From categories ranging from people, nature, objects and nature to the very civilization of Islam today with its unique cultural practices, Salam Stock has nailed every inch.
It has not only enabled the rest of the world to see the Muslim world differently, but also eased the process for those who were trying to counter the stereotypical image of Muslims.
With over 60 contributors of photos and other files, one only has to ask what a place this earth would be if even a million people out of a billion started licensing their work for free use.
Now anyone who has something to say can say it with style; he doesn't have to worry about his work being labeled for copyright infringement. There are no charges for using the content from this site.
However, you can have the gold for free, but the diamond always comes at a price. And therefore, Salam Stock has kept a stock of featured or premium images that only the enthusiasts and the professionals may use and so must pay a certain price for access.
Most of the images used in newspapers, magazines and other publications are in fact stock photos licensed to them by different media agencies.
Certainly the growth of such web startups like Salam Stock will deal a lethal blow to these agencies who make it unduly hard and expensive to make the world know what it should be knowing.
With intermediaries gone, the supply of quality media content to the end consumer will become increasingly streamlined in the future years to come. The only question is; how will these intermediaries react?