Product Information

Single Image Technical Specifications

ArcticPhoto photography is produced using professional level DSLRs and high-end scanners, and are created in a colour-managed environment centered on the Adobe RGB 1998 colour space. All imagery is fully retouched, colour-corrected, 24-bit RGB (8 bits per channel) and have resolutions of 300 ppi (with the exception of the low resolution imagery available at 72 ppi).

Rights-managed (RM) single images

  • Ultra High Resolution (Up to 48 MB, 11x17, 300 dpi, RGB)

Model and Property releases

Some of our pictures have model releases. Releases are available upon request. To request a redacted copy of a release, please email


Non-watermarked downloadable comps are available for registered users of the site. To register, please go to the registration page.

Return Policy

All licensing transactions are considered final after 30 days. ArcticPhoto offers non-watermarked comps for registered users, in order to assist in finalizing the end use of the image. For any refund on an image within 30 days of purchase, please contact

Licensing Information

Rights-managed (RM) single images

Rights-managed images are used for a high-profile project such as print advertising, brochure & catalog covers, retail products and more. Higher licensing fees and the fact that the use of rights-managed images is tracked, helps prevent these images from saturating the market and therefore helps reduce potential conflicts of use.

The pricing is based on usage, not file size, so each file licensed is our largest Ultra High Resolution (48 MB, 11x17, 300 dpi, RGB).

The fees and usage rights for rights-managed images are based on the specific project's criteria:

  • INTENDED USE: book publishing, exhibition, brochure, print advertisement, billboard, etc.
  • USE SIZE: 1/4 page, 1/2 page, 3/4 page, full page, double page, etc.
  • PLACEMENT OF IMAGE: inside, cover, etc.
  • PRESS RUN OR CIRCULATION: 5,000 book copies or an ad in a 250,000 press run magazine.
  • DURATION OF THE USE: One-time, Six months, one year etc.
  • GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION: National or International. English Language use or WRAL

Account Information


You may search across the ArcticPhoto site without registering. To purchase, registration is required. We do not sell, share or divulge any of your personal information that is stored as part of being a registered user. To find out more, read our privacy policy.


Payment is due at the time of purchase in the form of a PayPal transaction, bank transfer or a house account.

Previous Purchases

For easy retrieval, your previous purchases may be accessed up to 90 days from the day of purchase.

Searching for Images

By entering keyword(s), you may use one or more keywords to define a search using the words: and, or, not as separators.

To narrow a search - Use: and, not.
mountain and river - will provide images that contain both mountain(s) and river(s).
mountain not river - will provide images that contain only mountain(s) without river(s).

To expand a search - Use: or
mountain or river - will provide images that contain either mountain(s) or river(s) or both.

To search by image ID - Enter the image ID as a keyword. To search for multiple image IDs, separate them with commas or semi-colons.

You may use filters in a keyword search:

Search within results - When checked, this will and the new keyword with the previous keyword search.

Filter by orientation - This will show images that are horizontal, vertical, or square.

Filter by photographer - This will show images provided by the photographer(s) selected. If no keyword is entered, then all images from the photographer will be shown. To clear the filter, click on "clear" in the dropdown.

If you can't find what you're looking for, then you may request a search by submitting a Search Request form.