How to use photos from Getty Images for free on your blog

Getty Images now offers an embed tool that allows photos to be used on a non-commercial site without a watermark

Getty Images has one of the largest photo libraries in the world, and the company recently made this library free to use for non-commercial purposes. You are now allowed to browse the Getty Images site for any photo you are after, and then embed that image on your Web page, or share it via Twitter and Tumbler, without the image having a watermark.

Here’s how it’s done.

First things first, you’ll need to direct your browser to the Getty Images Web site in order to search for the photo you’re after. For regular photos, you’ll need to tick on the Editorial Images option for your search. You can sort photos based on how recent they are, or just bring up the most popular ones.

Searching Getty for the right Sydney Kings image, which we can then use for free on a non-commercial site.
Searching Getty for the right Sydney Kings image, which we can then use for free on a non-commercial site.

In our example, we searched for photos of the Sydney Kings basketball team playing against the Perth Wildcats. This game occurred a few days before the writing of this guide. Immediately, we saw photos from Getty Images’ photographers, and there were plenty of action shots to select.

If we want to embed any photos in a personal or non-commercial blog post, all we have to do is click on the image to bring up the larger size, and look for the little tools underneath it.

The embed tool appears under the photo after you click on its thumbnail in the search results.
The embed tool appears under the photo after you click on its thumbnail in the search results.

We can click the icon with the two brackets to bring up the code for embedding the images in a blog. The code allows us to select the pixel width and height of our choice. It will appear without the Getty watermark obstructing the photo, and it will include the photographer’s credit at the bottom, as well as Getty Images’ embed and social media sharing tools. Furthermore, the image, when clicked, will link back to the Getty Images site, on which they are hosted.

You can get a preview of what the image will look like on your site.
You can get a preview of what the image will look like on your site.

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