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5 awesome benefits of using stock photography

Images are the perfect addition to any project and can be used for a whole range of reasons, and stock photography makes it easier than ever for you to buy the images you need. We’ve picked out just five of the benefits of using stock images…

  1. Lots of choice available

No matter what image you’re looking for, using a stock photo agency like Alamy means you have access to a huge range of images. All the content is stored in one place, so whether you’re looking for one image or a variety of stock photography, the search bar and filters make it easy for to you browse the content until you find the perfect image. For some handy search tips, take a look at our blog post.

With over 80,000 images added to Alamy every day, there’s always something new to discover, so start your image search now!

  1. Make sure you have the right license to use the image

Buying stock photography is a great way of making sure you have the right permissions to use the image in the way you want to. Alamy’s popular pricing packages make it easy to select the right license for your image use. If you have a more specific usage in mind, a rights-managed license lets you select all the usage details you need so you know you’re covered for your exact usage.

Check out our great blog to learn more about licensing images with Alamy.

  1. Save time – find all the images you need in one place and download them instantly

Stock images are a quick and easy option if you need an image right away and don’t have time to commission a photographer. It’s a fast and simple process to buy an image, and the great thing about buying an image digitally is that you can download it straight after you buy it, meaning it’s ready to use as soon as you’ve paid.

What’s even better, with Alamy there’s no need to register before you buy. Simply visit the website, find your image and check out as a guest!

  1. High quality images at your fingertips

All images added to Alamy go through technical checks to make sure the quality of the images meet the high standards of our customers. This means there’s plenty of high-resolution imagery at your fingertips, so you’ll never be short of high quality images. You can also use our file sizes filter to make sure the images you see deliver what you need.

  1. Test the image before you buy

With Alamy you can download an image to see if it works in your project before you commit to buying it. This will save you both time and money, as you can sample a number of images to see how they work in your project and only pay for the image that works best – perfect.

With over 150,000 contributors and 675 agencies from 173 countries, we’re committed to ensuring that you can find the perfect image whether it’s local or international. And with 150,000 images added everyday, many of them exclusive to the Alamy library, you’re bound to see something new. Our unedited library offers you the most diverse collection, brimming with high quality, unique, authentic imagery. With Alamy, you can always see more.