Friday, March 14, 2014

Favorite Things Friday: Free Getty Images

Did you see the news? Many Getty images can now be used for free, just by using the embed code available on the Getty site.

Some think this isn't great for a variety of reasons, including that Getty could swap the image if they wanted to at any time and also because if their site is down your image becomes a broken link.

But for me, it's great news I don't host the image. Because for a while now I have been unable to upload photos to my blog. I have tried a lot of things to try and solve the problem, but no luck.

So Getty, I welcome your embedded images so my posts can have pictures again!

And not just any photos, awesome pictures like this one with both Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Amy Poehler.

Or how about this fabulous one with Gwyneth Paltrow and Chelsea Handler? I don't think I even imagine them hanging out together, whereas I can totally see Julia and Amy being friends.

And look, here's Jessica Seinfeld and Naomi Watts! Who knew all these celebrities were hanging out at the same events.

I don't know about you, but I think the Getty image search may be my new favorite time suck on the Internet. Let's see who I can find with Lena Dunham...

P.S. Just in case you're wondering, not compensated in any way for writing this ode to Getty. Just digging the free photo use.


Amy Flory said...

I love the idea of free photos, too. Sometimes the crappy ones I take with my phone just don't cut it.

Jill said...

I saw this and signed up for an account but it's not clear how to get free images! They still offer the cart and the images are very expensive. What embed code?

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