Alamy Review 2018

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What is Alamy?

Alamy stock photo agency is one of the oldest and biggest stock photo agencies on the internet. It has a huge collection of stock photos, continues to re-invent how people use and search for stock photos and recently did a website makeover to make photo searching an easier and faster task. Their soon to be patented search engine is unique and revolutionary in the industry.

Creative Collection

The new Creative Collection is a series of creative images that are stunning, conceptual images from top international stock shooters. Images are collected from premium photographers, cutting edge agencies and include flexible pricing. all in one place. Searches can segment the creative collection.

IPad app

The free Alamy IPad app highlights daily featured images from their international network of photographers, specialist collections, and national archives.Due note that the IPad app does not feature all images but is perfect for the designer on the go.


Two information and educational resources are featured on the Alamy website. There is a stock photo glossary that explains stock photo terminology and the resolution/image size tool that helps new designers determine the best image for their needs.

Search/Sort Options

Save time and money

Alamy's stock photos can be searched by keyword, release status and orientation.

Over 69 million images making Alamy the largest stock photo database

65,000 images added everyday

Alamy has been online since 1999

File types sold on Alamy are stock photos, illustrations and vectors

Accepts payment by PayPal, Visa, American Express and MasterCard

Royalty free and rights managed licenses available

Fresh inspiration with 65,000 new stock images added daily.

What Alamy can offer

Global content sourced from over 36,000 individual photographers and 600 picture agencies in 173 countries. The scale, variety and quality of their work gives you a greater choice of creative images than anywhere else.

Jenny Wilson, Entrepreneur

I have a retail business, where I sell fashion clothing and accessories. Aside from actual photos of the items, I also include photos of similar clothing so buyers will have an idea what to wear with them. Alamy has an amazing stock of photos from plain to striped shirts, shorts and other fashion pieces. I can download images anytime for up to one year, letting me save money and increase profits.

Laureen Co, Blogger

As a blogger, I am responsible of providing my content the right tool to get it noticed. Alamy gives me a wide variety of cheap stock photos for my creative needs. I can download as many photos as I want to liven up my blog, without breaking the bank. I love that I get access to a premium collection of high-quality photos and discover the creative world.

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Alamy Summary

Alamyalamy logo is a seasoned player in the stock photography business with over 12 years in the industry. Their recent website re-design has launched some exciting, up-to-date tools for photo searches, licensing needs, technology needs and most importantly speed. Alamy wants to be and seems to be the leader in speed in all areas of their website and the stock photo buyers experience. If you are looking for deals, this may not be the site for you, but their prices are much more competitive, their licensing options inexpensive and for a one time buyer, the overall savings could be better than credit based stock photo agencies.