Contributor FAQ

Join Scopio and Turn Your Photos into Profitable Art: Reach Millions of Creatives, Be Part of Historic Projects, and Get Commissioned for Who You Are!

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Quick Directions to start

  1. Visit or download the Scopio app on Android Apple
  2. Upload 20-100 images (you can upload them for downloading or display only - a mix is best)
  3. Add your skills and bio to your profile so we can learn more about you
  4. Add stories to any images to highlight who you are and your creative mind
 Get Commissioned on Scopio and Feature, and Sell Your Images and Artwork


  1. Photo Submission
  2. Model Releases
  3. Payment
  4. Crypto payment 
  5. Scopio’s App
  6. About Scopio 

1. Image Submission

How do I know that my photos were submitted?

You'll receive an email asking you to send out and complete model releases. You can see if your photo is accepted by searching on Submit here: or on our app.

What happens after I submit?

Once your submission is in, and all model releases are in, your photos go to our photo editors who pick your best work. We then title and tag the images for you and put them up on our shop. Your images should be live in less than 2 weeks. You can search your name to find your page. If none of your photos made it, make sure your releases are in. Submit more than 100-200, and you have a high chance of making our weekly newsletter and featured artist. Sign up for our newsletter to check out some rising talent. We promote our community heavily.

You'll be paid every time your photos get published by companies. Some of our top photographers make over $2000/month. We will tag and title your work and do the leg work for you to promote you and your photos, all for free for you. We get you more opportunities. Submit here. Once you submit, make sure to share your photographer story or more info on a specific shoot so we can promote who you are and what you care about to the world here

Do I have to make an account?

You can submit directly at or through our app. You can submit as many times as you want to build your page. You can choose whether these images are for display, or sale.

What are Scopio's photo requirements?

  • no "stocky" looking images
  • Please submit all photos at once or multiple times if you have different shoots. Do not submit as a .zip (or other condensed) file type.
  • Negative space/copy space
  • Flatlays (food, back to school etc.)
  • Clear, crisp definition
  • Effective use of DOF
  • Strong design elements (naturally occurring symmetry, shapes, colors etc.)
  • Interesting textures
  • Seasonal themes (Christmas, summer, Halloween)
  • Non-cliched conceptual themes
  • Images of kids studying, elderly, home care (brushing teeth, cleaning…), technology in all forms of our life, especially with elderly and kids
  • You will need to sign Scopio's contributor agreement and model releases for all recognizable people in the photos. You can do all of this through our submission portal on
  • Minimum resolution is 4 megapixels, but 10 megapixels is preferred. If your images disappear when uploading it was under 4MP, and our system did not accept it. Submit the high-res version to avoid this.
  • No watermarks, heavy editing or logos (please edit out watermarks and logos) we can't use images with other people's brands which is why logo removal is so important. If you absolutely can't it will be considered for editorial.
  • No images of guns, drugs, images that contain suicidal thought or images that are bad for society and humanity.
  • The more you submit, the better chance you have of being a regular Scopio contributor as you build your page

The photos should also be natural. They should represent what’s popular in your region while retaining the authenticity. Think about what makes your friends, city, town or country unique, and aim to show that in your submissions. We love photos of groups, like families or friends, if you can get the ok from all of the people in the photos. We accept art illustrations, vectors on Scopio. See our talented artists by browsing around.

How many photos should I submit?

We like it when you submit around 100 photos, you don't need to do it at once, but it will help us pick the best of your work and promote YOU. The more you submit the more your page will grow. You are welcome to submit unlimited images. Select your best work. Just make sure your photos fit the requirements listed above. 

The link doesn't work when I try to open or use it.

Try submitting by writing out "" in a browser app on your phone (don't click on it from Instagram), or try submitting directly from a computer. Submit here: or download the app for ease of use.

How to get hired for your skills and unique person you are!

  • Your artist bio is up to date, please tout any achievements
  • Scopio contributor profile - please take a few minutes to create a contributor profile and upload 20+ images to - anything non-exclusive/non-commissioned mark as no download in the app
  • You can show your best work as display only if you want to show off past projects.

Once you submit your profile, we get back to you with opportunities and you can see opportunities in your feed.

Make sure you add your capabilities in skills- there might be some other collaborative opportunities. 

Can I send you the photos via DM or email?

Please send all photos using or in our app. It walks you through the process, and we'll provide everything you need there. It only takes a few minutes. Submit here:

Why should I do this?

Your images can make history!  Get them off your hard drive and own the copyright and distribution immediately. Your images can make it to famous news articles, brand campaigns, book covers, social media pages, printed tees, it's awesome to see how people love and use your images and want to hear your story. It's easy exposure if you're trying to grow your sphere of influence — you'll be right in front of everyday people, creatives and companies you admire. You get your own artist page we curate, and all the information needed for creatives to find your photos. We tag, and title your images we accept using AI. This also gives you the potential to expand your skills and get more opportunities to work with companies in the future. We make it easy for you so you can spend your energy on creating content. We know how hard it is to manage your own work. 

Submitting your photos to Scopio opens the door for more chances to get seen and published, and more opportunities to impact the world. 

We also connect artists with more people that are interested in their craft. Besides boosting your follower count, this can pave the way towards future relationships with other talented artists, and become a part of our community changing the world through authentic storytelling. Submit here:

How can I remove logos in my photos?

There are a variety of tools you can use to remove logos in your photos and ensure that they can be sold commercially. This will make sure you can maximize your opportunities. Submit here:

Try these approaches:

  • Edit your images with retouching software: Use a tool such as Photoshop to remove logos
  • Crop sensitive stuff: Crop logos out of your photos if you have space
  • Use an app: Using iOS? Try something like Snapseed or TouchRetouchAviary or TouchRetouch are apps that are available for Android. For desktop, try your favorite photo editing tools or something like Inpaint.

We have a blog post on how to edit logos out here. Submit here:

Will I receive credit for my photos?

Yes! Your images will be credited to you when we show them to clients, and some of our clients even credit you when they publish the photos. This is a stellar way to get more eyes on your work if you’re trying to grow your following and influence, as your work will be visible to millions. Submit here:

What will happen to my photos? What will Scopio users do with them?

Your images get uploaded and have the potential to travel the globe and power more human storytelling. Besides this, you'll build on your skills and portfolio. How cool is that? You can see if your photos were accepted on, we refresh the content every week. If you don't want to sell your images, you can list them as display only. 

What rights do I have to my photos? Do I retain any rights?

You are signing a non-exclusive agreement, which is artist-friendly. This means that you retain copyright to your images. More reason to use Scopio to get your images copyrighted and out there. You can re-use and re-sell your images under other non-exclusive provisions, so feel free to keep ‘em up on Instagram, too! Submit here:

How can I remove my images?

If you would like to remove one or more Images from our Website download the app and remove images there. You can delist images that become unavailable on the marketplace or you can delete them totally in the app. Please note that when you delete an image you remove all the view data and search data from the marketplace if you wish to start over. You can delist if you think you are going to put it back on. That way it will be preview only and people can see your beautiful work as a portfolio but now download it.

Can I re-use and re-sell my photos?

Yes, feel free. Since this license is non-exclusive, you are free to re-use and re-sell your images under other non-exclusive agreements. It’s a very flexible agreement for you. You can also expand reach on your photos by placing them in Scopio’s library. We'd love to promote a large collection from you, and it will increase your digital footprint. You can submit as many times as you would like. Submit here:

What file format does Scopio need photos to be in (JPG, BMP, etc.)?

Please submit photos as JPG or PNG files. Submit here:

What size do my photos have to be?

The minimum is 4 megapixels, we prefer images that are 10 megapixels or above. Submitting images that are higher resolution increases the chances of your submissions being published. Make sure you submit the original high-res file (not a download from fb etc.) Not sure how to calculate megapixels? Enter your image’s dimensions in this calculator. Submit here:

I have friends that might like to contribute. How can I refer you to them?

Community is key! Share our app so they can download Scopio. Send them our link at You will not compete for them, as we are building the largest library of real people photos, the more faces the better. Submit here:

How do I sign the licensing agreement?

When you upload in app it automatically gets licensed. You can sign the licensing agreement after you upload your photos to Scopio. The steps will walk you through this automatically. Submit here:

How will I know if my photos were sold?

We'll DM or email you to let you know. Submit here:


2. Model Releases

What is a model release?

A model release is a legal agreement that allows photographers the ability to license images of other people. If you appear in a photograph that a photographer is trying to license (and you are recognizable in the image), you will need to sign a model release for it. And if you're a photographer, you'll need to get all of your models to sign releases. If you are a photographer and you appear in your own images, you will need to sign a model release for yourself. Submit here:

If I'm the photographer, do I need to sign a model release for myself?

Yes. If you are the photographer and you appear in your own image, you will need to fill out our short form and sign a model release for yourself. Submit here:

Will I be notified when my models sign the release?

No. But if your model releases aren't completed, we'll try to reach out to you via DM or email to let you know what has been signed and who you need to send a reminder to. It's best to ask models to inform you when they sign the release. We have an easy link you can copy and send. Submit here:

What is a model?

A model is anyone that appears in your photos, including you! Each model has to fill out one model release in order to maximize your photo submission and have a better chance of getting scoped out. Submit here:

There are two types of licenses for Model Releases

What is a Commercial License?

Image usage in products, merchandise, services, marketing, ads, blogs, websites, educational content, and more. All images with recognizable people need to have model releases.

What is an Editorial License?

Types of usage: newsworthy, or of public interest including sports, entertainment or cultural events, in any type of publication, whether print or digital, such as books, articles, newspaper, magazines, blogs. Images with recognizable people do not need to have model releases.

How many model releases do I need to fill out if I’m the only person in the photos?

Please fill out one model release for yourself each time you submit, unless the photos of you from all submissions are from the same shoot. Submit here:

How many model releases does a model need to sign?

Each separate model needs to sign one model release per shoot. If you have separate shoots with the same model, have them fill one out for each shoot. Submit here:

How do I access the model release? Do I need to get a copy online?

We provide the model release for you so that it's an easier process. After you finish uploading your photos and click submit, we'll create a special model release page just for you where you can view the images you submitted and send out releases to your friends to sign. Your browser should automatically refresh to this page. 

Make sure you create a bookmark of this page so you can go back to it later. If you lose track of your special model release link, just email [email protected]. Submit here:

Who signs a model release?

Recognizable people in images should sign model releases if the photographer is trying to license or publish photographs of them.

You might need to sign multiple model releases if you appear in more than one photo. 

If you're the photographer and you appear in your own images, you will also need a model release. Submit here:

My friends aren’t models. Do I need to have them sign a model release?

Yes, they would need to sign a model release. In this case, model simply refers to a photo’s subject — not just those Gisele Bündchen types. Submit here:

Do I need a model release if I submit photos of my child (or if someone else does)?

Yes, we would need a model release for your child if you or someone else submitted photos of them. You will be able to fill out a model release using their name and information. Since we need your consent as a parent or guardian, please don't forget to add your signature at the end to give permission to sell their photos. Submit here:

My model does not want to sign a release. What should I do?

You can submit images that are not model released, but they can only be published with little use. In this case, we suggest also submitting images of people who do agree to sign a release. This will increase your chances of being published and paid for your hard work. Submit here:

How do photographers and models sign the model release?

Like the licensing agreement, the model can access the model release online through our web-based submission portal. Submit here:


3. Payment

Am I paid for each image I submit?

We will pay you if any images you submit are purchased by one of our clients through our subscription or on individual image purchases. Submit here:

How will I be paid?

If your images are purchased, we’ll reach out and pay you using PayPal when you reach $10. If you don't have a PayPal account, it's very quick and easy to sign up. We also pay in crypto which is becoming very popular.

How much will I be paid?

You get 40% of revenue from customers who contact you through Scopio for collaboration opportunities which can go up to hundreds of thousands of dollars.  Receiving credit on your images in Scopio's library also opens the door for more sales and connections for you.  

When will I get paid?

We will email you to set up a payment if your images are purchased. You can also see which images were accepted, that we will market on our website.

How can I increase my chances of getting paid?

You can increase your chances of being paid by:

  • Making sure your submissions are the highest image quality possible (10 MP or above is ideal)
  • Submitting as many photos as you have available for this project. A wide variety gives us more to choose from.
  • Featuring elements from your distinct region or culture
  • Ensuring that all the people in your photos sign releases for all images they are in. If you don't know the people in your photos or can't obtain releases from them, the photos will be accepted as editorial with more limited uses.
  • Ensuring that all images aren’t edited heavily or Face tuned

Will I receive royalties?

Royalties are included in payments. Our goal is to sell your photos non-exclusively to audiences, sometimes we partner with other companies and it is a one-time payment, and other times we will sell you per sale. This opens up the door for future connections and additional projects, and name recognition for you. We also print products from our top-quality images. You just upload once and we tag, title, and promote and sell it to creative buyers and think of ways to get your content out into the world and make you money. If they download your image in subscription you get paid. Submit here:

Why should I add my story to my image to make it more valuable?

Scopio's community values storytelling and authenticity. These can be used to further projects of yours. This is a place where everyone gets to know you and your work and you can make these as fantastical or documentary as you like, they could make historical projects like "The Year Time Stopped Book" which featured 200 stories and images from the global pandemic. We also have received fantasy series. This is your safe space to shine.


4. Crypto

How to set up my Phantom Wallet?

What is Phantom?

Phantom is a crypto wallet for Solana: 


Why would I want Crypto?

this is especially helpful for those artists who live in countries that Paypal can't be paid in. We are consistently improving our payment system and are looking to make immediate earnings in the near future. Currently you can be paid in paypal or phantom.


Where can I promote my images?

Promote your artist pages on social media. The more you engage the more you get back. Show up and share your pages and your stories! 

5. Scopio’s App

How do I create an account?

Open Scopio App, sign up by creating an account or connecting with your Facebook account and let the experience begin.

How to recover access to your account?

Go to "Sign In" > "Forgot password" > "Type your email" > Reset the password > And Login

How do I submit images?

Click the “+” sign in the middle of your screen, then “Add image, “select images from your gallery and click “Add”. Also don’t forget to add as many details to your submission, such as the story behind each image, the location and others. Scopio values a detailed story. You can also choose whether you wish that your image be downloadable (available on our marketplace) or be sold as a downloadable image on Scopio or just for display when uploading just turn off "downloadable". See more on the differences below.

What are collections?

A collection is a compilation of images relating to a certain topic 

How to delete images?

Go to Profile > click on the image you wish to delete > go to the three dots above on the right > Delete the photo

How long does it take for my photo to be accepted?

Once your submission is in, your photos go to our photo editors who pick your best work. Your image should be live in less than 2 weeks.

Is the app in IOS and Android?

Currently, we run on both and provide support for and recommend using the following devices: iPhone running iOS 11 or higher and Android running version 11 or higher.


The most common reason why you can be experiencing problems is a bad Internet connection. We always recommend updating your app to the latest version.

If this does not resolve your problem, we recommend uninstalling and installing the app again. And finally, if it does not work too, you can contact us, sending your message to our support team.

What are the supported image formats?

For a while we supported just JPEG and JPEG image formats. If you are using an iPhone for example, it can have a different format (HEIC), that will be converted during your submission.



How can I retrieve the money I get from downloads?

Once you earn $10 the options to withdraw your money will be available in the Contributor Portal. The first step is to submit your Tax Information, through a form available in the Contributor Portal. Once that is done, you can receive your money through PayPal or Crypto (SOL), so you must connect your PayPal or Solana wallet to proceed.

Generative AI Facts

  • By submitting content made using generative AI tech, you represent that you either own the content or have the necessary rights to allow Scopio to distribute the content (e.g., commercial use in all media) and that the content does not infringe any third-party rights.
  • AI-generated content will be subject to our current moderation guidelinesregarding technical quality and IP requirements.
  • Customers and Scopio moderation need to know when content has been made using generative AI tools. Label content made using generative AI technology by adding the English word ‘Generative AI’ in the title, as a single keyword and as two separate keywords. If you keyword in a language other than English, use the words for the two keywords ‘generative’ and ‘AI’ in your language in addition to the single English word ‘generative AI’.
  • Generative AI content must be submitted as an illustration (not as a photo), unless it was primarily created using a camera.

How can I delete my personal data?

If at any point you wish to delete your personal data, you may download the app and delete images or your account from there.


6. What’s Scopio?

We're a global company that is breaking barriers for talented people who have something to share with the world. Scopio provides a platform for the ordinary person to participate in selling their work and getting opportunities.

We built Scopio to be the platform for any talented person in the world to license their work instantly to share it, and have equal access to incredible opportunities. Scopio is bringing the world closer together by matching talent with those looking for it. Follow us on Instagram @scopioimages.

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