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Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions

The contributor contract / signing up

Q. Who owns the copyright to my stock images on Alamy?
A. You do! We don’t own any of the images on our site or hold any copyright, it always belongs to you as the photographer. We just license the images for you.

Q. If I sell my images through Alamy what commission split do I get?
A. You’ll get 50% on all direct sales for images that are exclusive to Alamy. You get 40% on all direct sales for images that are not Exclusive to Alamy. The commission for some of our additional revenue options is different. If you’re a student photographer you can get 100% commission – visit our student page to find out more.

Q. If I sign up to Alamy how long does the contract tie me in for?
A. We don’t tie you into a long term contract. If you want to leave, you just need to give us 45 days’ notice by email.

Q. If I sell my images on Alamy, can I sell them in other places too? Is Alamy exclusive?
A. We’re non-exclusive so that means there are no restrictions and you can submit to other stock photo sites. If you do choose to submit to another agency, just make sure they’re non-exclusive too.