Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Alamy hits 23 million images

30 March, 2010 - Alamy, the world’s largest independent stock photo site, now has over 23 million images available to view online. Over the last two months alone, the site has seen a record two million images added.

The first quarter of 2011 has seen an increase in the number of images added to the website, now standing at half a million per month, compared to 300,000 per month for the same period last year. This trend is due to increased registrations and increased submissions from regular suppliers. It is also a result of a number of new deals that Alamy has signed with leading picture agencies. Latest additions include Czech based agency CTK, contemporary stock from Wavebreak and marine specialists BlueGreen Pictures.

Rachel Wakefield, head of sales at Alamy, commented: “We pride ourselves on the fact that we offer customers the world’s biggest choice of stock photography. The term one stop-shop truly applies to Alamy - we really do have great images of absolutely everything.

 “We don’t make editorial judgements on the images that are uploaded, nothing is rejected – provided the quality meets our standards. We have no restrictions on the number of images contributors can upload – we are basically pioneering an ‘open door’ policy.”

Alamy’s content spans cutting edge creative stock, editorial, news, sport and entertainment imagery, providing customers with an unrivalled encyclopaedia of imagery to suit all projects. The agency also differentiates itself by paying photographers the lion’s share of the revenue earned.

About Alamy: 
Alamy is the world’s largest independent stock photo site. It connects thousands of designers, marketing departments, news desks, and publishers with some of the best professional and amateur photographers around.

Alamy does not make editorial judgements on pictures, nothing is rejected providing the quality is acceptable – it lets the customer choose the pictures they want.

Alamy’s revolutionary approach to the stock photography business means 60 percent of each sale is paid to the content owner – the lion’s share or the revenue earned.

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