Image Sales

Buying online images

To buy an image visible on the website, simply add it to your basket by clicking the "Buy" button beneath the image. Images purchased for Personal-use are £16.50 (plus VAT) per online image, supplied at 300 ppi resolution.

 

Once you are satisfied with the images in your basket, please complete sections 2 and 3 of the order form and click the "Order Now" button. We will then email you a Licence Agreement with full details of your order including the price. When you have accepted our licence terms and completed your payment you will be able to access and download your purchased images.

 

To buy a website image at resolutions higher than 300 ppi, please use the Image Order Form.

 

Buying images not yet online

We hold over 26 million aerial photographs, most of which have not been digitised and uploaded to the website. If you wish to purchase one of these, and you have the image reference number, please use our Image Order Form and we will digitise the image for you. Prices for personal use are published below.

 

If you don't know the image reference number, you can find it by buying a subscription to view our online Finding Aids, by requesting a Paid Image Search or by Visiting Us.

 

Timescale
Orders of up to 25 items take 15 working days, once the order is confirmed and payment is made. Our express service delivers in 5 working days at double the prices below. From Monday 29 April, all Research Copy orders of up to 25 images will be delivered in 5 working days. We will confirm your order by email, tell you the exact price and give you the opportunity to continue or cancel.

 

Format

We supply digital images in TIFF format at various resolutions. Please note that oversize images (e.g. GX Mosaics) are only available at 300 ppi, for technical and conservation reasons. To help you decide which resolution is best for your needs, please download our Resolution Examples

 

Dimensions
Pixel and file sizes will vary depending on the physical size and format of the original image but guideline dimensions for a 229mm x 229mm panchromatic original are:

  • 300 ppi (2800 pixels wide) 8Mb
  • 600 ppi (5600 pixels wide) 32Mb
  • 1200 ppi (11200 pixels wide) 132Mb

 

 

DIGITISATION AND ADMINISTRATION SERVICES

Digital Image (Available Online) EX VAT INC VAT
Greyscale / Colour - 300ppi £16.50 £19.80
Greyscale / Colour - 1200ppi £33.00 £39.60
Scan on Demand (High-resolution) EX VAT INC VAT
Greyscale - 600ppi £45.00 £54.00
Greyscale - 1200ppi £55.00 £66.00

*These options are not available for modern survey photography. Contact our Sales Team if you are unsure which category your image falls into.

SCAN ON DEMAND (HIGH-RESOLUTION) PHOTOGRAMMETRIC EX VAT INC VAT
Greyscale / Colour - 1270ppi (20 Micron) £65.00 £78.00
Greyscale / Colour - 1600ppi (15.8 Micron) £95.00 £114.00
Greyscale / Colour - 2000ppi (12.7 Micron) £125.00 £150.00
ADMINISTRATION FEES EX VAT INC VAT
Digital Image Re-formatting (from tiff) per image £0.10 £0.12
Record Recall Fee (per box/tin) - Standard £4.00 £4.80
Record Recall Fee (per box/tin) - Express £12.00 £14.40
Record Recall Fee (per box/tin) - 48HR £130.00 £156.00
LICENSING FOR REPORTS EX VAT INC VAT
Report Licensing (per image) £15.00 £18.00
Presentation in Legal Proceedings £15.00 £18.00
RESEARCH PRODUCTS & SERVICES EX VAT INC VAT
Paid Search (per 20 minutes) £30.00 £36.00
Research-quality Images (72ppi) from Microfilm (where available) - per frame £5.00 £6.00
Image Verification Fee (per frame) £10.00 £12.00
Letter of Authenticity (per film/sortie) £50.00 £60.00
Sortie Plot £30.00 £36.00
Print Lay-down £30.00 £36.00
Film Report (where available) £30.00 £36.00
Camera Calibration Certificate  £30.00 £36.00
DELIVERY OPTIONS - UP TO 25 IMAGES  
Research Copies (5 working days) Standard Research Copy Cost
Standard (15 working days) Standard Frame Cost
Express (5 working days) Standard Frame Cost x 2
48HR (2 working days) Standard Frame Cost x 5

*48HR delivery service only available for orders of up to 20 images. Express and 48HR orders must be placed and confirmed by 12pm GMT.

NCAP WEBSITE COMMERCIAL SUBSCRIPTIONS EX VAT INC VAT
1 - 10 Staff (12 Months) £300.00 £360.00
11 - 250 Staff (12 Months) £600.00 £720.00
250+ Staff (12 Months) £900.00 £1080.00

 

PUBLICATION LICENSING FEES

NON-COMMERCIAL LEAFLET/BOOKLET/JOURNAL EX VAT INC VAT
1/4 Page, 1/2 Page, Full Page £5.50 £6.60
Double Page £11.00 £13.20
Front Cover £16.50 £19.80
COMMERCIAL PUBLICATION - ONE COUNTRY, ONE LANGUAGE EX VAT INC VAT
1/4 Page £27.50 £33.00
1/2 Page £38.50 £46.20
Full Page £55.00 £66.00
Double Page £82.50 £99.00
Front Cover £110.00 £132.00

*Commercial publications include journals, brochures, leaflets, booklets and newspapers.

BOOKS (PRINT AND E-BOOK) - ONE COUNTRY, ONE LANGUAGE EX VAT INC VAT
1/4 Page £27.50 £33.00
1/2 Page £38.50 £46.20
Full Page £55.00 £66.00
Double Page £82.50 £99.00
Front Cover £110.00 £132.00
BOOKS (PRINT AND E-BOOK) - WORLD, ONE LANGUAGE EX VAT INC VAT
1/4 Page £55.00 £66.00
1/2 Page £82.50 £99.00
Full Page £110.00 £132.00
Double Page £165.00 £198.00
Front Cover £220.00 £264.00
BOOKS (PRINT AND E-BOOK) - WORLD, MULTIPLE LANGUAGES EX VAT INC VAT
1/4 Page £82.50 £99.00
1/2 Page £110.00 £132.00
Full Page £165.00 £198.00
Double Page £220.00 £264.00
Front Cover £330.00 £396.00
COMMERCIAL MAGAZINE EX VAT INC VAT
1/4 Page £55.00 £66.00
1/2 Page  £82.50 £99.00
Full Page £110.00 £132.00
Double Page £165.00 £198.00
Front Cover £220.00 £264.00

 

MEDIA & ACADEMIC LICENSING FEES

TELEVISION - ALL WITH 7-DAY ONLINE ARCHIVE EX VAT INC VAT
Per Flash (single use within one production) £66.00 £79.20
5 Years Unlimited Broadcast £209.00 £250.80
10 Years Unlimited Broadcast £429.00 £514.80
WEBSITE & APPLICATIONS EX VAT INC VAT
Non-commercial, 450px @ 72ppi (per year) £11.00 £13.00
Commercial, 450px @ 72ppi (per year) £55.00 £66.00
MUSEUM/EXHIBITION (12 MONTHS) EX VAT INC VAT
Single AV Presentation £50.00 £60.00
Multiple Presentations £170.00 £204.00
MUSEUM/EXHIBITION (12 MONTHS) EX VAT INC VAT
A4 Sized: Non-commercial with no entrance fee £10.00 £12.00
A4-Sized: Commercial with entrance fee £50.00 £60.00
A3-Sized: Non-commercial with no entrance fee £20.00 £24.00
A3-Sized: Commercial with entrance fee £70.00 £84.00
A2-Sized: Non-commercial with no entrance fee £30.00 £36.00
A2-Sized: Commercial with entrance fee £90.00 £108.00
All media buyout for one venue £190.00 £228.00
All media buyout for touring exhibition £300.00 £360.00
ACADEMIC USE EX VAT INC VAT
Dissertation or thesis (printed) £20.00 £24.00
Dissertation or thesis (online) £30.00 £36.00
Lecture use (one lecture - free entry) £20.00 £24.00
Lecture Series (up to 5 years - free entry) £37.00 £44.40
Lecture Series (up to 5 years - paid entry) £45.00 £54.00
Student Report / Academic Journal (printed) £20.00 £24.00
Student Report / Academic Journal (online) £25.00 £30.00

 

You can also download our full Price List.

These prices are valid from 1 April 2019 until 31 March 2020.

Digital Imaging

Every year we digitise thousands of aerial images for our customers and website.

NCAP Subscriptions

Zoom and pan all of the aerial images on our website at 300 ppi resolution, and all of our catalogued Finding Aids, with a subscription.

 

Finding aids show the geographic area covered by each photograph within a mission. Use them to identify and order copies of photographs that have not yet been digitised and uploaded to our website.

 

Subscriptions are available for Personal or Commercial/Institutional use.

Letter of Authenticity

Prove the date a photograph was taken with a Letter of Authenticity.

 

Add this to your image order and our aerial photographic experts will gather key information to provide you with factual and unbiased evidence about your image. This can include:

 

  • the precise date and time a photograph was captured
  • the altitude of the aircraft
  • the focal length of the camera lens
  • the unit or company which took the photograph
  • the method and resolution of digitisation

Image Verification

Want to order a high-resolution image but can't be sure it will cover your area?

 

Add Image Verification to your order and our expert staff will check your selection. If we find a better match to your requirements on the same roll of film, we will alter your order accordingly.

 

Our Image Verification service removes any margin of error in selecting imagery from points or plots. You can be confident that your order will result in an image that covers your area of interest on the date you selected. If it doesn't, we will refund your image payment.

 

Please note - this service currently applies to aerial imagery of the UK only.