Become a Colaimages.com's contributor!
Here is how you can stock your old photographs.
How to contribute to enrich the online vintage imagebank at Colaimages.com.
There are two ways to contribute to Colaimages.com online archive:
1. As a contributor, providing a small number of images
2. As a partner, providing at least 1,000 images
Be sure to be a Colaimages.com member before submitting your photos. Join us now.
To be accepted to be published in Colaimages.com vintage online photographic archive, an old photograph must fulfill 6 requirements:
1. Be clear and in focus;
2. Document an historical event, portray celebrities, artists, fashion, trends, means of transportation, working activity, or communicate the spirit of its time in a peculiar way. These requirements are less strict for photographs printed between 1900 and 1930 included;
3. The date of the original photographic print must be between 1900 and 1980 included;
4. No material that under applicable law is considered pornographic, obscene, immoral, infringing, defamatory or libelous in nature, or that would be reasonably likely to bring any person or property reflected in the photograph into disrepute;
5. The original JPG file you provide must have a size of at least 1500 pxl and a resolution of 300 dpi;
6. You are the owner of the original photographic print.
Colaimages.com suggests you to browse its online vintage archive before submitting your photos, in order to get an idea about what kind of old photographs it likes to stock. The photos contained in Colaimages.com image bank have been chosen among many. Not every old photograph can qualify to be part of the vintage archive. An old photo can easily be just a snapshot, without respect for the rules of photographic composition. Or it may simply represent something irrelevant or useless. Colaimages.com wants powerful images that are useful to its customers.
The value added by any photograph is in the visual recording of a real time and space, exactly as it was: evidence. Looking at old photographs helps us to discover the past through fragments of real lives.
A photographic image of the past can be useful to add visual content to textual description in many different fields.
It may help historians in iconographic research;
It may be used to illustrate advertising;
It may serve an informative/editorial article or presentation project;
It may be used as a book cover page.
The typical customer of Colaimages.com vintage photo archive falls in the category of web designer, graphics, advertiser, researcher, blogger, editor, author, and journalist.
Put yourself in their shoes. What characteristics would you look for, or expect from a vintage photograph?
Colaimages.com wants to offer its customers a high quality archive of vintage stock photographs. A search in the archive should give hundreds of the best images; not millions of dull images, but rather a consistent number of high quality images from which you can easily find the one image you need. Colaimages.com tries to bridge the gap between old anagogic photography and present needs of stock photography clients. Apart from exceptional studio portraits and city landscapes, Colaimages.com wants to see in its photos people doing something, using technology, driving old fashionable motorbikes, playing "beach lions": Photographs that can communicate concepts and moods. Advertisement clients look for stunning photographs.
Date and conditions of conservation of the photograph are also important in order to qualify for the vintage online archive. Photographic prints from 1900 to 1930 are rarer than photos from the 1950s to the 1970s. Be sure to provide all the information you have about the photo you are providing.
Avoid repetitions. To be considered a series, photos must be taken from different points of views, or include different people. Think before you submit. If for instance you have 100 old photographs, start to choose the most interesting 5 and submit them to us.
Colaimages.com will give you some feedback, and help you choose the right photos to stock. Scan your photos with a photographic scanner at the highest possible resolution. If you are not familiar with photo-retouching, we suggest using only images in good conditions, paying due attention to the cleaning of the scanner's glass. Save and archive a copy of the scanned image according to the indications given below.
If your old photo is accepted for online publication, you will be asked to provide the high resolution file, and to fill in a form providing information about the photograph (date, place, author, title, subject, keywords, etc).
Afterwards your photo will appear in Colaimages.com image databank.
If your old photo is licensed to third parties, you will receive a royalty of 50% of the contribution paid by the client to Colaimages.com to license your photo. Your royalties are payable the first working day of each month via Paypal once your account has a credit of at least 100 Euros, through the submission of an email with a payment request.
- RGB color space
- JPG file extension
- 1500 pxl max size
- 72 ppi resolution
You will receive an email that acknowledges the reception of your photo. Colaimages.com will soon look at your image and will send an email with comments. Thank you for sending your photo.
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