Recently my colleague and friend @nixsight informed me of the news that Getty Images will now allow the embedding of some of its images for free! This is brilliant as it means I can now encourage my students to use pictures to brighten up their blogs and ePortfolios, learn about copyright & creative commons, and find out the power of being able to embed ‘stuff’ into a web page.
In Mahara we have now added Getty to our list of allowable ‘things’ to embed in an iFrame and so that now works 🙂 (see how we do it here)
I hope that Getty have a sound business model and won’t revoke their permissions. If a few adverts pop-up in future then I think I will be fine with it. I love the fact that the image owner’s details are there too! I feel that I’m helping the photographers/artists by being a free ‘art gallery’ for them as you can share their work and buy their work via my blog/web page.
Anyway, here’s what embedded Getty Images look like: