Getty Images Stream
I ran across this ios app by Getty Images today
I was searching for some unique photos for an article I was writing. Getty is a leader in the industry of archiving amazing digital photographic collections. But I’ve never considered actually using their photographs on my websites because of copy-write laws.
But while exploring the app and the related links which go to pages on their website, I discovered that anyone can actually use their photographs as long as they do so by embedding them with the code Getty provides. That way the original content is credited properly to Getty.
This is a really great discovery for me, because I’m always searching for great images for my sites!
So I’m testing this out while also testing out the ability to make a post to vsatips by sending the content in an email. I hope this works!!!
This great image I found on the Getty Images Stream app for iOS. I was intrigued because I recently read about this facility and the potential danger it poses to birds and wildlife in the area. This is a whole different topic that I’ve been researching to write about someday. But this revolutionary new solar plant is pretty astonishing and the technology, while it’s not yet completely refined, is exciting news for our planet!
I had saved this photo, among others, in my research notes because of the stunning photography. So I’m thrilled to learn that Getty’s amazing photographic archives are possible alternatives for my web publishing endeavors!
Massive Solar Electricity Plant Provides Power To California Homes
PRIMM, NV – FEBRUARY 20: The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System is seen in an aerial view on February 20, 2014 in the Mojave Desert in California near Primm, Nevada. The largest solar thermal power-tower system in the world, owned by NRG Energy, Google and BrightSource Energy, opened last week in the Ivanpah Dry Lake and uses 347,000 computer-controlled mirrors to focus sunlight onto boilers on top of three 459-foot towers, where water is heated to produce steam to power turbines providing power to more than 140,000 California homes. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
How To Embed A Photo From Getty Onto Your Blog
The correct way to imbed a photo from Getty is by looking for something that looks like this </> underneath the image you’re interested in. It this appears, click or tap on it and a popup window will appear showing you the different sizes that are possible and a text box with some code in that you will need to copy and paste into the editor for your blog or website. Try pasting the code in and publishing the page. Then if it worked, you can go back and tweak how it displays.
Additional Sources for CC Photographs
Today I ran across a tweet from someone who shares my frustration finding great photos to use for web publishing. He developed a great list of CC free photographic resources, so I’m including his link below:
Here’s a great photo I found using one of his suggestions:
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