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Connect is Getty Images' industry-leading suite of application programming interfaces (APIs) that provide companies prime access to Getty Images' content, metadata and search technologies for integration directly within their publishing tools, products and services. Connect allows you to streamline your processes and costs, automate content selection and publishing, elevate your products and services, and develop new ways to serve your customers and generate incremental revenue.
Along with industry-leading images, video and music, we've got an array of tools and services to make your job easier – from search tips
and trend research
that help you keep up on the latest in visual culture.
Step 1: Search
Kick off your search by entering keywords in the search box to preview our Creative
library of images. And if you want to brainstorm while you search, try Catalyst
images to view stock photos that are trend-researched, art-directed and shot by professional photographers. Search keywords
can include concepts like innovation
or emotions like happiness
News, sport and entertainment imagery
images for news, sport and entertainment photography. Search terms can include names like barack obama
or events like the oscars
Step 2: License
Licenses are a good thing. They allow you to legally use our images in your projects. The most common types of licenses are royalty-free and rights-managed. Get a quick overview of licensing models
, then start your search.
(RF) licensing is based on size, and pricing is available right when you select an image. Royalty-free means you don't have to pay any additional royalties for successive uses of a product – it's an unlimited-use license.
(RM) image licensing is based on usage, and pricing is calculated once you provide usage specifications. These images are from our premier collections and offer highly stylized images with high production value – some can be licensed with exclusive rights.
Step 3: Download
So you've selected your image size and price and now you're ready to add to your cart, then check out and download. You can bill to a credit card, or you can establish a company account, or add yourself to an existing one, for credit terms or tax-exempt purchasing.
Need an image to evaluate or use in comps and layouts? You can download an image for preview
at anytime from the image details page; you just won't be able to use it in any final projects.
And if you have a question at any point, you can contact us
Frequently asked questions
During your search, you'll find images that are designated as either royalty-free
(RF) or rights-managed
(RM). Prices for royalty-free
licensing are based on size, and are available right when you select an image. Rights-managed
licensing requires a few extra clicks to define usage specifications and establish pricing.
What am I actually purchasing?
When you "purchase" media, you are actually purchasing a license for the rights to use that media. The price of the media is based on the type of license you choose and the usage specifications you provide (note that usage specifications are only required for rights-managed
and rights-ready media). Depending on how you assign the license, either you (the purchaser) or someone else (3rd party individual or company) will own the right to use the media as outlined in the licensing agreement.
My search results aren't what I expected. Why?
When you're searching 24.7 million images, sometimes it's tough to find exactly what you're looking for. So we've developed tools to make your search easier and more streamlined.
- Our quick search demo will orient you on all of our search capabilities.
- Our keyword guide will help you with keyword suggestions that enable you to locate the ideal image or clip.
- And if you want to visually brainstorm while you search, use Catalyst.