Questions? No problem. Below you will find the answers to the most frequently asked questions at Ikon Images

Searching our Library

How do I find my perfect illustration?

You can search all image file data by simply adding one or more words in the search box. Need to refine further? Easily search within results or use our filters. Visit our search guidelines for more detailed instructions or for help searching. Get inspiration from our illustrators through our blog of Artist Interviews.

What size and file types does Ikon offer?

All our images go through a rigorous quality assurance process and are offered as high-quality .jpg files with dimensions shown on the site. Where images have been created wholly in Adobe Illustrator, we are also able to supply .eps vector files on request.

What is Lightbox?

With a registered account, Lightbox allows you to save images to your account. You can have multiple lightboxes, which allows you to work on different projects at once. Lightboxes can also be shared for collaboration with your team or clients.

How do I download images?

Once you have an account, you can download comping images, save images to your Lightbox or add images to your order. Once you have agreed a price and made payment, your image(s) will be available directly from the website via your user account. Find out more about pricing and payment.

Ikon Images FAQs

Image Copyright Licenses

What is Rights Managed?

There are many benefits of working with the Rights Managed model; Primarily we are able to represent a high calibre of stock illustrations by artists who might otherwise have not considered stock for their work.

‘Rights Managed’ means that the license granted is specific to the intended use of the image and the fee charged will vary accordingly. Licenses granted under the Rights Managed sales model are specific to editorial or commercial usage and defined by such considerations as size of use, distribution, and period of use. Our sales team will help you to find a personalised licensing solution.

Does Ikon offer royalty-free images?

Ikon does not currently offer royalty-free images.

Are Ikon images model released?

By their nature as illustrations, our images do not usually require model release. However, if a recognisable person is included in the image then we will always be able to supply a full model release if required. This does not apply if the image is marked for editorial use only.

Do I need to add an image credit?

Please credit the image as Artist’s Name | Ikon Images

Pricing and Purchasing Illustrations

Are pricing packages and subscription deals available?

Yes we offer a range of multiple use packs and will be happy to discuss subscription deals and bulk discounts. It's always worth discussing your needs directly with our sales team to see what we can offer. Find out more about purchasing images.

Can I have exclusive use of an image?

Yes, we have complete sales histories for all our images and are able to grant exclusivity for certain uses. Exclusivity does attract an additional fee; please contact our sales team to discuss. Find out more about purchasing images.

Can I try an Ikon illustration before buying?

Yes, simply download a low-resolution, watermarked ‘comping image’ by clicking on the cloud icon on the image listing. This option is available as soon as you have set up an account. Should you need a non-watermarked or higher resolution for that big pitch, please get in touch.

Can I get a price if I don’t have an account?

Yes, click on “Get Quote” on the image listing and one of our team will get back to you with an individual licensing solution.

Original Artwork

Can Ikon artists be commissioned?

We do not act as commissioning agents for our artists. However, if you are interested in commissioning, we would be happy to connect you directly with the artists. With some artists we do facilitate modifications to existing stock images. In these instances there is an extra fee which goes to the artist in its entirety. If you have an image in mind for your project but would like a modification by the artist then please contact our sales team directly. Find out more about our illustrators through our blog of Artist Interviews.

Does Ikon offer photography as well as illustration?

No, Ikon is a leading specialist in illustration. However our collection covers a broad range of techniques and styles including collage and photo composition which use elements of photography in their creation. We also have several artists who are masters of CGI and create images which can appear photographic.

Can I buy a print of an Ikon illustration for personal use?

No, as our site is for professional image buyers, we do not currently offer prints of our illustrations for personal use.

Specialists In Stock Illustration

What makes Ikon different?

Ikon’s illustrations are hand picked by our team of industry experts for both their stunning quality and their relevance for today’s world. In addition to the sharp eye of our curators, we have a small and friendly London-based team ready to help with pricing, licensing, or any other queries you may have. Find out more about our illustrators through our blog of Artist Interviews.