© D. Hurst
“Alamy have achieved a critical mass in collections that make them a vital source for editorial selection, where general stock or "more of the same" is NOT sufficient. Zooid researches, licenses and manages high volumes of pictures for educational publishers, museums, corporates and broadcast and increasingly we find what we are looking for in Alamy's deep files, efficiently managed and accurately priced.”
Zooid Pictures Ltd
“Alamy is currently our biggest supplier. They have a fantastic combination of breadth of subject matter, quality of imagery, competitive prices and prompt and friendly customer service. When working on what can be complex and financially challenging projects with Alamy I feel as though they are on our side and are always easy to approach. They are also flexible and sensitive to changes in the industry which is a big plus for us. All in all a great service!”
“Having been a regular user of Alamy over the past few years, in my capacity as a Freelance Picture Researcher, I continue to be impressed by the wealth of images on offer and also by the professionalism of the in-house staff.
Requested searches are always completed within the given deadline and the team is always happy to help with queries regarding the images available.
As a freelancer, I work for most of the major educational publishers, and the fees applied by Alamy, are extremely competitive.
Alamy is always my first port of call, when given a new project to research. I have no hesitation in recommending Alamy to anyone who needs a thorough, high quality, competitive service.”
Freelance Picture Researcher
“I think Alamy has a great wide range of the most simple to the most complex imagery. Their site is very user-friendly with the easy accessibility to do quick downloading.
The friendly, hardworking team is definitely on top of their game with meeting their clients’ needs on a regular basis. I highly recommend Alamy as a constant source for the search of stock images for anyone’s next project.”
"Alamy has quickly become our favourite source of images for the many photo research projects that we work on. The website is user-friendly; the key word search function brings up relative images quickly and easily. We are constantly amazed at the Canadian and other international content that we find on this site, often locating obscure images that cannot be found elsewhere. We regularly find excellent current event images that are not available from the usual news sites. One of the best things about Alamy is the friendly, helpful customer service!"
“From little-known villages in the depths of the Scottish Highlands to far-flung beach huts on exotic islands, Alamy always have plenty of images to choose from. And the staff are a very friendly and organised bunch.”
“Alamy has established themselves as a provider of excellent imagery, offering both wide ranging in content and often surprising photographs. The constant uploading of new images, by their photographers, stops the site from becoming stale. Added to which the speed of the site and their excellent service is a rare treat and ensures that I use them on a daily basis. They seem to have managed to combine quantity and quality and are never fazed by the requests I send them.”
Freelance Picture Researcher
© Brian Chan
"We love Alamy as a preferred partner because they combine innovative technology and unique content with stellar personalized account service. They eliminate all of the barriers of doing business so that they can focus on our needs. At the end of the day, we feel like they just know us."
"Our photo editors often speak approvingly of Alamy's collections among themselves....they like a fresh 'young sophisticate' look that's not available everywhere else, especially for our women's health brands. Alamy is one of the few places they can usually find what they're looking for, affordably and quickly."
"As part of my role as Production Manager for a busy in-house Studio I select a large amount of imagery for various publications. I use a number of different libraries but one of my favourites has to be Alamy. I find their website easy and quick to use and they have a great selection of high quality images to choose from."
"Alamy are a great picture library to work with. They always have a vast selection of pictures and their rates are very competitive. Service is fast, friendly and efficient. Once a price has been agreed they make the high res version available for use within minutes, which is very handy when we're working to tight deadlines"
“Alamy is one of the largest and most diverse resources I have found for editorial rights-managed imagery. They have everything…from historical to contemporary, nature, home décor, daily urban life, etc. I have kept coming back to Alamy consistently for nearly five years. The sales team is always on top of things, not to mention polite and downright speedy. Pricing is quite fair, which is a must for tight book budgets.”
Lerner Publishing Group
"Even when we need quality images of unusual destinations and far-flung corners of the globe, Alamy can be relied upon to come up with the goods."
“We run very busy Picture Desk and Media Research teams and often rely on the efficiency of suppliers to help us meet deadlines. Alamy consistently achieves an excellent level of reliability, speed and efficiency when supplying images, carrying out searches and answering restriction queries. The Alamy team is a pleasure to deal with.”
Pearson Education, UK
“Alamy's website is quick, efficient and easy for carrying out searches and making lightboxes. The website is backed by a friendly and highly competent team of account handlers who are always most helpful and prompt in their responses, and a pleasure to work with.”
“Alamy is my first port of call when it comes to image searching.
Alamy's flexible hours are great with our particular jobs as we often stay late trying to finish work.
The customer service is great, as I only started at BBH in September (being my first job in the industry) my rep was particularly patient and did her very best to explain certain aspects of Alamy and now we have a good rapport which is very helpful with image searching projects that get thrown my way.”
"We love Alamy here at Ink Publishing as our magazines are so varied and Alamy inevitably will have what we need no matter how obscure. The main thing that keeps our custom though is the one to one relationship we have with our Alamy rep which is so important to distinguish it from the many other libraries"
“Our researchers love Alamy because of the great variety of images. The size and breadth of the collection means we can very often find several images from a list of specs in one place, which saves research time.
Also because of the ease of searching the database and downloading images - time is money, and Alamy makes it quick and easy.
Our management loves Alamy because their great pricing structure allows flexibility, and there are lots of royalty-free images to choose from.
We all love the excellent customer service! We get immediate responses to emails, and invoices come electronically within HOURS of sending out our billing requests.”
Pearson Curriculum Group
"In a busy work environment, I license images for multiple projects. Working with Alamy's team I receive a quick turnaround, from the initial request to receiving the invoice, which keeps my workflow moving efficiently. Thank you! And it's such a pleasure working with my rep, who makes me feel that I have a friend across the ocean."
National Geographic Society
“When it comes to hunting down the vast number of editorially specific images required in our books, Alamy are our 'get out of jail free' card.”
Without them, we would have enormous difficulties illustrating our '1001... Before You Die' series which all require images of diverse subjects from a plethora of locations worldwide. Furthermore, the website is fast and the prices are good - thank you!”
Tristan de Lancey
“We've been using Alamy for almost three years and they've become one of our first ports of call for high quality cover images. The website is fast and extremely comprehensive and the Alamy team is efficient and helpful.”