Getty make millions of images free to use

Posted on March 5th, 2014 by Mr Carter

A Getty Image Yesterday.

Getty Images, the world’s largest photo agency, has made library of 35 million images free to use. If you visit the Getty Images website you’ll find millions of images are now available to use without cost to blogs and social media sites.

The photographs are embedded with a code that links back to Getty’s website with a credit and link to the licensing page in exchange for an open-embed program that will let users use any image they want. The new embeds strike directly at that kind of social sharing, with native code for sharing in Twitter and Tumblr alongside the traditional WordPress-friendly embed code.

Once the images are embedded, Getty has full control over the images. The new embeds are built on the same iframe code that lets you embed a tweet or a YouTube video, which means the company can use embeds to plant ads or collect user information.


Source: Continue reading the story on The Verge
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