Imageshop help links
1. Free Photo Service (introduction)
All you have to do to gain access to any image in our photo service - without a watermark - is to send us an order. You will find the instructions below. Our image bank is designed to offer a wide selection of quality photographs to everyone who presents and markets Sunnhordland as a travel destination, including international tour operators, the press and other industry players. Every photograph in our image bank is available free of charge when used for this purpose. The use of photos in contravention of the lending conditions will result in you being invoiced for their use at the individual photographers' current rates. The price will depend on the use and the size of edition. In addition a penalty charge of NOK 2,000 per photo applies.
Some of our images can also be rented for other purposes. Please contact Samarbeidsrådet i Sunnhordland (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are in doubt about whether your use complies with the guidelines for this photo database or if you want to use images for other purposes and wish to rent photographs.
To find the image you want, you can browse using the arrows at the bottom of the screen or enter search criteria such as subject or category in the menu on the left.
When you find a relevant image, just click it to display detailed information on its subject, photographer, available formats etc. If you want to order the photograph, just click "Order" to place it in your shopping cart.
When you have finished making your selection, click "Continue" (the button at the bottom).
The content of your shopping cart is displayed; click the image number to view a photograph in a larger format, together with more detailed information such as subject matter, description, photographer, crediting required etc. Next to each image there are three columns in which you must check off the purpose for which you intend to use each photograph. In order to receive image files without watermarks, you must check off at least one of these for each image and specify your planned use in greater detail.
You are required to to fill out all the information marked * before gaining access to the non-watermarked photographs in our image bank. After you have read and accepted our terms, please click "Submit Order". We will process your order immediately and send you the necessary information for downloading the images you want. Note: You must use this access within 72 hours!
You (or your advertising agency, printer etc) are given access to download the images via a Web browser. If you prefer to have the image files sent to you on CD-ROM or via ISDN Easy Transfer, please send us your order in the standard manner. Normally, we will be able to send you a link immediately. On the website, you select whether you want to download via your web browser or order the image files on CD-ROM or via ISDN Easy transfer. Our provider, Screenresort as, will provide the images at the prices specified on our order form.
2. Searching for an image
Use the search boxes on the left of the screen if you are looking for an image from a certain category or with specific subject matter. You can use key words such as "Kannesteinen", "Eggenipa" or "Fly fishing" - or you can enter the image number of a particular photograph. To browse the images that satisfy your search criteria, just use the arrows at the bottom of your screen.
2.1 Click a small image for details
When you click an image, it is displayed in a larger format together with key information such as subject matter, description, photographer, crediting, available file formats/file size, etc.
2.2 Ordering images
Ordering is easy - just click the "Order" button beneath the images you want! When you have completed your selection, click "Continue" at the bottom left.
2.3 Interrupt or cancel an order
If you want to remove an image from your order, just click "Order" one more time and remove the check mark next to the photograph. To remove all images from you order, click "Reset". If you wish, you can now fill out a new order. When you have completed your selection, click "Continue" on the bottom left of your screen
When you have selected all the photographs you want, click "Continue" (the button at the bottom of your screen). The content of your shopping cart is displayed; click the image number to view a photograph in a larger format together with more detailed information such as subject, description, photographer and crediting required etc.
There are three columns next to each image number. Check off the purpose for which you wish to use each photograph. In order to receive image files without watermarks, you must check off at least one of these for each image and specify your planned use in greater detail.
Our image bank is designed to further the marketing of Sunnhordland as a travel destination.
Please note that the photos can only be used in connection with the marketing of Sunnhordland and as a rule, they can only be used by tourist-trade related enterprises and organisers as well as by the press. The photos can be used in brochures and other publications in which the aim is to promote tourist traffic to Sunnhordland. The photos cannot be used for commercial purposes such as postcards, T-shirts and unrelated advertisements. The use of photos in contravention of the lending conditions will result in you being invoiced for their use at the individual photographers' current rates. The price will depend on the use and the size of edition. In addition a penalty charge of NOK 2,000 per photo applies.
The use of images in accordance with the guidelines mentioned above is free for users. If you are in doubt about whether your use complies with the guidelines for borrowing from the image database or if you wish to use the photos for other purposes, please contact Samarbeidsrådet i Sunnhordland, email@example.com, tel.: ....
One copy of the publication in question or a link to the website must be submitted to the Samarbeidsrådet for Sunnhordland, Postboks 444, NO-5403 STORD, Norway or firstname.lastname@example.org, immediately after production.
Photos which are downloaded from the database may only be used for the purpose stipulated in the order.They must then be deleted. If you wish to use the images for other purposes in addition to or instead of the purpose stipulated when ordering, you must send a new order. The person who orders the photos is responsible for their being used in compliance with the lending conditions and the purpose stated when ordering.
Onward distribution of photos to other users is not permitted.
All photographs used must be credited as instructed in our image bank, for example "Photo: Samarbeidsrådet i Sunnhordland/Per Eide". (The name of the photographer and crediting required is displayed when you click on the small image.)
The use of photos in contravention of the lending conditions will result in you being invoiced for their use at the individual photographers' current rates. The price will depend on the use and the size of edition. In addition a penalty charge of NOK 2,000 per photo applies.
5. Downloading files
If you are unsure about which files to download, we suggest you read our helpful comments on file formats, image quality etc. Please note that you can also have image files sent directly to your advertising agency/printer. This is a pay service for which you will be invoiced by Screenresort as. A price list is displayed below.
5.1 Image formats
Every photograph in our image bank is identified by a unique six-character image number. For example, one of FjordNorway's images bears the identification fn0002.
This number refers to all the image formats and files available for this photograph. To distinguish these, however, we have added two additional characters. These are shown in the table below. In addition, a suffix identifies the file type, e.g. ".jpg":
ls betyr lavoppløselig bilde inntil A5 størrelse (best til Internett og skisser), lm betyr lavoppløselig bilde inntil A4 (best til Internett og skisser), hs betyr høyoppløselig bilde inntil A5 format (kan benyttes til trykk). Andre høyoppløselige størrelser er hm (inntil A4), hl (inntil A3), hx (større enn A3).
For images to be used in Web presentations, select "ls" or "lm". For brochures, catalogues and other printed matter, you must select "hs", "hm" or "hl".
These will also provide the best results in documents produced on your own printer, because most modern colour printers offer a higher resolution than your computer screen (72 dpi).
However, in certain cases, the lower resolution images may yield more accurate colours. This is because our high-resolution image files are in CMYK format, while the lower resolution files are in RGB format, which normally has a greater colour span.
5.3 Image quality
Many of the photographs in our image bank have been specially scanned for us and are of very high quality suitable for high-quality reproduction. We have scanned them in two resolutions, so that you may scale the images to the size you are printing without deterioration in quality.
The photographs that have been specially scanned are labelled "H" to indicate "high quality".
Other images, for example those converted from a Photo CD, are labelled "M" for medium quality. However, this does not necessarily indicate that they are of lower quality, merely that the scanning has not been quality assured by our image provider, Screenresort as.
5.4 CMYK and RGB
The files in our image bank are either high-resolution CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow and black) or low-resolution RGB (red, green and blue). The high-resolution CMYK image files are best for brochures and other printed matter. In other words, they have been prepared for 4-colour brochure reproduction.
If you use other printing processes, please let us know. Screenresort as will be happy to provide special CMYK formats based on our original scanning.
5.5 Which image should you download?
For printed matter, it is always best to download the high-resolution image file that is closest to the format you are actually going to use. In other words, if the photograph is being reproduced in size A5 or smaller, you should use a file for which the last character of the image number is "s" (small).
You can also use this file type for formats slightly exceeding A5.
For internet purposes you will find that the low-resolution RGB files yield the best results. It is also best to use RGB files in MS PowerPoint and similar presentations, and in MS Word etc.
5.6 A warning about the JPEG format
Most of the photographs you download from our image bank are in the JPG format. Every time you save an image in this format it will be compressed and thus lose some of its quality. We therefore strongly recommend that you avoid saving the image repeatedly. It is best to convert the file to an image format which does not reduce the quality when you save it.
In order to reduce the risk of reduced quality, we also recommend that you burn a CD-ROM or send the original file directly to your advertising agency/printer. Please also read our comments on image quality above.
Image files that are delivered on CD-ROM or via ISDN are often in the TIFF format. Although this is also a compressed format, you do not risk reducing the image quality through repeated saves.
6. Ordering images via CD-ROM
Image files that are delivered on a CD-ROM are often in the TIFF format. Although this is also a compressed format, there is no risk of reducing the image quality through repeated saves.
We will be happy to send you the photographs you request on a CD-ROM. However, this is a pay service. The prices are:
NOK 300 for the first CD-ROM, NOK 100 for each additional CD, excl. shipping.
On weekdays, your CD will normally be burned and shipped by our provider, Screenresort as, within 24 hours. If you require delivery by courier such as DHL, TNT or EMS, please notify us immediately by sending an e-mail to email@example.com
Please note that you must make arrangements for shipping yourself and pay the costs of the courier service. We will notify you by e-mail when your CD can be picked up at our address:
Tel.: +47 55 29 61 00
Fax: +47 55 29 61 01
ISDN orders are normally processed within 24 hours on weekdays. Please make sure that your ISDN number is correct and that your computer is ready to receive images immediately and for the next 72 hours.
Please notify us by e-mail if there are any special conditions we should know about: firstname.lastname@example.org
6.1 Invoicing images delivered on CD-ROM
Our photo service provider, Screenresort as, will invoice you directly by e-mail for the services mentioned above.