Content Review Guidelines Updates

We want to inform you of several changes to our content review guidelines, effective the week of December 4, 2023.


‘Editorial Use’ Updates

To align with the broader stock content industry, we’ve made a few changes to our editorial use acceptance criteria. Starting next week, you will see a new Editorial Use checkbox in the content upload experience that will allow you to designate content specifically for “editorial use.” Additionally, the following changes will take place:

  • Editorial Caption: We ask that you include an editorial caption if your editorial content is newsworthy or of public interest.
  • Releases: Editorial use content will no longer be accepted when provided with model or property releases.

Learn more about writing editorial captions and find instructions and guidance on these changes here.


‘Metadata’ Updates

To improve metadata quality so that we can better surface your content in our search and discovery experiences, we are also making some changes to our metadata guidelines. Please take note of the key change below:

  • Trademarked Terms: Specifically for Commercial Use content, please refrain from including metadata with trademarked terms.

As always, our team is here to assist and we will make every effort to guide you through these changes. If your content does not meet the new guidelines, we will return the content to you for revision and resubmission where applicable.

Please feel free to contact us at with any questions.