Alamy introduces 360° spherical imagery to their library
Alamy press release – 5 November, 2018.
Alamy and 360cities announce distribution partnership to introduce 360° spherical imagery to a new audience
Leading stock image supplier Alamy.com and virtual reality publishing platform 360Cities.net announce distribution partnership to introduce 360° images to a worldwide customer base.
Alamy.com and 360Cities.net announced today that 360Cities’ collection of thousands of stunning, immersive 360° spherical images will now be available to Alamy customers through Alamy’s online worldwide marketplace.
The 360Cities database will launch on Alamy.com on 5 November 2018 with an initial collection of approximately 150K images, to be supplemented with a regular stream of new content.
“For Alamy, adding 360Cities to our list of many content partners today marks the launch of our support for and commitment to offering immersive image content to our customers around the world.
Demand for this image format is growing across many categories including advertising, education, and entertainment, and by partnering with the largest curated and commercially licensable collection of this type of content online, we are able immediately to present a large and diverse content set to our markets.”
Alan Capel, Director of Community at Alamy.
The 360Cities collection includes stunning views and famous landmarks from 360Cities’ worldwide community of thousands of photographers who publish 360° using the 360Cities platform.
360Cities contributors will now be able to benefit from exposure for their work to a much larger audience and better chance of monetising their images.
“360Cities has been the publishing platform of choice for serious VR photographers, both pros and keen amateurs, since its founding in 2007”, said 360Cities Commercial Director Steve Hercher.
“By focusing on quality over quantity over the life of our project we’ve amassed a unique library of often amazing high-res 360° spherical photos from virtually every spot on the globe.
We welcome this chance to widen our reach and generate more royalties for more of our contributors via Alamy’s respected place in the market,” he said.
At Alamy, we love visuals. They hold memories, tell compelling stories and connect brands to their audience. And with over 100, 000 new images a day sourced from around the world, we’ll have the perfect image for you, whatever your needs.
Along with our incredible imagery we offer excellent customer service, flexible pricing and a smooth online experience making it quick and easy to find what you’re looking for.
But that’s not all. We’re also proud of doing things differently by giving back.
We pay our photographers fairly with one of the highest commission splits in the industry and since 2007, we’ve donated over $6 million to honest causes that enrich the world around us.
About 360 Cities
360cities.net is the largest collection of stunning, high-resolution, interactive panoramic photos and videos created by a network of thousands of the finest panorama photographers and videographers from around the world.
360Cities is the leader in 360° / VR media for education, publishing, advertising & film, and mobile app & game development. 360Cities has been curating and licensing high-quality, fully 360° interactive panoramic photos and videos for over 10 years and have rewarded thousands of passionate VR photographers and videographers with royalties on their work.