Basic Facts and FAQ
We are a company based in Indonesia with fully staff office and legal status, named “PT Alcibbum”. Client satisfaction is our priority, that’s why we are still exist since 2004 in a competitive photography industry.
Office hour is from 09.30 AM – 05.00 PM WIB, GMT/Pacific Time +7
Our services are on this page.
Can we buy photo directly from this website, or shoud we contact you first?
Yes, you can buy photo directly from this website. Please use our e-commerce facility which is secure and simple and will make the file downloadable instantly after the payment process completed (using credit card or Paypal). If you prefer traditional payment method, you would need to contact us. Here is the page about how to buy photo from us: How to Buy and Steps on Buying Photos (bank info is in the about page).
Currently we have thousands of image which is growing steadily. We strive to make them all online. However, you can always inquire the images you are looking for by contacting us if you can't find one using the search facility.
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Please feel free to contact us. We probably have it in our library, but not yet upload it.
At this time, JPEG with 4,400 pixel at the longest side, 300 ppi is the default file type if you buy online, due to internet infrastructure that prohibit us from uploading TIFF for thousands of images.
Yes. Base from our experience in the past 8 years, this spec is adequate for printing double-spread image for most magazine size.
Sure, for those of you who want the highest possible quality, just contact us. We will make available for you to download it, including other than default size. In fact, we store our images off-line as DNG RAW format. However, client will be billed for delivery by CD/DVD.
We always shoot at the highest quality possible from our equipment (in the case of photo, it is "RAW" format).
Stock photo means, we shoot it first, stock it and then license it to anyone interested and need it. Other terms that has the same meaning is “image library”, or “image bank”.
At this time we focus on Indonesia in terms of geography, making us as one of the principal source of Indonesian imagery. Possibly we'll include other countries in the future, nonetheless Indonesia will remain our focus.
Are you available for assignment abroad?Yes we are.
We use the term “license” because the copyright is still in the photographer. In general, every photo is protected under the intelectual property rights, so the photographer owns the copyright and give the right (not the photo) to someone, so she/he can use the photo, often times with specific usage and time-frame. That’s called a “Rights-Managed”.
First, imagine what happened when the images you license/use, also used everywhere? Maybe in Facebook, Flickr, CDs clip art, or even worse, used by your competitor’s product! That’s what possibly happened when you use RF scheme. Because its cheap and has no limitation as to who, what, where and when the images used, everybody can end up with the same images. Cheap up front, but may cost you more in the mid or long-term. RM protect you from that.
You can do it by licensing image exclusively. In exclusive agreement, we will not license the image to others, depends on the agreement between you and us. So, just you who has the right to use the image.
It's the royalty free scheme...we don't do that. Our philosophy is to bring mutual benefit for each party in this business, not for the company and the client only, but also for the photographers (with RF, photographer will only get a fraction of dollar, because that’s what the buyer pay). Beside, it's usually under subscription base where you must pay several hundreds dollar to be able to enjoy the low price. It is common that buyers only need specific image. With us, you pay for what you need. And our price is fair and affordable.
Yes, certainly. Quality always comes first, both in terms of product as well as service to client. And speaking about product, many of our images are fresh and unique. We also have ability to respond not only in timely manner but also in customizations, potentially making us your reliable source for image and photography service. In short, we provide "value" for client.
Low-res or low resolution image defined as image with resolution of 72 ppi. This is the norm in the industry.
Hi-res defined as image with resolution of 240-300 ppi.
We have a strong portfolio, from great vistas and sweeping landscape, to small creatures, from mountain and lakes, to indigenous people and culture, from ikat weaving in remote villages to modern Indonesia and corporate shoots. It means we shoot travel photography, corporate, commercials, editorial. What we DON’T do is beauty photography and the likes. You can look our portflio page
No problem. Your bank will always convert it to your default currency at the rate when the transaction take place.
It means AT THE MOMENT, the file you want to buy/download has not enough resolution for the product you choose. For example, you want to license “Hi-res Image (Magazine Inside)”, but the available online files has resolution below that. As a result the system protects you from getting a file below requirement. Often times we need to upload images in rush, that’s why we upload the small ones. Then gradually we will replace them. Just contact us, we will prepare suitable image for you.
If you purchase a print, you have the right for the print. It means you can use it to your own liking (hang it on the wall, in your office, etc), sell the print, but you can't repro it, scan it because the copyright remains to the photographer.
No, we believe you have varying preference and needs of frame (color, shape, etc) according to your interior design etc. Again, just contact us, maybe we can help finding one for you.
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We try hard to utilize the latest technology in photography, computer/peripherals, server, etc. These will contribute positively to client’s satisfaction.
We are open for pro bono work, in the field of environment such as global warming, protecting marine life and the likes.