Alamy Offers Customers More Control With Alamy IQ

Posted on 11/15/2012 by Jim Pickerell | Printable Version | Comments (0)

Alamy has launched Alamy iQ, a service designed to help customers better manage all the visual assets they own or have licensed rights to use. Alamy iQ will be particularly beneficial to global organizations that have people sourcing visual assets from many locations for a variety of uses. It will complement or replace existing asset management systems, help speed decision making and eliminate risk.

Alamy developed the service following consultation with creatives and picture buyers from large organizations and has tested the service with over 200 international corporations, 30 magazine companies and 100 design agencies Alamy is now making the service available to all customers.

Among the benefits Alamy IQ offers are:
    1 - Customized rights and rates across multiple cost-centers,

    2 - Enhanced search features,
    3 –The ability for a company to house its own visual assets alongside those they have purchased – keeping all their images in one secure, accessible place,
    4 - When searching for images it is possible to immediately determine if the image has been used by anyone else in the company and for what purpose,
    5 - Re-use discounts for colleagues in other divisions,
    6 - Picture buyers may license rights to their own collections through the Alamy platform.
James West, Alamy’s CEO, said:  " We are providing all this without the need for customers to write a single line of code or carry out any installation or integration. And what’s more, it’s free. We see Alamy iQ as the first step on the journey to resolving the wider challenges in the industry and in positioning Alamy as the go-to site for all professional image needs.”

Alamy iQ will also provide photographers with a wider audience for their imagery and more effective tracking of image use and control of rights.

For more about how Alamy iQ works in practice watch this short animation.

Copyright © 2012 Jim Pickerell. The above article may not be copied, reproduced, excerpted or distributed in any manner without written permission from the author. All requests should be submitted to Selling Stock at 10319 Westlake Drive, Suite 162, Bethesda, MD 20817, phone 301-461-7627, e-mail: wvz@fpcubgbf.pbz

Jim Pickerell is founder of, an online newsletter that publishes daily. He is also available for personal telephone consultations on pricing and other matters related to stock photography. He occasionally acts as an expert witness on matters related to stock photography. For his current curriculum vitae go to:  


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