As a photographer who has a number of images with them (as well as other well known stock image companies) I think the payment system is poor. It takes ages (months) to get paid due to there finance agreement with customers, unlike other companies I could mention, if I hit a target I will get paid the following month. Not the case with Alamy. Very disappointed with them
Review by Salimali Demack2 months ago
Alamy wants a 17MB jpeg file to be able to be a contributor. Mine have never gone over 7 to 8 and are usually 5 or 6mb. Get ready for 99% of your submissions rejected and also watch for your photos to show up on sites. IMO they steal them and sell them off overseas.
Review by EdCastro4 months ago
I am very concerned about the copyright practices of this company.
They are selling images of a 19th Century painting that I own the original of (by my ancestor). There is no reference as to how they obtained a photographic image of it, or who submitted it or where it came from. The artist may have passed away over 70 years ago and the painting itself may be out of copyright, but the photographic image itself must have been taken more recently and distributed for monetary gain without permission of the owner of the painting.
Images of historic paintings such as these may well be in the public domain, but should be "All rights reserved" i.e. used for non-commercial research and private study use only. Not for commercial gain by unscrupulous people. I am not happy that someone is anonymously making money in a dubious manner from my family heirloom.
Review by Baubie5 months ago
Stock photography - This is a really awesome place to get stock photography, or just browse through pictures, I spend hours on it.
Review by Thunesia8 months ago
Wouldn't use them. As a former contributing photojournalist they erased all my news reportage from history after I complained about their business practise. Google them, look for the PressGazette article from October 2018.
Review by Jalaina9 months ago
I have many images on Alamy and also a number of sales. View images by Max Grizaard on Alamy. Well done keep up the good work.
Review by BandT9 months ago
Paid picture's quality appeared to be exactly the same (bad, very low resolution) as free picture in the internet, unfortunately.
Do not believe you can find here something good.
Do not waste your money here.
Review by Customeryifter10 months ago
As a published photographer I can only advise anyone to stay away from Alamy. They are unethical, they are liars and they will not hesitate to take advantage of photographers lying, and manipulating contractual terms beyond legality.
They are a disgrace for the photography community.
Review by Rajnic Anglian10 months ago
I have found Alamy to be the best among the lot to sell images. Alamy has a wide customer base which provides better exposure to my images. The image manager provided by Alamy is very simple to use and provides handling of images with ease. Also the payments for the sales are received without any hassle.
Review by Quencent10 months ago
Spent hours looking for just the right kind of effects for a picture (which was really difficult due to way of searching for these kind of things).
Finally found what I was looking for, and bought the picture only to find out that the picture was NOT with transparent background. What on earth would I need glowing stars with checkered pattern in the background for!?
That's €9.99 right out the window!
Review by Efren11 months ago
Trustworthy royalty free image company with strong market position. As a photographer I can only recommend Alamy.
Review by Hyeryoung1 year ago
This website is hilariously awful. I don't know if they pay living artists for their work, but they try and take medieval images that are available for free on the Internet, slap their watermark on top, and get you to pay for the download even for personal use. Jokes on them since I can save the same image in fantastic quality from sources like Wikipedia without the watermark and use it however I want. I can't help laughing at how pitiful their business model must be if they think this is a good idea. I'm sure they're doing it with famous art from other centuries, too. They're not worth the time bothering when a quick Google search can get you the same image for free.
Review by Aowens1 year ago
Well... it is my first time when i use a stock website to sale some pictures... and i was really curious about how is working... I have the account since 3 months and over 700 pictures ... and different kind of pictures, and no one picture sold until now. I am just wondering if Alamy is really popular, if is a popular source of sailing/buying pictures ...
Review by Maikle1 year ago
Probably weirdest service I’ve ever experienced.
My photos was requested to be deleted but they wasn’t until I closed my account that took ~4 months. Also for sold photos money never arrived, but support team was tellig me that they were transfered. Interesting fact I never added any bank details or PayPal details on my account so money could not be ever transfered.
Support was so rude they were responding as robots without any clear explanation.
So I never received any penny and my photos was used for commercial purposes.
I would suggest to avoid this service especially for new users.
Review by Jesuratnam1 year ago
Mariana Cociuba watsap 40742570473
Review by Timma Ruggee1 year ago
Nice fruit mmm show me more
Review by Delols1 year ago
Great site - great selection of images. I was looking for very specific building images which was unable to locate on any other photo library but Alamy had everything I needed.
Review by Tin1 year ago
Lots to pick from. I found just what I wanted at a very reasonable price. Will be my go to for images from now on.
Review by Rashmmi1 year ago
Excellent collection of high quality pictures to suit our requirements.
Review by Bafford1 year ago
great price. Getty images charge hundreds for an image, just for personal viewing... Thanks to Alamy, I was able to gather my references.
They do have a lot high-resolution images, but some low-res mixed in as well. They are kind enough to refund if there's a problem, but I wish they can filter and check their images more, so I don't have to keep buying and getting refunded. Save trouble for both of us.
Review by Bexley1 year ago
Lisa Roper is great!
Review by Situation1 year ago
Good user experience, prices and images available
Review by Tokin1 year ago
Great instant service, just the images I needed for my project.
Review by Wonyoung1 year ago
I recently purchased photos from Alamy and yesterday I got a call from Tim, one of their customer service representatives. I was pleasantly surprised to find that he was contacting me to find out how their service had been and if I had any feedback, and since I was a new customer they gave me a discount. I was floored that they would take the time to call and see how one of their customers (probably out of millions) found their experience. I thought their selection was fantastic, but now I will definitely go there first because of how great they were to work with. Tim was wonderful to talk to and the call definitely made my day that much better.
Review by Ms Dabu1 year ago
Very good pricing, system and quality - keep it up!