Getty Images is revolutionizing the world of stock photos by offering 35 million photos to internet users for free.
The professional photo giant is allowing people to borrow pictures from their websites by embedding them. Web users can grab the embed code from any photo in Getty Images and use them on their blog or website without paying a licensing fee.
The website decided to make this move due to the simple purpose that it can’t sue everyone who takes pictures from its websites. Getty Images is hoping to eventually make a profit out of this move by adding ads to their pictures the same way that YouTube and other websites do.
However, the photo giant warns the public that these images can only be used for noncommercial purposes. A senior vice president at Getty Images said that the terms of this license will be enforced if people start using images for commercial purposes.