“A print release is basically a document that allows your client to make other prints, including on various material(s) of the images they have received from ME, the photographer. However, one key thing to keep in mind is that a print release is specifically geared to personal usage. This means that the images can be used on social media, be printed for personal use and to a certain extent be shared with family.” ( It does not give the client permission to edit or alter the images as it will no longer be representative of my work.

The client does not have the permission to edit the image, make a derivative of the image, claim the work as their own, and most importantly cannot use the image for commercial gain! In order to do any of these things, a print release is not enough. The client would then have to get copyright permission.

A print release will be asked from print labs to ensure you have permission to print professional images. As always it is recommended to print through me to ensure the highest quality available. 🙂