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 independent artists who have signed up to contribute to our Community Exchange programme. Community Exchange contributors decide how much to sell their images for and the majority of any price paid for the purchase goes to them. They can also make their images free to download if they wish.

Who can buy premium images?

Premium images are only available to VideoScribe subscribers who are paying for their own account (premium images are not included in the Sparkol subscription price). You can’t use premium images during a free trial or if you are a member of a team 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

Premium image library

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)
  • Click Search and enter a term into the search bar - e.g. ‘building’ (D)
  • You can jump to pages using the pagination box or scroll using the arrows (E). The premium images will be on the final pages of your search results (F)

Premium Images CDEF

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

Click on the image you want to buy. If you want to preview the image before purchasing, click the play icon (G). Read the terms of service and tick the box (H) to agree to the licence and user terms.

Preview and Agree

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.

Buy now password agree

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.

K Update

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 by following these steps:

  • Open Add images (L)
  • Go to the ‘My Images Tab’ (M)
  • Change the ‘Show me:’ dropdown list from ‘Used images’ to ‘Purchased images’ (N)


All the images you've purchased from your 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 ‘Used images’ options and you can also copy and paste images between projects.