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How to sell images on Alamy

How to sell images on Alamy

How do I get my images for sale on Alamy?

It’s simple and you can get your images up for sale in less than 24 hours.

  1. If you haven’t already, sign up as an Alamy contributor, it only takes a couple of minutes
  2. Check you understand how to prepare your images for Alamy
  3. Choose how you want to send your images to us – online upload or FTP
  4. Once your images are uploaded, our Quality Control (QC) team will check them
  5. When they pass, they’ll be ready for you to add captions and tags (also known as keywords) in your account
  6. Once you’ve finished adding your tags, your images will be on sale the next day

Explore the other sections to find out more details about each of these steps.



My Alamy

Once you’ve registered, you’ll have an account called My Alamy. Here you can:

  • Upload your images
  • See the progress of your image submissions
  • Add captions, tags and other details
  • Track your sales

For more help on My Alamy, see our FAQs about getting your images on sale. If you can’t find your answer then you can ask fellow knowledgeable photographers over on the Alamy Forum.

Picture agencies, archives and collections

As well as individual photographers, we also sell the images of over 600 other picture agencies. Alamy has the largest collection of picture agencies on one site, which helps to make us a brilliant resource for picture buyers.