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Images, Photos, & Screenshots: i-Stock Photos


The Walden Marketing department has a license with iStock Photo by Getty Images for photos and images.  We can request iStock photos and images from Marketing without a chargeback to our departments.


Pertinent information

What is iStock?

  • a stock photo and image library providing royalty-free images via license

  • no need to cite images or photos from iStock


Who can request items?

  • centers and departments that have websites in LibGuides

Academic programs and faculty do not have access to this resource.


What can we request?

From the Essentials Collection only:

  • photos

  • images/Illustrations

  • icons

Not included: Signature photos, videos, and music


What can we use them for?

  • presentations

  • websites

  • blogs

  • webinars

  • videos

  • brochures

  • announcements

  • social media

  • internal training (within reason)

Not used for instructional content in the classroom.


How do we request photos and images?

Find the Image ID

Test that the image meets your needs before you request it.


How long does it take to get the items?

  • photos are ordered each Friday

  • delivery generally takes 2-3 business days

  • plan ahead when possible as there may be unexpected delays in receiving the photos


How are the items delivered?

  • all files are delivered via email

  • photos are jpeg files

  • icons are vector or jpeg (vectors are recommended)


Who pays for the images?

  • Walden Marketing pays for approximately 200 images a month; with a daily download limit

  • if your requests exceed the limit, your department will be charged for the images, so plan ahead!

  • FYI, we've never exceeded our limit


Can we share or reuse the images?

  • Content Management has an image library with everything we've downloaded from iStock. Contact Lisa Raymond for access.

  • we can and should share and reuse icons; images and photos can be re-used if they aren't part of a branding or major marketing campaign


Usage outlined in the license agreement

Here are the highlights for image usage:

You may:

  • modify photos and illustrations downloaded from iStock. Feel free to crop, cut out, flip, rotate, add text, edit colors, or apply any other creative effect you can think up. 

  • use content on websites; blog posts; social media; advertisements; marketing campaigns; corporate presentations; newspapers; magazines; books; film and television productions; web and mobile applications; product packaging


You may not:

  • use content as part of a trademark, design mark, trade name, business name, service mark, or logo.
  • use images in a way that would be unflattering or unduly controversial to a reasonable person without a disclaimer

More information on image usage under the license agreement.

Make sure a photo or image will work in your application before you request that it be purchased.

To do this:

  1. Click the photo to get a larger version of it.
  2. Right-click to save the image.
  3. Manipulate the saved image as needed.
  4. Test it in the content you are creating.

Modify image

You may want to crop the image before you add it to your piece.  There are a number of free programs that allow you to do this including:

  • MS Paint (on all Windows computers)
  • Jing
  • SnagIt
  • Photoshop
  • Gimp
  • iStock beta editor (available on the image page)


Crop in MS Paint:


Click on any image, icon, or photo to see its Image ID.