Every file you download from Getty Images comes with a license, which allows you to use your image, illustration or video for a wide variety of uses in the case of royalty-free licenses, or specific uses based on where, when, and how you use the file in the case of rights-managed editorial images and rights-ready video clips.What is "Getty Images"?
Key people. Getty Images, Inc. is an American stock photo agency, with headquarters in Seattle, Washington, United States. It is a supplier of stock images for business and consumers with an archive of 80 million still images and illustrations and more than 50,000 hours of stock film footage.What is iStock by Getty Images?
Getty Images’ value offering, iStock by Getty Images, offers tens of millions of stock photos, illustrations, videos and audio tracks sourced from the crowd and available via simple, affordable pricing. A site “by creatives, for creatives,” iStock helps creatives and businesses large and small produce beautiful communications on a budget.Are Getty Images free?
On paper, Getty maintains that their images are only free for non-commercial use. But 'commercial use' on the Web is an amorphous thing and Getty has made it clear that it only wants to restrict using the free images for ad campaigns etc. The pictures can be used on blogs or websites even if they indirectly make money from them.