All About Our Extended Licenses

Why do I need an Extended License?

All Pond5 licenses are royalty-free and can be used for personal or business projects worldwide, forever. Our Individual License covers many uses, but if you're looking for additional coverage, you can choose from one of our Extended Licenses.

Pond5’s Extended Licenses offer you more protection, more flexibility, and greater team access. Benefits depend on how you plan to share and display the content you purchase.

Find out more about our licensing options and see how our licenses compare >


What is a seat? Why do I need more seats?

A "seat" refers to the person using the downloaded file.

Our Individual license offers a single seat, meaning that only one individual in your organization can use the downloaded file. Purchasing an Extended License will allow others in your organization to use the downloaded file. Our Business license offers 5 seats, and Premium licenses have unlimited seats.

For companies who need open work streams and collaboration, multiple or unlimited seats are helpful, so that everyone on your team has the access they require.


What additional rights do the Extended Licenses provide?

  • Higher amounts of indemnification for greater protection
  • Allow your downloaded file to be used by additional individuals in your organization


*The Extended Licenses above apply to all Commercial Video, Photos, and Illustrations, plus SELECT Music, SFX, After Effects Templates, and 3D Models. Upgraded licenses are also available for Editorial Video, Photos, and Illustrations, plus Music, SFX, After Effects Templates, PSD Files, and 3D Models not marked SELECT.


Other restrictions may apply; see the full license agreement here or contact us at


Why would I need more indemnification?

Many customers working on larger productions or on behalf of businesses require indemnification coverage to comply with legal, insurance, or other company policies. Our levels of indemnification range from $15,000 of coverage for our Individual license (the most in the industry!) up to $1,000,000 of coverage for Premium.

Need more indemnification, a custom license or pricing proposal? Reach out to for more information.


Are there any limitations on these licenses?

You cannot use Pond5 licensed content for logos, trademarks, reselling, or for sensitive use materials without a custom license. If you need a custom license, please contact


Do the Extended licenses offer merchandising?

Yes, our licenses allow the use of items in digital or physical merchandise for resale at various levels:

  • Individual - 100,000 printed use only
  • Business License - 500,000 printed use and merchandising rights
  • Premium License - Unlimited printed use and merchandising rights

Can I use these licenses for editorial content?

Yes, these licenses can be used with editorial content. See the editorial license prices listed below or reach out to for more information.
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