Join our image bank.
your images whenever you can.
is the customer?
supply publishing houses, designers and a wide range of information
services with images for publication in hard-copy documents and
soft-copy, electronic media. Our customers may require the printing
rights of an image for a one-time use or for a period of time.
Sometimes buyers want to buy the exclusive rights or the original
image, painting or drawing itself. Most commonly, buyers desire
your digitalized image for a specific publication.
picture editors and other customers do not have time to "get
lost" between thousands of homepages while looking for specific
images they desire. That is why they use an image bank such as
Fotofil.no where they can easily and quickly find and view images
on their theme of interest. Fotofil.no, a marketplace for visual
communication arranges images according to subject and category.
you are an artist, a collector, an illustrator, a photographer
or maybe you possess family albums with interesting old photograps.
archives will always need new and different kinds of images.
Your images can be used in this communication flow and "work
for you" each time someone buys your image to illustrate
something. You still keep all the rights to your image and original.
to use professional photographers when you make photographic or
digital reproductions of any original or piece of art.
is all about trust.
is today cooperating with more than 100 different artists, illustrators
and photographers. We establish an individualized contact between
Fotofil.no and the professional party which defines, formalizes,
and regulates our mutual cooperation.
usual and customary terms which govern many of our contracts include,
but are not limited to, the following examples. You can, for example,
still sell your work to your own customers and represent yourself
on private homepages. We do not sell images for a purpose
that is not acceptable to you. You are the one to decide the price
of your original work or the exclusive rights to it when it becomes
ethics, respect and strong integrity are most important to us.
do you trust?
Fotofil.no was established in 2002 by photographer and picture editor Eli Berge. After many years as a freelance photographer,
I worked in one of Norway´s oldest and largest publishing
houses, Cappelen Damm, as a picture editor. I became
a customer of all sorts of images, not only a producer. This practical
knowledge and my extensive network of both customers and image
producers is the basis of Fotofil's business.
interactive picture agency?
is interactive and grows steadily. You can upload your digital
images whenever you have the time from your own computer. An automated
process executes the upload quickly and easily. However, you must
be familiar with Adobe Photoshop. We will provide more detailed
information if you are interested in joining us. Our user guide
is specific and easy to follow.
maintain high visual and technical quality, Fotofil.no must make
editorial choices. We reserve the right to remove images not relevant
to our purposes. You must therefore be prepared that not everything
you upload will necessarily be accepted and displayed in our archives
once you join us. Our editorial decisions are final. When requested,
however, we will address the concerns of a specific contributor
directly as necessary via email. As always, we do so in a respectful
a routine practice, we ask newly joining members to electronically
send a maximum of 10 different (small) images so that we can decide
if your images are relevant to our agency. Please send these images
share the reproduction price Fotofil.no agrees wtih the customer
50-50%. Our prices will be discussed with the customer when we
know the image use. Exclusive rights will always be set by you,
but Fotofil is there to guide you.
we sell an original work of any kind, we charge 30% of the price
set by you. When it comes to photographic originals, we are working
on a price system that can make it easier to the customer to buy
addition to the reproduction fee, all organized or chartered artists
will receive an artist fee which is regulated by the copyright
societies for visual artists in each country. In Norway, this
organization is called BONO, or the Norwegian Artists Copyright
Society. Administration of this fee is done by the artist her/himself
or their copyright organization. The buyer of the images are responsible
to pay the fee. Fotofil.no will always inform the buyer about
this additional fee when the purchase involves fine art. Fotofil
has no economic rights to the artist’s fee.
The act on copyrights.
info about copyrights and your
copyright society. Many different countries organizations
are listed here.