Getty’s Images Now Free for Bloggers

Getty opens up images for personal use. Bloggers everywhere rejoice! Hey look, now we can use this illustration:

Embed from Getty Images

Or this photograph:

The news media was a buzz the other day with articles like this one announcing that Getty was opening up images for personal social media use. Up until now on our blog Abby & I have only used out own images or ones that are available for free use through Flickr. I wonder if this news will alert more bloggers to the fact that you cannot use photos without permission. I still believe many bloggers are unaware that they are doing something wrong when they post photos without permission. Luckily this doesn’t seem to be a move that will hurt photographers as free photos are available for personal use only. Personal blogs were unlikely to be able to license or commission photography.

Anyway, I just wanted to share this news & some tea photos with you. Not to worry, we’ll be back to tea news next week. Also, stayed tuned for two upcoming giveaways!

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