The Editorial Use Only license means that the image cannot be used for commercial advertising purposes. An Editorial Use Only image can be used: In a newspaper or magazine article. On a blog or website for descriptive purposes. In a non-commercial presentation.
An example of a photo on shutterstock labeled as editorial use only. Images marked as editorial use only involve documentation of a newsworthy story or event, and can be used for education. An editorial image is limited to non-commercial uses meaning they cannot be used to advertise or promote a product or service.
An editorial, leading article (US) or leader (UK), is an article written by the senior editorial staff or publisher of a newspaper, magazine, or any other written document, often unsigned. … Many newspapers publish their editorials without the name of the leader writer.
Photos marked with “Editorial Use Only” allow use of the image to support or accompany an article, but are not to be used for commercial purposes and to help sell or promote your brand/product. … Unacceptable use would be to use the photo of the iPhone to promote your mobile site.