Submission guidelines

We really appreciate you becoming a PICHA contributor. It is important that

you follow these guidelines. This will help us save time during the submission process.


Submissions must be strictly owned by the contributor/submitter. Found or public domain images or footages cannot be submitted under any circumstances. If you do not have complete rights to the submission, don’t submit it.

Submissions must NOT contain any copyrighted material, including paintings, other copyrighted photos, copyrighted logos, or any other art/advertisements/sculptures/exhibits or audio, which are copyrighted. If the submitted material contains any of these or other types of copyrighted content, you must either submit releases from the copyright owners.

Do not embed your own watermark, website name, or copyright notice in your images. We protect your images by adding our own watermark, which is applied when your image is accepted on

Any image of an identifiable person must be accompanied by a model release.

You can download PICHA’s model releases below.

Model Release – Adult – PICHA LLC.

Model Release – Minor – PICHA LLC.

Model Release – Property release – PICHA LLC.

Model releases are available on and must be submitted digitally. We do not accept faxed, mailed, or any hard copy releases. Submissions depicting a minor must be accompanied by a model release that was signed by that minor’s parent or legal guardian.

If you do not have a model release and your image is newsworthy or culturally significant, we may accept the image only for editorial use, meaning that it will not be available for any commercial use.

The decision to accept or reject any image will be made according to the sole discretion of PICHA.

PICHA may, but is not obligated to, review and/or reverse its previous accept/reject decision, at its sole discretion. We reserve the right to remove any previously accepted submission at any time for any reason from the PICHA library.


Images must be at least 4 MP.

-Images should be correctly exposed and in-focus.

-Images can be submitted in digital form only.

-Inspect all images very carefully before uploading them to make sure they are free of noise, dust, and scratches.

-Diversify your subject. Don’t submit 10 images of the same subject.

-Send full-sized images. Don’t upsize or downsize images. 

-Keyword your images carefully. Keywords allow people to search for your images, so make sure you use keywords related to your images as well as conceptual keywords.

Put yourself in a designer/buyer’s shoes when picking your keywords.

-If submitting flowers or animals, you need to keyword it with the correct scientific or common name.

-When uploading your image, include it in the appropriate category. If an image can fall in several categories, select all the categories necessary. If you are unsure, send an email to


In order for you to be successful as a microstock contributor, it is very important to follow trends and understand what potential buyers would want.

-Check magazines, advertising to get an idea of current and future trends.

-Check your calendar to provide holiday images (ie: Christmas images start to sell best about 6 weeks before Christmas).

-Set objectives (number of images to upload/week/month). Objectives help you stay focus.

These guidelines may change at any time. Please re-read them each time you consider uploading to PICHA.

Not following these guidelines will have your images rejected.

Check as well our FAQ for other information.

If you have any question please email



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