Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The company has taken a phased approach to the site re-design and is initially launching with a new homepage, search results, image pop-up and lightbox tool. The focus is on business as usual and they have aimed at delivering extra functionality whilst retaining the integrity of the user experience.
They have added a ‘recent searches’ feature, introduced live news images into the search results and increased the size of the pop-up image by up to 100%.
Commenting on the launch, James West, CEO of Alamy said, ‘We have an ambition to become the number one choice for both creative and editorial customers and we’re making step changes all of the time to improve our offering - from the ongoing investment in our site design, search and functionality, to delivering the best customer service in the industry. The new site reflects the true spirit of our brand and is aimed at connecting with a creative audience. We are currently focusing on the customer-facing elements, but we will be moving on to develop more tools and a better interface for our contributors’.
With over 35 million images Alamy has a reputation for its vast and comprehensive collection, with images sourced from a global network of over 30,000 photographers and more than 600 pictures agencies. The company has ambitious plans to grow its creative customer base, as well as deliver tailored services for its core editorial audience.
Those who follow Alamy will have noticed that throughout 2012 they were already working on updating and improving a number of aspects of their service. They introduced a new way of sorting their collection and for the first time they started editing their creative imagery. They also expanded Live News and introduced Video Footage Clips.
A pioneer in stock photography:
Founded in 1999, Alamy revolutionised stock photography by creating the world’s first open, unedited collection of images. With over 35 million images Alamy is the world's largest independent agency for news, stock and video imagery. It supplies thousands of designers, marketing departments, news desks, and publishers with imagery produced by the best professional and amateur contributors around.
Alamy provides the most comprehensive choice of imagery, supported by excellent customer service and a fast and simple online experience. Alamy is proud of its fair and ethical business model. It aims to be the first port of call for buyers and suppliers of imagery. It has a friendly and helpful approach. And it shares the rewards with its suppliers with fairness and transparency. Alamy’s business is underpinned by a philanthropic ethos.
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