The free app that turns your iPhone photos into cash
Use Stockimo to upload your photos and we’ll sell them on Alamy, the world’s largest website for picture buyers, where images sell from $1 to $20,000. Stockimo is the first choice app for creative people who take photos using their mobile phones, want to make money and showcase their work to a global audience.
Alamy already knows how to sell pictures, paying out $140M to photographers since it began, so you’ll be joining an established global marketplace where photos sell.
Shoot what you love and be as creative and adventurous as you like. Submit interesting places and people and of-the-moment photography that documents the world. What you take is up to you!
Uploading is so quick you can turn a spare moment into spare cash.
How it works:
Upload your smartphone photos
Describe each image with a caption and tag key features and concepts to be used as ‘keywords’ to help customers find your photos
Submit and get your photos rated
Photos are rated out of 4, if you get an average score above 2 the photo gets in
If your photos are accepted, they’ll go on sale at Alamy.com and its distribution network
The app will tell you when your photos sell
You’ll get paid your share every month if you’ve made over $10
There’s an early bird offer where you’ll earn 40% commission on every sale, after that it’s 20%.
You keep the copyright, your photos stay on Alamy to sell again and again.
Very simple to use
Upload filtered images, including photos taken with other apps (Instagram, Hipstamatic, Snapseed etc)
Images get rated by photo experts
Build your portfolio and put your creativity to the test
iPhone 4s and above
Minor bug fixes, changes in response to GDPR and compatibility with HEIC photo format.
Ratings and Reviews
The app is fine, not sure about the whole scheme.
Unlike many people here, I don’t seem to have any problems with the app—it does what it’s supposed to. It might be nice if it worked better with multiple photos, and allowed cut and paste of tags. I just wish it was actually integrated with Alamy and my account there. It’d be one thing if they were two separate systems, but the Stockimo images are all there side by side with the regular Alamy ones, being sold the same way, but they might as well be another user’s completely. And the insistence on DSLR photos for Alamy and iPhone photos for Stockimo is weird and kind of pointless (current iPhones take as good or better photos than many older DSLRs)—I find myself trying to remember which camera I used to take some older pics.
Most of my photos have been accepted and in general the ones that haven’t have had legitimate issues—but so have some that have been accepted. The ratings seem a little arbitrary but at least the system isn’t as punitive as Alamy’s. I haven’t made any money yet but honestly haven’t had much uploaded for very long.
Anyway, works fine but not loving the whole set up—I wish they’d just merge it with Alamy.
I’ve been a photographer for Alamy for seven or so years and when they released this app I was very excited at the prospect of adding to and building my stock portfolio quickly as I like shooting with my iPhone. Unfortunately the Alamy and Stockimo systems are completely different and I’ve been disappointed that only certain types of photographs have been accepted through Stockimo. The choosing of images seems to become very random and sometimes I just don't want to have my time wasted. It takes effort to edit, caption, and keyword the images that are highly likely going to be rejected. It also means that I still have to carry around my big DSLR.
This app will only accept photos taken from iPhone 4 or higher. I’m trying to upload one photo a day because when I tried to upload the second photo it failed. I’m glad that my first photo was rated 3.7, so I have now one photo available in the market. Also there’s no option to edit the tags unlike in Alamy.
- Alamy Limited
- 6.2 MB
- Photo & Video
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Korean, Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish
- Age Rating
- Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
- Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- © 2014 Alamy Ltd
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.