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Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions

Getting my images on sale

Q. What’s a pseudonym and how do I create one?
A. A pseudonym is the name you want to sell your images under; this could be your name or something made up, it can be whatever you want. Just remember it will be used by our buyers to credit you as the photographer. You can create new pseudonyms, delete old ones and set a default under the Defaults and pseudonyms link in Manage Images.

Q. I want to sell all my images under the same license, can I create a default license type?
A. Yes, it’s easy to do, just click on the cog icon in Alamy Image Manager (top right) and edit your license preference.

Q. How do I change the license type of my images?
A. You can change the license type in the mandatory tab while annotating your images in Alamy Image Manager.

Q. When do I need a model/property release and how do I upload it to Alamy?
A. You need a release if the person or property in the image is recognisable and you want to sell the image commercially. This page explaining releases was created for our customers but we think it will help you too. There’s lots more information on our Model and property releases page.

Q. Why can’t I find my images when I search using my name?
A. Photographer names and pseudonyms aren’t searchable using the main search box. Once you’re on the search results page, click on the ‘advanced search’ option next to the search box and you’ll see the Contributor Name field there.

Q. I want to delete some of my images, how do I do it?
A. Select the images you want to delete and you’ll see the delete button at the bottom of the optional tab.