Getty Images: Now Free to Use (Well, Embed)

Russell Brandom at The Verge:

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.

Great news for websites like us. I think there’s a good chance we’ll be making use of this in the future.

Just to prove it works, here’s a picture from the Sochi Winter Olympics:

Not bad!

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