Alamy shakes it up with Alamy iQ

International stock imagery company Alamy has launched a new service: Alamy iQ. Alamy changed the face of stock imagery when it emerged onto the market in 2000 and brought new ideas to the industry. Building on its reputation for innovation and disruptive market strategies, Alamy iQ is set to redefine the way global organisations buy, use and manage their visual media assets. Alamy iQ offers customised rights and rates and enhanced search features. It will complement or replace existing asset management systems, help speed up decision making and eliminate risk.

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

With Alamy iQ, companies will benefit from customised rights and rates across multiple cost-centres, and the facility to house their own visual assets alongside those they have purchased ? keeping all their images in one secure accessible place. Alamy iQ also enables picture buyers to sell their own collections through the Alamy platform.

James West, Alamy’s CEO, said: The benefits of Alamy iQ are numerous and include instant visibility of images purchased across a whole organisation, discounts on re-use for colleagues in other divisions and options to upload and sell owned assets. 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 also gives photographers what they have been asking for many years, a wider audience for their imagery and more effective tracking of image use and control of rights.

  • Alamy iQ is available immediately. To see how Alamy iQ works in practice watch this short animation.