It's all about images

We are image researchers, image buyers, consultants for image rights, experts for licensing and asset management. And we get our customers in shape for the professional handling of images – with our Bildbeschaffer seminars.

In short: we are Bildbeschaffer with the full panoply.

We've been working with images and copyrights since the last millennium. Back then with data storage devices and printed picture catalogues. In almost two decades we grew up, made countless experiences, gained knowledge, met people.

Our motto: We keep you
free for other things

In touch

Based in the Hamburg quarter Karolinenviertel we are networked with photographers and agencies around the world, which enables us to find an answer to any question you might have. Trust us!

We offer our services including publishing Whitepapers, Checklists and our monthly magazine to our clients in the German speaking region.

We talk about what we do


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We do the shopping

Do you need images? Footage? We are your external purchase department. We do the licensing on behalf of our customers. Do you supply images or other types of content? Let´s talk!

Our network reaches from Helsinki to Cape Town, from Hong Kong to Seattle. We know people with great pictures everywhere: agencies, photographers, communities and many other sources. We search and find for you, no matter in which dimension, no matter what objective. We know any license model on the market, we know what's important. You can rely on us.

No license is unknown, no source too far



We'll find what you need to stage your brand: images, videos, graphics. We do not make a difference between small takes or large productions, between royalty-free or rights managed.

We do not distinguish even between worldwide archives and your own data base.

We know where to find your images.


Need a brief?

Need a photographer?

We do stock, but throughout our lives as Bildbeschaffer, we have worked together with many excellent photographers, agents, studios... Just let us know and we will be happy to recommend your perfect match.


Please let us know!



Image handling basics

Which license do I use to be safe? How can I protect myself from legal pitfalls? How does the briefing needs to be done in order to help my photographers deliver what I really want? How do I file sensibly, in order to easily find my images again?

The list of possible questions is long, but we will find a solution for you. Promised! Just give us a call!

You have an idea but you feel uneasy about realising it? Get a second opinion. Ask us. For a standard fee of EUR 50,- we will discuss the pros and cons with you.

Just send us all relevant images / URLs / background info to - and we call you back.

A second opinion

Roadmap to a smooth and efficient workflow

How do you coordinate your image purchasing procedure within a large enterprise with multiple locations? What is the best way to negotiate agreements with the leading image suppliers? How can you increase the awareness for correct licensing with your team? How do you avoid costly infringements when buying images?

Tell us where your problem lies. We will share our experience and will help you to make live easier for you and your team..




Asset Management

Do you know where your images are?

Your images are much too precious to disappear into dark archives. We advise you how to make finding them easier – exactly when you need them. Or we perform an archive check to verify that all images have the correct licenses.

An easy question, a tough answer. Let us have a look. Please fill out the form, so we know what you really want and need. We will get back to you.

How much is a DAM?



We teach you how to

After all these years in the industry we have accumulated so much experience that nothing seems strange to us. We are happy to pass on this knowledge. Because, unlike us, you might have other tasks on your hand and no time to deal with the pitfalls and peculiarities of image management.

Our open seminars are in German, but if you would prefer a training in English, do let us know and we will make it happen.


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Crash-Kurs rund ums Bild

Crash-Kurs rund ums Bild

Monday, 04.11.2019

Zwei Tage in unserem Büro. Viel Wissen, aber noch mehr Feingefühl. In kleiner Runde, damit Sie Ihre Themen, Fragen, Unsicherheiten klären. Nächster Termin: 9. & 10. Dezember. Kommen Sie!


Webinar zu Metadaten

Webinar zu Metadaten

Monday, 04.11.2019

Es wird immer wichtiger, Bilder nicht nur korrekt zu lizenzieren, sondern ihnen auch entsprechende Nutzungshinweise mitzugeben. Wie? Das zeigen wir in diesem halbstündigen Webinar mit anschließender Diskussions- und Fragerunde. Termin: 17. Dezember 2019, 11 Uhr. Seien Sie dabei!


Bildbeschaffer zur UPDATE

Bildbeschaffer zur UPDATE

Monday, 04.11.2019

Berlin, 15. November: Die UPDATE ruft Artbuyerinnen und Artbuyer ins Titanic Hotel. Und zum ersten Mal auch uns! Finden Sie uns!


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You never walk alone

Corporates, Agencies, Media, Image Libraries, Organisations - 11 years on the market have shown, longterm relationships work out well. Have a look