What we do
To be a clear and representative voice for the United Kingdom image licensing industry.
Who we represent
BAPLA represents image licensors. Founded in 1975, BAPLA is the UK trade association for picture libraries and agencies, now incorporating a broad and diverse membership.
BAPLA members range from the biggest names in the business to smaller, specialist collections. Between them they offer an enormous range of high quality pictures across all subjects, together with price structures and licence types to service all requirements.
The Image Suppliers section of the website is designed to help you find the image supplier - and therefore the images - you need.
BAPLA releases its first Online Copyright Infringement Report
This in-depth report examines the impact of online copyright infringement now and over the past 10 years. It is significant in highlighting the long-held belief that BAPLA members have economically suffered as a consequence of constant copyright infringement on the internet, contributing to the ‘value gap’ in the image industry.
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La fille du régiment by Donizetti, Natalie Dessay as Marie & Juan Diego Florez as Tonio, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 2007 ©Clive Barda / ArenaPAL · Candied Grannies, 2009 (oil on panel) by Mickilowski, Denise (b.1959) ©Courtesy Fischbach Gallery, New York / Bridgeman Images · A local passing by a wall of script, Vietnam ©Jordan Banks/ 4Corners Images · Colourful chairs at a playground ©Alan Burles/Millennium Images, UK · Collection of natural items: bark, string, pinecone ©Loupe Images · Cup coral ©Carlos Villoch / imagequestmarine.com · Parkroyal hotel, an iconic work of tropical green architecture in Singapore ©Finbarr Fallon / Arcaid Images · Control cabin of a space rocket, circa 1950 ©Mary Evans Picture Library · People inside a hot air balloon ©Mark Luscombe-Whyte / www.ewastock.com