Licensing FAQ

How can I use PixelSquid content? What kind of licensing is available?


The PixelSquid Royalty free license means that you only need to purchase the media once. No further payments are needed.

“Editorial Use” content can only be used for newsworthy, non-commercial purposes. Please refer to the full license agreement for more information.

We allow so many permitted uses, it is easier to tell you what you cannot do with the content; Basically you cannot purchase the content to:
Compete with us or resell the imagery,
Use it as a business logo or any other use that would imply or need an exclusive license,
Use it for obscene, defamatory, or unlawful activities, or
Misrepresenting it as your own work.

With our yearly subscription, we make downloading and using the content easy but we reserve the right to throttle or revoke your license for excessive downloading. You can always contact us if you need a large amount of content.

When in doubt about any licensing issues, feel free to contact us at


Can I use branded objects in my projects?


Branded objects are categorized with Editorial Use restrictions. These can only be used for newsworthy, non-commercial projects.


I have opted for a free membership. Can I use watermarked PixelSquid files for commercial projects?


No. The watermarked objects are intended for personal use only. You cannot use PixelSquid objects for published works, but you are free to use them for personal use while designing.


What happens to images I’ve downloaded if I cancel my subscription?


Once you have cancelled, you are no longer able to use images you’ve downloaded for any future projects. Your license continues to cover you for projects that have already shipped or are already live. If you try to download the image again, you will get the watermarked version.


Can I share images I’ve downloaded with other people on my team?


No, other team members are not licensed for those images, they need to also have purchased the image or be PixelSquid subscribers to use the images.