Getty Images announced last week that it now allows 35 million of its photographs to be embedded for free on your non-commercial website, blog or social media. To select a photo for your site go to gettyimages.com. Next type what your are looking for in the search box. Use keywords that describe what your webpage, blog post social media post is about. When you find the right image, press the embed button </> to copy the code.
Copy the code from the pop up window.
On WordPress click the Text option on the right side of the copy body area. Paste the code into the body of your page.
You can make adjustments to the size of the image or add a boarder in the code if you know basic html. The image will have the Getty logo below the left side of the image. On the right side you will find options to share on Twitter, Tumblr and embed the photograph. If you click on the photo, it will take you to the Getty page displaying your selected image for commercial use purchase.
There are a number of ways to find images on line. Another option is creative commons on flickr. You should always respect the rights of copyright holders. Don’t display photographs without permission, unless designated otherwise. Never remove copyright information form a photograph. If you do, understand you could find yourself in a bad situation. Now that Getty is in the free photography game, there are more than enough available free images for bloggers.
Where else are you finding images to use legally for your blog?