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Robert Harding World Imagery – Stock Imagery Provider

Posted on 08 March 2013 by admin

Searching the Robert Harding World Imagery database of pics and videos always yields beautiful results. All of the still results are photographs – not illustrations, sketches, vector images, etc. Plus, all of the photos have high-def options. The standard image resolution is 300dpi at an A3 size (that’s 16.5 x 11.7 inches for us Americans). Some of the photos are offered with rights-managed licenses and others are available as royalty free images. Robert Harding World Imagery also has short video clips that you can purchase for a wide range of business purposes.

Almost all of the photos are travel related which makes Robert Harding World Imagery a great provider for pictures of places, people, landscapes, plants, animals, modes of transportation, and artifacts.

Robert Harding World ImageryQuick Details

Selection: Large
Quality: High
Pricing: Medium – High
File Formats: .jpg
Stock Image Type: RM, RF

Contact Info

URL: http://www.robertharding.com/
Berkshire House
Queen Street
Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 1NF
United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (0) 20 7478 4000
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7478 4161
Email: info@robertharding.com

At the Robert Harding World Imagery web site, you can search by gallery, keyword, stills or video, rights managed or royalty free, size, or by release status. When I searched for specific photos, it was relatively easy to locate the right gallery and keyword, and relevant photos were also easily found. However, the amount of matching photos were limited depending on how specific your keywords are. For a search using the keyword “beach”, my search pulled up 60,000+ matching results whereas a search using the keyword “kansas city” only pulled up 117 matching results. Even though 117 results seemed like a small amount, I was impressed with the accuracy, quality, and uniqueness of the photos in the result group.

Another fun feature on the Robert Harding World Imagery site is the ability to send an ecard to your friends and family using their beautiful pictures. And, this ecard service is FREE to use! Here is a snapshot of a quick message I typed up for my friend using one of the penguin pictures on the site:

On social media, Robert Harding World Imagery has a Facebook page and a Twitter account where they post updates about new photo galleries and additions to their website.

Robert Harding also operates a complementary website called World In Print where you can purchase products like prints, coffee mugs, mouse pads, etc with your choice of select photographs found on the site.

I suspect that Robert Harding stock imagery is not feasible for all businesses to use because their photos are a bit more pricey than other stock imagery sites. For example, a photo for your website may cost you $100 and up, and there are some stock imagery sites where you can get a high-def photo for less than $10. But, Robert Harding World Imagery offers professional photos that are not available on any other web site. So, if you are looking for a beautiful option that is not replicated across all of the standard imagery websites, then options at this site may be the right for you.

Our Search Testing Results:

Our search for business returned 12125 images
The relevance of the results was high with about 8 out of every 10 images matching what I would expect when searching for a photo pertaining to the keyword “business”. The results had photos of all sorts of businesses, buildings, workers, and scenarios.

Our search for business woman returned 1274 images
The relevance of the results was high with about 9 out of every 10 images being exactly what I would expect when searching for a photo pertaining to the keyword “business woman”. Also, the results has a good variance of ethnicities, locations, types of businesses, and types of workers.

Our search for meeting returned 1199 images
The relevance of the results was low with about 1 out of every 10 images were what I would want when searching for a photo pertaining to the keyword “meeting”.

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