Please find below our current prices for reproductions in image banks and picture libraries, with further information on what the licence includes.

Information we'll need
How the price is calculated
Duration of licence

You need a licence to include copyright protected artworks in your Image Bank or Picture Library.

Your licence will give you the right to:

  • Create photographic transparencies and/or digital copies of artworks for the purpose of renting or lending
  • Make photographic transparencies or digital copies available for renting or lending worldwide
Once you receive your licence, it is a simple process to update your licence each year. You'll also be able to add new artworks or adjust the total number of artworks used during the year. This gives you greater freedom to choose which artworks are included in your Image Bank or Picture Library throughout the year.

If you are unsure which specific work(s) you would like to use, but do know the name of the artist, we may still be able to help you and discuss the uses with our members.

It is a condition of the licence that the clients of Image Banks and Picture Libraries are directed to us to inform us of their project or use of the artworks and, if necessary, clear copyright in our members' works with us.


Price per artistic work per website for 12 months


Year one

Year two +

up to 500 £3.50 £3.15
501-2,000 £3.00 £2.70
2,001-5,000 £2.50 £2.25
5,001-10,000 £2.00 £1.80
10,001-20,000 £1.50 £1.35
20,001-50,000 £1.00 £0.90

If your Image Bank or Picture Library has more than 50,000 art works by artists represented by us, please email and we will give you a quote.

Information we need

We'll need the following details to process your licence: 
  • titles of the artworks you want to reproduce
  • name of the artist(s)
  • number of artworks by each artist
  • the URL of your website
  • confirmation that your customers will be clearly directed to us to apply for a licence if they wish to make further reproductions
  • any additional reproductions or uses (eg design features) for which you need permission.

How the price is calculated

The price for Image Banks and Picture Libraries includes:
  • making backup copies of the digital reproductions and/or creating additional transparencies of the same artistic works as may be necessary to support their retention or use
  • reproducing artworks for the purposes of making digital copies to be used on or as part of your online Image Bank or Picture Library (excluding promotional uses)
  • allowing users of your website to view the digital copies, wherever in the world they are
  • allowing users of your website to download the digital copies made available for renting and lending, subject to your terms and conditions
  • reproducing artworks in promotional material made available to the public without charge, such as trade catalogues
It does not include:
  • further reproductions by your customers - please direct them to us in order to apply for a licence
  • the reproduction of artworks for promotional or design purposes, or on the homepage of your website. These reproductions are charged differently and require a separate licence.
Please contact us at and we will give you a quote.

All prices are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change. Our members reserve the right to override our standard fees.

We review our licensing prices annually. This allows us to keep in touch with changes in the industry and technological advances, so we can create relevant and robust licences that benefit both our customers and artists.

Should any price changes affect your industry, we shall notify you at least 14 days in advance.

Duration of the licence

DACS licences for Image Banks and Picture Libraries have a term of one year.

If your use or the format of your use changes, you will need to apply for a new licence.

Renewing or extending a licence

If you wish to renew or extend a licence you will need to submit a new request.