Getty Images Opens Up Library

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This candid photograph of the Kennedys is one of the historic images in the Getty’s collection that is now available for for freeThis candid photograph of the Kennedys is one of the historic images in the Getty’s collection that is now available for for free

The BBC News and Bloomberg BusinessWeek have reported that Getty Images has made some 35 million photographs from its library free to use to blogs and websites. An executive at Getty said that company leaders realized that thousands of its images were already being used without attribution. With a new “embed tool,” the images will now be available with a code that includes the Getty logo and the photographer credit. Commercial users of Getty Images, such as news corporations and advertisers, will continue to be charged.