Getty Images allowing embedding of millions of images for free


This could be handy if you like to use images on your site and in blog posts etc. Getty has announced that many (approx 35 Million) of their images can be used for free on sites, as long as they are embedded using the Getty embed code (it’s an iFrame basically, but includes Getty branding and other guff).

Look for the embed button on images (if there’s no embed button, then you can’t use it for free):
Getty images embed button

There’s a few terms and conditions (eg you can’t use them in advertising or promotions etc):

Where enabled, you may embed Getty Images Content on a website, blog or social media platform using the embedded viewer (the “Embedded Viewer”). Not all Getty Images Content will be available for embedded use, and availability may change without notice. Getty Images reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove Getty Images Content from the Embedded Viewer. Upon request, you agree to take prompt action to stop using the Embedded Viewer and/or Getty Images Content. You may only use embedded Getty Images Content for editorial purposes (meaning relating to events that are newsworthy or of public interest). Embedded Getty Images Content may not be used: (a) for any commercial purpose (for example, in advertising, promotions or merchandising) or to suggest endorsement or sponsorship; (b) in violation of any stated restriction; (c) in a defamatory, pornographic or otherwise unlawful manner; or (d) outside of the context of the Embedded Viewer.

Overall, pretty handy, and covers all their categories including creative and celebrity photos.

Here’s one to get me started:

(Getty Images via TheNextWeb)


By Craig Bailey