New ios Photo App from Getty Images


Getty Images Stream

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!!!

Get Getty Images Stream for your iOS device

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

Embed from Getty Images

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.

Link to Getty Images and embedding information 

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:

Dustin Senos List of sites for free photographs.

Here’s a great photo I found using one of his suggestions:


landscape from

Awesome landscape scene from

*Use of this file is subject to the Getty Images Comping File and Video Preview License Agreement.

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About vsajewel

Hi...I'm the author of 2 main blogs on WordPress...vsatips...where I write tech tips for mobile devices...primarily ios...2nd is vsatrends...where I write less about tech things and more about everything else. I also host a YouTube channel which I use to better illustrate some of the 'how to's' in my posts. I love everything about technology. Currently, my main interests/platforms are ios, Windows and Amazon Echo. Recently I decided we were spending way too much money with our local cable provider. So I decided to cut the cord. There is a definite learning curve, especially the antennae part, but we successfully did that and are now saving a boatload of money, so I write some about that. I also am extremely conscientious about security because of an event my family endured , so I write a lot about that too. Two sub-categories of security I tend to focus on are the password manager Dashlane and Hardware Firewalls. Last, I take a lot of notes and have been a beta tester for Evernote for many years. I love Evernote! In recent years Apple has beefed up Apple Notes a it’s become a fairly serious note long as its OK if you lose or mess up all your Apple note data. I write about those 2 note platforms primarily.
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