You need to register to sell images with alpineSTOCK.com. Your membership as a photographer is free, of unlimited time and may be cancelled anytime. After your registration you can start uploading images immediately. Each and every uploaded image will be thoroughly checked by our image editors. Photographers will usually be informed about approval of their images by email. Approved images are ready to be sold instantly.
Our current commission is 35%. In other words, you are paid out 65% of the realized price of each sale of one of your images. Invoicing and outpayment will be on a monthly basis. You have permanent access to your sales and earning list.
Your images have to
- meet our special alpine subject
- look natural (no artsy appearance or over-processing)
- be optically and technically flawless (sharp, blur-free, noise-free, no lens-reflections etc.)
- be free of sensor dust speckles
- be free of any lettering, inscription, marking, numbering, watermarking and framing
Your images have to
- measure 3000 x 2000 pixels in minimum
- be sized between 3MB und 20MB
- be delivered as JPG with maximum compression of 80%
Ideally, you are able to deliver a TIFF version on demand.
You have to be the creator of any image you upload. It is absolutely prohibited to sell other person's images under your name. You have to be 18 years old in minimum, otherwise a written and signed permisson by your legal representative has to be submitted. Of course, your images must not infringe any rights of third parties and they have to comply fully with the law.
You may set the desired licensing model anytime. Be thoughtful in choosing the right images for rights managed licensing. Consider only the very best images to be sold rights managed.
Only select the rights managed option for images with a high selling potential. Very excellent images with outstanding compositions, high historic value and very rare subjects sell well rights managed. Withstand the temptation to over-use this option by assigning the majority of images to this license model. Better check carefully and use the chance to increase your sales by offering reasonable royalty free licensing.
Each and every image must contain individual keywords, a unique title and a description (meta-data). It is best practice to set all meta-data already locally on your computer. Our software will read this meta-data automatically during the upload. However, you may choose to first upload your images to alpineSTOCK.com and set meta-data later on, using the online image management of your account.
We provide FTP upload for photographers with a fair amount of (good) images on request.
The photographer's name is displayed publicly by default. You have the option to set a nickname, to be set in your profile settings. This nickname will be displayed instead of your real name then. However, for professionality reasons it is recommended to refrain from using a nickname. If you have to use a nickname for good reasons, it should be as serious as possible.
Only such rights are transferred to alpineSTOCK.com by uploading your images which are necessary to market your images. The transfer of rights ends in case you cancel your membership.
There is no obligation for exclusivity. You are free to market and sell your images anytime elsewhere. This goes for your own website as well as for other agencies. In any case, carefully check the terms and conditions of other agencies or selling channels before doing so. It is very important to keep the pricing consistent throughout your portfolio. Be sure to avoid totally different pricing for the same image with different agencies.
The complete image catalog of alpineSTOCK.com is available at our own website. Additionally we use professional image networks like Picturemaxx, where a restricted group of media buyers can purchase our images. In any case, the images are sold by alpineSTOCk.com.
You may delete your images anytime from alpineSTOCK.com.