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Can my collection of Alamy Images be sold


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I am getting to point in life that I am considering stepping back

What can I do with my Alamy collection of some 12000 images

My sales are good each month. Can it be sold

Anyone has any suggestions


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Business advisor hat on:  Yes, your image collection can be sold.  Effectively, it's a small business.  You'd need to legally assign copyright to the purchaser and agree a price - probably 2-3 x current annual earnings.  You'd lose all rights to your photos and could be penalised for tax on the lump sum.  And, of course, you'd have to find a buyer - and that might be the hardest part.


Best advice.  Do nothing.  They're going to generate income on an ongoing basis.  With no new content it will decline over the years - but it's still income.  You've done the hard work, why not enjoy the benefits.

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  • 4 weeks later...

hi, all easily done.


i've come into alamy after being the buyer of a collection of images myself!

70s-early 2000s images on film mainly, so im doing the hard work digitising etc.


an interesting topic, as im sure a few people would feel the same "wanting to step back"

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