropriate for Mimages, we will forward you a contributor's contract.

Images will be added and searchable within 24 hours after approval.

Contributors are paid on a monthly basis. Each contibutor will be sent a statement of images sold on the site, and money will be paid directly into the contributor's bank account.

No, we only need your largest image file (A3, 300dpi, or bigger preferred). The system will do all the resizing when uploading the images to the site.

For more information on the photography submission guidelines - click here.

Troubleshooting

Just request a new password and we will send you a new one that you may change if you which after you have logged on to your account.

Click here to request a new password.