image license info

the skinny on what you can and can not do with the images you download and receive from paisley barn design:

At Paisley Barn Design, LLC., we understand the value of simplicity. We want to support you, not restrict you in your creative business. As entrepreneurs and creatives, we can all agree that there’s nothing worse when you see your work being used without your consent or in terms that you didn’t originally specify. As a business owner and creative, we know that you value integrity and so we ask all of our users to respectfully uphold the terms and conditions as listed below.

Nobody wants to read through long and complex legal jargon as to what you can and can’t do. We also know that you don’t have time to be wondering if this or that is within the terms of use. You have more important things to do with your time. We have spelled out, in plain English, our usage terms and conditions below.

Your purchase (whether as a member or if you have made a single image/bundle purchase) includes a non-exclusive, limited use Standard License. The following terms apply for all purchases as well as the free photos provided for our mailing list subscribers (identified as ‘users’):

Users/members may:

  • Use images for personal or business use for both online and in print.

  • Edit the image in anyway that you wish – change colors, add filters, crop, overlay the image with text etc. Feel free to get creative.

  • Use the images for your website, social media posts and you don’t need to credit when you do.

  • Use the image to create digital products for your business, such as opt-in downloads for your audience like e-books, PDFs, worksheets etc. However, images must be flattened as part of the design (so they can not be extracted) and must not be the main component of the product/download. To clarify, whether free or offered as an End Product for sale, it is not OK to use the images themselves (even if they’ve been edited) as the download.

  • Use the images an unlimited amount of times for personal projects but are limited to use images once for commercial projects.

  • Use the images to create End Products for sale where lifetime sales of the End Product for sale do not exceed 500 units. More details about this can be found in the Q&As section below.

Users/members may not:

  • Claim the image as your own. Paisley Barn Design, LLC. owns the original rights to the image and as a customer you are agreeing to simply use the images in the ways outlined in these terms.

  • Re-distribute, sell or lend the image to third parties in any way. Not even just a little bit. A lot of time and love goes into creating these images especially for our customers and so please respect us as fellow creators and the work that goes into creating the images.

  • Transfer membership or login credentials to a third party, even if it’s a client, customer, or business partner. If you find yourself wanting/needing to do this, please get in touch with us directly at so we can handle the request in a proper manner.

  • Use the images to promote or sell other stock photography products, services or resources because no-one likes false advertising.

  • Use the images to promote illegal activity, pornography or to spread negative messages. Just no. Let’s keep things positive and above the line.

If you violate any of the terms listed above, we have the right to suspend your membership with immediate effect.


License and Use FAQ

+ Can I use images in a website design for a client?

Yes. If you are a designer and wish to incorporate the image in a clients website design, please note that you are permitted to use PBd's images as long as the design is for one end customer or project and the image has been modified as part of the design. For example, you may crop, resize, change colours or overlay the images with text but you are not permitted to pass the original image file as you had downloaded it onto your client.

You may use the image throughout the one project, so long as the deliverables do not allow for the original source file to be extracted.

+ Can I use the same image for multiple clients?

No. If you are working with clients, they want to stand out and be distinguishable from everyone else, right? So if you are using our photos for web design, social media, etc... you can use photos for as many clients as you would like, however you can only use a specific photo per client. Make sense? Let's keep it fresh! Also, keep in mind that YOU have the license to use the photos, not your client. So if they are needing their own access and license, send us an email so we can get that done right!

+ Do I have to credit when using images?

Nope! As a customer or member you don’t have to credit when you use one of our pictures (but if you did, we would love you for it!).

+ Can I use images to a create end products to sell or distribute?

Yes! We are all about smiple around here and this is one area where terms and use licenses can get tricky typically. Under the Standard License supplied with any purchase on this site you are permitted to create an End Product so long as the End Product does not exceed lifetime sales of 500 units. (Yes, even including free products/giveaways).

There are just a few little things that we ask (we know that you will be on board) Please note that you are only allowed to use our images in End Products when the End Product does not compete with the original product in any way. For example, you can’t edit our pictures or and then re-sell or share them as images. The same goes for templates. A colour tweak or font change does not mean that you can pass off the designs as your own to sell or share.

Our images can be used in an End Product so long as the original image cannot be extracted. Remember, you must not redistribute the original files in any way. So, you can use our images as part of a design where the image has been edited (cropped, with text or graphic overlays etc) but the final design must be flattened.

You cannot use our images in website themes or design templates that you intend to sell. This would mean that our images would be redistributed and so if you would like to do that, you’ll need to get in touch to discuss Extended License options.

+ When will I need an Extended License?

If you’re thinking big and want to use PBd's images in a larger scale projects (such as apps, software or to integrate into products with a sales of over 500 units whether digital or physical) send us a message to enquire about Extended License options.