Buying Images

Digital Images

If an image has already been scanned you will see it displayed as a thumbnail in the search results and, in a larger size, on the details page that appears if you click either the thumbnail or the Cat#.

If the image has not been scanned, you can request a scan from the details page by clicking the Request Preview button.

When we scan an image (there is a scanning charge of £0.30, by the way) it is normally to our standard 3000×1930 pixel format. This is adequate for a 10 inch wide photo quality print. Once scanned it may be purchased in either the original scan size or reduced to the classic 5½”×3½” collector’s size. The collector’s size is designed to be printed on 6×4 inch photo paper and has the subject information added to the bottom white margin.

We also offer the option of a smaller, low cost, 475 pixel wide image designed for web and computer use. Please see our license agreement for details.

Scanning is normally only done during working hours so please be patient.

The Shopping Basket

You may order anything that is shown under the “Order This Image” heading. Just select the size of photo or digital that you want and click the “Add to Basket” button.

Other sizes are available however, please contact us for more details.

Buying a Digital Image

If you have a broadband connection and a PayPal account set up to make instant payments (instant payment notification = IPN), then buying an image is normally a fairly quick process. If you use a credit or debit card with PayPal there will be several days delay whilst PayPal process the transaction and we may make an extra charge if PayPal charge extra for processing your payment.

Once the payment has been received you will be sent an e-mail containing a link (URL) to your image. With PayPal IPN it should only take a couple of minutes for the e-mail to arrive, depending on your type of connection (broadband or dial-up) and your service provider. Should it fail to arrive within 30 minutes please check your “SPAM” filter before contacting us.

When you receive your e-mail, simply click on the link(s) and your image(s) will download to your machine. Again, the time taken to download will depend on your type of connection. Do not switch your machine off or disconnect from the internet until all your images have been downloaded or you will have to download them again.

Important notes:

  • The e-mail containing your links will be sent to the e-mail address that you use for PayPal. Please make sure it will receive eMails from other sources.
  • The link to your digital images will remain live for only 72 hours from the time your payment is received. Please ensure that you download your images before the link expires.
  • After downloading you must ensure that you save your image – if you don’t you will loose it! Also, whilst it seem obvious, if you don’t have a regular place to save images make a note of where they have been saved by your system.

Mail Order Photos

These are produced professionally. Please allow up to 10 working days for delivery (slightly more to overseas addresses).
Mail Order photos can be purchased using PayPal or personal UK cheque or UK Postal Order. For payment via UK cheque or UK Postal Order you will need to print out the MAIL ORDER FORM

eBay sales

We do not allow our photos to be sold on eBay buy other parties as such sales undermine our revenue.

If you experience any problems, or have any questions, please contact us.