What is it like to work at Getty Images

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Use images for free

The images on Getty Images are intended for use in commercial and editorial projects. This means that you need to purchase a license to use the images for most projects, including personal use.

However, with the embed feature, you can use an image without paying a license fee. This allows you to use over 70 million images on non-commercial websites or blogs (if you want to sell a product, raise money, advertise or support something, the embed function is not the right choice). Simply enter a search query and then activate the on the search results page in the filter bar filterEmbeddable images.

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Leverage creative images, videos, and music

Our stock images, graphics, vectors, videos and music files are from the creative area intended for use in commercial projectssuch as advertisements, websites, blogs, presentations, video productions, and just about any other project imaginable that is listed in the terms of our content license agreement.

These fascinating, professionally designed images and videos are shaped by our unique creative research team and contain already signed model and property releases. This enables you to use the content in a variety of ways (in some cases additional rights releases may be required).

The type of license with which your file is offered affects your options for use. There are two main types of license: license-free (this includes our broadest usage rights) and license-based (this includes exclusive usage rights based on your use).

Read our Content License Agreement to learn more about usage restrictions

Use royalty-free images and videos
Any image or video downloaded with a royalty-free license provides broad usage rights for use in advertising, websites, blogs, presentations, print materials, video productions, podcasts, and more, as often as you want, around the world.

Use licensed images and rights-ready videos
Editorial images that require a license and rights-ready videos offer individual rights control for a fraction of the cost of your own shoot. In contrast to license-free licenses, the license terms for our editorial images and rights-ready video clips that require a license are based on the type, location and duration of the intended use. After you only pay for a specific purpose, you cannot use the image or video clip in other projects without purchasing additional licenses. Getty Images no longer offers rights-managed licenses for Creative images.

Use editorial images and videos

As the name suggests, our stock images and video clips for the editorial area are primarily intended for use in editorial projects.

Captured by some of the hottest news, entertainment and sports photographers in the industry, our editorial images and videos depict real people, places, events and things. These recordings are intended to be used only in connection with events that are current or of general interest.

Unlike creative images and videos, editorial images and videos can only be used to a limited extent. They can only be used in newspapers, magazines, editorial broadcasts, non-commercial websites, blogs, and social media posts dealing with matters of public interest. Editorial images do not contain any model or proprietary releases. Therefore, these images cannot be used for commercial, promotional, promotional or sponsorship purposes. If necessary, additional restrictions must be observed (for more information, see "Restrictions" on the page with detailed information on the file and in the license agreement for content).

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Vector and graphic file formats

Vector graphics are graphics that are saved as EPS files. This enables scaling without loss of quality. Vector files can be opened in many image editing programs and saved as JPEGs, TIFFs, PDFs, or other raster file formats.

Use pin boards to save, manage and download pictures and videos

A whiteboard is the best place to organize, store, and share your favorite Getty Images files. You can assign images and videos to individual projects, brands or interests.

The easiest way to save files to a whiteboard is when you're logged in and searching. When you find an image you'd like to add to a pin board, simply select from the search results page or the details page Save to the whiteboard below the picture. If you have not yet created a whiteboard, you will be prompted to create a new whiteboard. Otherwise, your picture or video clip will be added to the wall that you last viewed or used.

You can view the contents of all your boards by going to the main navigation Pin boards select and then click View all boards walk.

Would you like to download files from your pin board? To add images or video clips to your shopping cart, select the ones you want to download and click the shopping cart icon at the top of your whiteboard. If you have a prepaid package, you can download individual files from your pin board by selecting the download option in the detailed view of your pin board UltraPack use. If you have a Premium Access agreement, EasyAccess or an editorial subscription, you can download one or more images by first selecting them and then under Select option the menu item Download selected files click.

Use pin boards in a team

Boards are a great way to collaborate on and off the team. You can invite anyone to collaborate with you on a whiteboard. Use the share Button at the top of your pin board. It will generate two individual links that you can copy and share with others. One of the links allows anyone to see your wall, add pictures, and edit. There is also a link that only supports view mode. This allows your colleagues to view the content and give feedback by means of notes.

Image resolution

From time to time an image that you have already downloaded may appear to be of a lower resolution than expected. This may be because some contributors save large files in a standard resolution below 300 dpi. This does not affect the quality or physical size of the downloaded image. You can always change the dpi to match your desired resolution. To do this, open the images in your image editing program and change the resolution accordingly.

Images for large format prints

Are you looking for an image that can be printed on a large surface? We would be happy to help you with this. You can find the images that are best suited for large-format reproduction by narrowing down your search results with the "Image resolution" search filter so that only images with 21 megapixels and more are displayed.

Change the language for your search

You can search in your preferred language by changing your country using the menu at the bottom of each page. As soon as you have entered your country selection, you will be redirected to the local page in the respective language (if available).

Get better search results

Use the filter bar on the search results page to refine and select your search results.

For example, you can sort your search according to the following criteria:
  • Relevance (best match, newest or most popular content)
  • Product type (license-free, embeddable images)
  • Certain people (only for editorial content)
  • By photographer, illustrator or filmmaker
  • Number of people in the picture

Find a photographer, illustrator or filmmaker

Do you like the look of a particular image or video and want to see more of the author? Click on its name in the field Photo credit on the page with the details to view all works by this author.

If you know exactly whose work you are looking for, you can also use the filter bar on the search results page to search for a specific photographer, illustrator or filmmaker.

Find content that is part of your agreement

We know that sometimes you find the perfect picture or video only to find that it is not part of your EasyAccess or Premium Access agreement or your editorial subscription. To only search for images and videos that are part of your agreement or subscription, simply activate the “Agreement” filter setting at the top of the page.

Identify Getty Images contributors in a photo credit

If you use the images or graphics for editorial purposes, you must mention the following picture credits next to the image or in the imprint: "[Name of the photographer] / [Name of the collection] / Getty Images."

If the licensed content is used in a sound or image production that specifically mentions other licensed material providers, you must also include, in a similar size and position, “[video] [images] [music] provided by [name by the artist] / [Collection name] / Getty Images. "

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