The Alamy Photo Collection app for the iPad is a nice, free, showcase of some stunningly good photography. Alamy is a stock photo agency, so all the images in the app are copyright protected and for viewing only – I’m feeling a little dicy about using some in this post, but I wanted to share just a couple that caught my eye while giving the app a quick look today.
Here’s some of the app’s description, via its App Store page:
Stunning pictures updated daily from the world’s largest independent stock photo agency featuring images from Alamy’s international network of photographers, specialist collections, and national archives.
Brought to you by the team whose revolutionary business model connects thousands of designers, marketing departments, news desks, and publishers with some the best professional and amateur photographers around.
The Alamy Photo Collection app for iPad showcases imagery from a company that dares to do things differently. See www.alamy.com/aboutalamy.asp
for more information.
• High res, full screen, photos
• Updated weekdays
• Simple and intuitive interface
Alamy do seem to be a stock agency with a rather different and positive approach – rewarding their contributors generously and donating a substantial share of their profits to medical research.
Just as a small side-note, I used to hang out in Brighton (went to Uni near there) – where the amazing pier collapsing photo above was taken.
You can find Alamy Photo Collection in the App Store now, and it is a free app.