Use Getty Stock Photos for Free

Getty Images, the world’s largest photo agency, has made 35 million of its photos free to use, in an effort to combat piracy.

Getty’s new Embedded Viewer tool will let Internet users search for and share Getty photos on websites, blogs, and social media.

Getty Images is leading the way in creating a more visual world. Our new embed feature makes it easy, legal and free for anybody to share our images on websites, blogs and social media platforms. (Getty Images)

Follow these simple steps:

  1. Click an image’s embed icon (</>) from the search results or image detail page.
  2. In the embed window, copy the embed code.
  3. Paste the HTML code you copied into the source code of a website or blog where you want this image to appear.
  4. Publish and share!

Embeds from Twitter and YouTube are already a crucial part of the modern web, but they’ve also enabled a more advanced kind of link rot, as deleted tweets and videos leave holes in old blog posts. If the new embeds take off then they could extend that threat to images as well, so please be aware of the risks.

Two great alternative options, when looking for creative works for your blog or website, are using a Creative Commons search to find images, or Wikimedia Commons search for images, sounds & videos.


Phil Vincent

Phil’s focus is to work across Faculties to support the implementation of the Academic Strategy, and in particular contribute to the effective development and implementation of technology enhanced learning.

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