Royalty free means you just need to pay for rights to use the item once per end product. You don’t need to pay additional or ongoing fees for each person who sees or uses it.
Please note that there may be some limits placed on uses under the different license types available on the marketplaces, such as our photo and music licenses (see the PhotoDune and AudioJungle FAQs for more information)
In simple terms, the main difference is that under the regular license, your end product (incorporating the item you’ve licensed) is distributed for free, whereas under the extended license your end product may be sold. Of course, if it was all that simple, we’d have a one sentence license, so please do read the licenses and the rest of these FAQs for more details! If you’re a freelancer, you are allowed to create an end product for a client using the regular license and charge them for your services – see the FAQ below.
Please note that our Music Licenses allow for both free and paid uses. The following FAQs in this section on free versus paid uses do not apply to our Music Licenses. For more information on the Music Licenses see the AudioJungle FAQs.
No, our regular license is for a free end product (whether or not the item is used in the end product in an editorial way). And our extended license is for an end product that’s sold (whether or not the item is used in the end product in an editorial way). If you want to use an item in an editorial way in your end product, choose the regular license if your end product is distributed for free, and choose the extended license if your end product is sold to the end customer.
If the end users need to pay to see the end product, you need an extended license. There can be more than one end user as long as there is only one end product.