Announcing New Embed Support for Getty Images

Announcing New Embed Support for Getty Images

Getty Images‘ vast library of award-winning professional photographs and illustrations is now at the disposal of every WordPress.com blogger.

Earlier today, Getty Images announced a new embed feature that will allow people to access and share photos from its extensive library of images for non-commercial purposes. We have been working with Getty Images over the past few weeks and are excited to bring this feature to WordPress.com!

Embedding images at the speed of a shutter

Imagery is a powerful way to communicate your ideas. Whether you want to profile a famous personality or share your passion for soccer, you can now do so with Getty Images’ photography. With this new embed feature, WordPress.com users can access one of the world’s largest digital archives in a simple and — just as important — legal way.

To embed an image, you can grab the embed code directly from the Getty Images website. Just hover over the image, and click on the embed icon “</>”:

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Next, copy the embed code into a new post:

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When you save your draft or publish, the selected image will appear:

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Alternatively, instead of the embed code, you can use the image URL from Getty Images and copy that directly into a post:

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All embedded images are automatically attributed, and include the photographer’s name as well as the collection from which the image came. The image will link back to its page on the Getty Images website. For more information, please visit Getty’s embed page and their terms of use.

Give image embeds a test drive at SXSW

For those of you who will be at South by Southwest this year, Getty Images will be hosting a Blogger Breakfast where they will demo this new functionality. They have opened up the event to WordPress.com users, so if you would like to attend to get some hands-on embedding experience, visit the event’s page for all the details.

We hope you enjoy this new feature — and can’t wait to see how you use it in your posts!


Posted by WordPress Guru