35 million free images, or almost?

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35 million free images, or almost?

Getty Images , which represents the largest collection of photos online world, has added a new feature that enables users to make free use of 35 million professional images (some say 40 million).
In fact, you can embed images in the collection  Getty Images s free on your website. The photos do not have the watermark, there will be no limit on the number display and you can use any number of images on your site.

For a WordPress blog with little traffic and no budget pictures, it looks much like the free imaging.


Getty follows the model
YouTube. You integrate a picture of their website using a line of code and cons part in the future instead of images embedded there may be advertising. It’s a win-win situation for both parties.

However, some restrictions.


Not all of the Getty site images are not available for integration into your website.
When performing a search, hover your mouse over the thumbnail of the image and look at the integration icon (
highlighted in red in the image below ). If the icon is present, the image is integrated and clicking on the icon you will get the embed code.
Free images?
Actually, free is never put into the business. So if Getty now offers “free” much of its image library, is that behind all this there is a business idea.
Until now, when a user safeguarded an image on the website of Getty Images, right clicking for not paying duties, he obtained a model of the picture like the one shown below, so with a watermark .

However, by doing research on
Google Images , or by making a screenshot of the image you want to get many users were getting free photos, and the site Getty Images is fully aware.
Number of Internet users, including myself, would be willing to pay a reasonable price and display the photo credit if it was simple to do.
Unfortunately the price of use (because it is not a purchase, but a kind of rent) of Getty images is prohibitive for many sites. To give you an order of magnitude, the ‘a photo of the elephant opening of this article, for use from 6 months on this blog would amount to over $ 300 … .. ooops!
The use of the iframe, to view the photos, opens the door to many opportunities including:

The winner in history is Getty, the ability to integrate ads into your site is much more profitable than having to hunt for stolen photos.

I think the idea of the Getty base is good, just the way to do will be talked about in the cottages.

There is probably a way to allow users to use the photos in not injuring authors and broadcasting sites, without using that awful iframe that allows everything and anything.

The ideal solution could, for example, enable registered members to make a direct link between the site displaying the image and the image database, and only images allowed to appear on a particular site would be displayed with credit matching without having to download them.
Members could be charged “in use”, much like Amazon AWS services.
In the case of Getty images are predefined, with higher utilization rates in order to pay the photographer’s work.
As a result, too many users continue to steal images, with the risk of getting caught can be one day. In a future article, we talk to other sites providing images free with the only requirement to affix the photo credit.
To you now to comment on that information.
What do you think of integration Getty way? How you get your own pictures? The

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