Duda Image Terms and Licensing Explained

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Image licensing can sometimes be difficult to understand. In the Q and A below, we do our best to provide answers to common questions that have come up.

Duda works with multiple image providers, it is important to know the source of the image you are considering using on your site, as different images have different licensing terms. Once you select an image in the image picker, you will see on the right-hand side the source of the image (highlighted in red in the image below). Some of the images might not have a defined source and will not show that information. In the Q and A, make sure to refer to the answer that corresponds to the provider source of your image.


For the full terms related to the usage of the Duda platform, please refer to our terms of service and privacy policy. In any conflict between what is written here and our terms of service, the terms of service will prevail.

Questions and answers

Q. What are the licensing terms of images on Duda?

Unsplash: all images are licensed under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0). Which means you can copy, modify, distribute and use the photos for free, including commercial purposes, without asking permission from or providing attribution to the photographer or Unsplash.

Giphy: see the full Giphy terms here: https://giphy.com/terms

ShutterStock: see the full Shutterstock terms here: https://www.shutterstock.com/license

No defined source: You are granted an individual, non-exclusive, non-transferable, right, throughout the world, in perpetuity, to use such image, or any part thereof, an unlimited number of times, solely as incorporated into websites built using the Duda platform.

Q. Can I use the same image multiple times on a single site?

Unsplash: Yes
ShutterStock: Yes
Giphy: Yes
No defined source: Yes

Q. Can I use the same image on more than one site?

Unsplash: Yes
ShutterStock: No, an image can be used for a single site
Giphy: Yes
No defined source: Yes

Q. Can I use the image on other digital or physical assets that are not my site?

Unsplash: Yes
ShutterStock: No, an image can be used for a single site.
Giphy: Yes, as long as you follow the Giphy terms.
No defined source: No.

Q. Can I get a refund for an image?

Unsplash: Not relevant, Unsplash images are free.
ShutterStock: No, we don’t provide refunds for purchased images.
Giphy: Not relevant, Giphy images are free.
No defined source: Not relevant, these images are provided for free.

Q. Can I edit, change an image?

Unsplash: Yes
ShutterStock: Yes
Giphy: No, this is not allowed according to the Giphy terms.
No defined source: Yes

Q. Do I need to give attribution to the owner of the image?

Unsplash: Not required, but would be appreciated.
ShutterStock: No
Giphy: No
No defined source: No

Q. What other terms do I need to comply with?

Unsplash: None

Giphy: All terms described in the Giphy terms.
ShutterStock or No defined source:  You shall not use any image:

  • except solely as incorporated into your responsive website, mobile website, Web Personalization created using the Service.
  • together with pornographic, defamatory, or unlawful content or in such a manner that it infringes upon any third party’s trademark or intellectual property rights.
  • portraying any person depicted therein (a "Model") in a way that a reasonable person would find offensive, including but not limited to depicting a Model: a) in connection with pornography, "adult videos", adult entertainment venues, escort services, dating services, or the like; b) in connection with the advertisement or promotion of tobacco products; c) as endorsing a political party, candidate, elected official, or opinion; d) as suffering from, or medicating for, a physical or mental ailment; or e) engaging in immoral or criminal activities.
  • as a trademark, service mark, or logo.

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