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What does "Pool" mean?

On certain occasions only a very limited number of photographers are allowed to take pictures. In these cases some photo agencies team up and determine a photographer who in this special case provides his/her images to the entire pool of agencies participating.

 

What does "Handout" mean?

A handout image is provided by a third party. In most cases (though not necessarily) these are governmental or promotional images.

 

What does "XY Out" mean?

For some images we do not hold the rights for all countries. In these cases you will find information like "Poland out" in the IPTC-field.

If you would like to use such an image, please, contact us via email or call us at +49 69 244 321 866. We will try to find out who holds the rights for your country.

 

What does "No Sales" mean?

Images marked with "no sales" in the IPTC-field may not be sold by epa. In most cases these pictures are handouts.

If you would like to use such an image for editorial purposes we can make it available to you against a small handling fee. Under no circumstances we can license these images to you.

For further questions, please, contact us via email or call us at +49 69 244 321 866.

 

What does "Editorial Use Only" mean?

Images marked with "Editorial Use Only" in the IPTC-field have not been released for commercial use. These images may only be used editorially and in the direct context that they have been released.

For further questions, please, contact us via email or call us at +49 69 244 321 866.