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Ultimago – Free photos for users, free marketing for photographers


ultimago-logoStock photography just took a turn with the launch of Ultimago a partnership project with Fine Art Print and Panthermedia this week. Ultimago is offering free stock photos with royalty free licenses and an opportunity for stock photographers to brand themselves in this unique stock photography model.

Ultimago with their partners launched this new website to help both buyers and contributors. The model is different, and offers new licensing that other stock photo websites are not yet able to offer. It all comes down to making the right community with the right agreements and Ultimago has done just that.


How Ultimago works

Ultimago is a new platform that gives away photos for private and limited commercial use for free. Contributors agree to amendments in licensing when they upload their photos while gaining a profit sharing position. The site will be active and ready for consumers once 100,000 photos have been uploaded so keep an eye on the site! Currently they receive up to 10.000 new photos per week. No long waiting until the site launch.

This community model is new and will benefit both users and buyers. The licensing terms are easy to understand and enables use privately, commercially and on social media platforms, an option that other stock photo agencies have not been able to offer.

Membership has its privileges at Ultimago

Ultimago Memberships

To be able to download free images for limited commercial and private use, registration is required (fair). If you wish to have more benefits like social media use, more image downloads per day, merchandise licensing options, unlimited use for print runs and more, membership can be obtained on a fee for service basis.

100,000 photos is all it takes to get Ultimago up and running for stock photo users

Ultimago will launch its service to stock photo users once it hits 100,000 photo uploads from contributors. This free photo service is a great way to get non-producing photos, unused photos, or real time photos uploaded to a stock photography platform. Each photo is reviewed by a team of photographers to ensure quality and relevance, but don't let that stop you from trying out this profit sharing community.

Notice to stock photographers! This is a great opportunity to make some money and brand yourself

If you are a stock photographer looking for another venue to highlight your stock photos this is the platform for you! The benefits are more than just handing over free photos for distribution. Here are the many benefits both from a marketing and financial perspective that Ultimago will bring to the table:

  1. Profit sharing for your contributed photos. Free photos for consumers will reap profits for you. Ultimago is committed to sharing their profits from revenue sources with their contributing photographers. This is a big bonus and worth the investment.
  2. Each free photo requires an embedded link to your porfolio which increases awareness of your personal brand and drives people to you.
  3. Put a second life into your discarded photos, old photos or new inventory. Your photos are better than you think and our reveiwers will let you know.
  4. Use the Ultimago platform to cross sell. Ulitmago is not in direct competition with other stock photo agencies. Their model is unique and offers a new venue to gain financially and also increase your profile.

Check out Ultimago today and register for your free account. If you want to learn more about the partnering companies Panthermedia, read our review and Fine Art Print to see if this new model has what it takes to assist you in your photo needs.


About the author

I am a publisher and entrepreneur in the stock imagery field. I focus in providing knowledge and solutions for buyers, contributors and agencies, aiming at contributing to the growth and development of the industry. I am the founder and editor of Stock Photo Press, one of the largest networks of online magazines in the industry. I am the founder of Microstock Expo, the only conference dedicated to the microstock segment. I created several software solutions in stock photography, like the PixelRockstar WordPress Plugin. Plus I am a recurrent speaker at Photokina Official Stage, and an industry consultant at StockPhotoInsight. I am passionate about technology, marketing and visual imagery.