Tuesday, December 9, 2014

The world’s largest online stock photo agency Alamy today announces exciting new features for its successful mobile app Stockimo

• The app now includes popular web tool IFTTT, a brilliantly simple way to help users optimise work flow and save time. E.g. ‘any picture I upload to Flickr also upload to Stockimo’.

• Users can now upload news imagery straight to the Alamy live news feed and get their images in front of global news outlets, broadening Stockimo’s appeal to another strand of the photographer community.

• The app now has a ‘customer likes’ feature, which gives live feedback on which images are popular with customers - what they like and what they’re buying.

• The latest release also includes helpful information if an image is rejected.

This will be the 3rd edition of the app following initial updates in the summer to introduce social media sharing and enhanced captioning and tagging tools.

Alan Capel, head of content: “This new release takes Stockimo to a new level. It’s a direct response to ideas and requests from our creative and insightful user base. Stockimo makes sense to its users because it's in sync with the changing landscape of mobile photography.”

Alamy is a technology led business so its emphasis has been on developing a user focused app. Stockimo downloads continue to grow month on month, powered by word of mouth across the photography community. The Stockimo app has recently been shortlisted as a finalist in the lifestyle category of the ME awards.

In just 9 months the Stockimo collection has reached 95,000 photos and is on target to reach 100,000 by the end of the year. Rachel Wakefield, head of sales, says: “This style of candid photography is extremely sought after, so the Stockimo collection has been welcomed by all our customers. Adding live news will boost the collection and have a special appeal for our editorial customers.”

About Alamy:

Founded in 1999, Alamy revolutionised stock photography by creating the world’s first open, unedited collection of images. With over 50 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.

See about Alamy for more information.

About Stockimo:

Stockimo is the free app that turns your smartphone photos into cash. Use Stockimo to upload your photos to Alamy, the world’s largest website for picture buyers, where images sell from $5 to $20,000. Stockimo is an app for creative people who take photos using their mobile phones, want to make some money and showcase their work to a global audience.

Shoot what you love and be as creative and adventurous as you like. Submit photos of interesting places and people and the of-the-moment stuff that documents the world. Opt in to stockimonews and share your breaking news shots too. What you take is up to you!

Key features of Stockimo

• It’s free
• Unlimited uploads
• Very simple to use
• Upload filtered images, including photos taken with other apps (Instagram, Hipstamatic, etc)
• Images get rated by photo experts
• Upload live news photos
• Find out what customers like in the apps live feed
• Plugged in to IFTTT to make workflow even easier
• Available on iPhone, IOS 7 or above

How Stockimo works

• Upload your smartphone photos.
• Describe each image with a caption and tag key features and concepts.
• Submit and get your photos rated.
• If your photos are accepted, they’ll go on sale at Alamy.com and its distribution network.
• The app will tell you when your photos sell.
• You’ll get paid your share every month if you’ve made over $10.
• You keep the copyright, your photos stay on Alamy to sell again and again.

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