Buying and using premium images

The VideoScribe image library includes 1,000s of premium images from professional artists. Some premium images are free to download and others are available to buy.

What are premium images?

Premium images are added to VideoScribe by professional artists who have signed up to contribute to our Community Exchange programme. Community Exchange contributors decide how much to sell their images for. They can make images free to download if they wish.

Who can buy premium images?

Premium images are available to paying VideoScribe users only (premium images are not included in the Sparkol subscription price). You can’t use premium images during a free trial or if you have a company-wide subscription.

How much do premium images cost?

Images shown with a red banner (A) carry an additional cost. Simply click the image to see its price. Images shown with a blue banner (B) are free to download. The prices are decided by the artist on a tiered basis. The pricing tiers can be seen at


How do I buy an image?

To find and buy premium images in VideoScribe:

Step 1. Find your image

Click the Add image icon (C), enter a term into the search bar - e.g. ‘building’ (D), check ‘only premium images’ (E) and you'll see images with blue or red banners (F).


Step 2. Choose the image you'd like to buy

Click on the image you want to buy, press the play icon (G) in the preview window to see how the image will be drawn. Read the terms of service and tick the box (H) to agree to the VideoScribe terms of service.


Step 3. Confirm your purchase

Click the Buy Now button (I)


If your payment details are set up in your Sparkol account, you will be asked to enter your VideoScribe password (J) to confirm your purchase.


If your payment details are not set up, you'll see a link to set up payment details in your Sparkol account (K) through our website. Once you’ve done this, you can return to VideoScribe and continue your purchase.

Once your payment is confirmed, click the tick icon on the confirmation message and the image will appear on your canvas.


How do I find and use the image later?

If you want to use your image again in your scribe, or in another project, don't use the above steps to buy the image again. Your card will be charged again if you do. Instead, you can access these images from the ‘My Purchased Images’ area (L) of the Add Image window.

All the images you've purchased from your logged in account will be available here. You can add them to your scribe project again without incurring an additional charge. 

In addition to this, the last 100 images you have used on that device will be in your ‘Recently used’ options and you can also copy and paste images between projects.