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UK images for less

NEW online image library Pure Images has unveiled a cut-price offer to mark its launch.

The stock photography trader – which specialises in pictures depicting the best in UK life – is offering a 50 per cent discount on all images bought before October 1, 2004.

Full details are available online at

The news comes as the company launches a direct marketing campaign to attract image buyers in design houses, newspapers, magazines and in-house art departments.

Founder Scott Davidson said: “We’ve already had a great deal of interest in the business from contributing photographers and the press. Now we’re hoping the creative community – the people who buy stock photography – will turn to us.”

The company, based in Denny, central Scotland, has spent the last six months building up an impressive portfolio of images featuring all aspects of UK life. There’s also travel photography and iconic images from around the world.

“Many online picture agencies feature lots of American shots, which just aren’t suitable for people needing images for UK newspapers, magazines and websites,” said Mr Davidson. “That’s where we can offer an alternative.”

He added: “The site works in a similar way to some of our larger competitors. You can search for images using keywords or categories and buy royalty-free or ‘rights managed’ photography to use in publications, advertising or design. There’s the usual online ‘lightboxes’ to save searches and low-res samples available for people to download.

“And – until October 1 – you can buy images for just 50 per cent of the cost. You simply log in and purchase the images online as normal, adding in the code ‘offer50’ when you confirm your order to get the discount. You’ll then pay half the cost, whether it’s for a royalty-free or rights-managed image.”

The direct marketing campaign is being carried out in-house, with additional support from the firm’s PR advisers – Adrian Mahoney of The PR Store and Linda Bruce of PR Squared.

About Pure Images
Behind Pure Images ( is the internet company Oldhand Media . The firm also runs a consumer photography site – – allowing families to store their own snaps as well as offering web design and e-commerce services to a range of clients.

Pure Images makes it easy for people to purchase images of life in Britain, but that’s not all. The site also offers travel photography, from destinations such as Cuba, France, Greece, India, Russia and the USA. You can also find images of holiday destinations, people on vacation, travelogue photography, images of cities, landmarks and some more unusual images too.

Issued by The PR Store on behalf of Pure Images
For more information, please contact:

  • Adrian Mahoney, The PR Store, telephone: 01506 823714 or 07967 150560
  • Scott Davidson, Pure Images, telephone: 01324 889108