Uploading Images into 123RF's Free Image Section

Here's a walkthrough on how to upload your images and make it available in 123RF's Free Image section.

 

Accessing the Contributor Dashboard

On your contributor dashboard, click on the “Upload Content” button.

On a pop up window, click “Photo / Illustration” to upload your free photos or vector illustrations.

Now you can choose between 2 methods to upload your files:

  1. Web form upload - You can drag and drop your files on this space or click on “Select Multiple Files” to select your files from a folder in your local drive.

  2. FTP Upload - You can upload your files through your FTP folder. Just connect using an FTP client software with these credentials.

Section A: Using Web Form Upload


A1. Check this checkbox to make sure that you have the rights to this content that you are uploading.


A2. Click on the “Agree and Proceed” button to process your files.


A3. On the Draft tab, select the file that you want to submit as free (or select multiple files by clicking on the checkbox on the files).


A4. Select license type “Free” on the right panel and “Save Draft”. (Note: once you have submitted your image for free, it cannot be reversed.)


A5. Insert descriptions and keywords and submit your files as usual. Your files will be in the Pending tab and awaiting to be reviewed and accepted.


Section B: Using FTP Upload for a Large Number of Files


B1. On your FTP client software, connect to your FTP folder with your credentials.


B2. Once connected to your FTP folder, enter into the “free” folder.


B3. Select your files from a folder in your local drive and upload them.

B4. On the upload page in 123RF, click on the “Upload Via FTP” button to process your files.

B5. Check this checkbox to make sure that you have the rights to this content that you are uploading.


B6. Click on the “Agree and Proceed” button to process your files.

B7. License type of the uploaded files through FTP will be automatically marked and set as “Free” in the Draft tab.


B8. Insert descriptions and keywords and submit your files as usual. Your files will be in the Pending tab and awaiting to be reviewed and accepted.

 

How to Switch Existing Approved Files to Free License

If you have previously accepted content that you'd like to put into the free section, here's how to do it.

  1. You can now switch the license type of existing accepted photos and vector illustrations to “Free”. First, locate your content in “Manage Content” on the left panel of your dashboard.

  2. Click on the Accepted tab.

  3. Select a file that you would like to offer free (or select multiple files by clicking on the checkbox on the files).

  4. On the right panel, click on the Pencil icon to edit the file(s).

  5. Click on the slider bar or click on “Free” on the license type. (Note: once you have submitted your image for free, it cannot be reversed.)

  6. Click on “Save” to save changes to these files. Your files are now displayed as free in your portfolio.

NOTE: Once a file has been marked as free, you won't be able to revert it back into a non-free mode. The only way to do that is to DELETE the free file and re-upload it back into 123RF, so do be careful.

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