Using Retro Stock Photos

Many people are now considering using retro styling in their website designs not only because they are much more decorative but they equate to a certain set of values that one expected of the period when they first appeared. Certainly using some retro rather than the high tech styles that many other website owners prefer will provide your site with something that is unique and is likely to catch the eye of any potential new customer.

The kinds of pictures that a person will be using for their site that fit into the retro group are those from the 1950’s and 1960’s and certainly these equate to a time when live was a little more easy going. Certainly some of the most well known retro stock images that you will regularly see being used are photos of such icons as Marilyn Monroe, James Dean and Audrey Hepburn.

Yet when it comes to you using such images for your own site there are two different types that are now available and which can be easily obtained through the internet. Below we take a look at just what these are.

Non Exclusive Images

These are ones where you will be required to pay a licence fee every time you use a particular image but it also allows others to purchase the same images using the same licence as you.

Exclusive Images

With these particular retro stock images a person is again required to pay a licence fee in order that they may use the image they have selected every time that they actually use it. However unlike the non exclusive images once you have paid the licence fee in order to use that image then you and you alone have exclusive use of it.

However if you are considering using any kind of retro stock images in your website design it is important to make sure that they will fit in with the overall image of it. So you really need to consider the kind of audience that you are trying to reach and what you are trying to say through the use of such images. Once you are able to understand this then you will be able to select those images which will be able to meet with your requirements perfectly.