Alamy offers a hassle-free alternative to stock image buyers. It does not require any registration, subscription or credits to access and download photos, illustrations and vectors. Introducing the direct buying method, it provides a tempting option for creative professionals who purchase stock photos individually. Moreover, it continues to improve its users’ experience by consistently developing the website.
In line with improving Alamy users’ experience, the website currently create a new search tool that has already been applied for a patent. The new search tool is easy to use. You can definitely find the images you are looking for as it provides a number of options without imposing a lot of effort. You can search for Alamy stock images, illustrations and vectors through extensive categories and great keyword searches.
The keyword searches use four options. They are not codes so you do not have to memorize anything to make a good search. You can narrow your searches by using the advanced keyword search options as well. You can now search images by license and release, collections, age, ethnicity, number of people, image type, and many more. On the other hand, the extensive categories expand to include subcategories, making your search more refined and relevant.
Alamy has two licensing options: royalty-free and rights-managed. Royalty-free allows users to use the image in any project for as long as they like. It requires a one-time only payment. You do not have to regularly pay for the image to continue using it. It provides you with the right to use the image without restrictions. Therefore, you can use the image in multiple projects without the need to purchase additional licenses.
On the other hand, rights-managed helps buyers determine their needs. It has an easy layout, which clearly outlines options. Before you can purchase images under this license, you need to answer some questions about image use, image size, inserts, print runs, starting date, duration, details of use, industry, placements and territory. These inquiries only take a few seconds. You will be provided with options in every category.
Considered as a seasoned player in the stock photography industry, Alamy provides creative professionals with great search and licensing options to improve their user experience. The new search tool is a great feature that makes the search and purchase experience easier and faster. The licensing options also allow you to determine your creative needs. These prove the website as a leader in speed in all areas of the website and the photo buyers’ experience.
If you are a one-time buyer, Alamy is the stock photo agency for you. It has much competitive prices and inexpensive licensing options. In short, the overall savings could be better than credit-based stock sites.