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    OPM and Moderator Chuck Hamrick's Avatar
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    The world's largest photo service just made its pictures free to use
    Getty Images is betting their business on embeddable photos

    Wow!!

    Starting now, that's going to change. Getty Images is dropping the watermark for the bulk of its collection, in exchange for an open-embed program that will let users drop in any image they want, as long as the service gets to append a footer at the bottom of the picture with a credit and link to the licensing page. For a small-scale Wordpress blog with no photo budget, this looks an awful lot like free stock imagery.


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    So I guess no more cyber bullying?

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    One would hope. Makes you want to go back and add those images they made you remove!

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    I think this is a smart move of Getty. Instead of chasing after thousands of images which have been used everywhere anyway, they can focus on working on the embedded codes for future advertising revenue.

    The new money comes because, once the images are embedded, Getty has much more 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. "We've certainly thought about it, whether it's data or it's advertising," Peters says, even if those features aren’t part of the initial rollout.

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    Awesome news. Plus a win-win, IMO for all. Great exposure for Getty and the photographer. Great content for social sites.

    Thanks for finding, Chuck!

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    Read the fine print, Getty images are not totally free:

    Getty's New Free Stock Photos Come With a Price from hubspot.com

    http://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/ge..._hsmi=12144109
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    I wonder how much the stock image industry is worth. Amazing how much is charged these days for those who need them. I can't wait to find the next big thing. When I find it or anything remotely close. I'M LETTING ALL of YOU KNOW! Lol

    Brian

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