Getty Images launches new collaboration tool

Boards helps creatives collaborate on the sharing and curation of images more easily.

Collaborate with other creatives on image curation

Leading images library Getty has unveiled what it's calling a "next-generation collaboration tool".

Available on and via the redesigned Getty iOS app, Boards enables creatives to "seamlessly curate, share and discuss" the company's image and video content.

Boards is available on the Getty website

Developed following extensive customer research, Boards enables creative teams to collaborate directly to review images and video from Getty's library, store projects, and share them with external clients using a shared link.

It's also integrated into the new version of its iOS app

Boards replaces Getty’s current Lightbox functionality, with key features including the following:

  • View collections of images and videos according to specific projects or creative interests, without needing to sign in to
  • Curate favourite images and compare images at a glance.
  • Invite colleagues and clients to collaborate and comment on individual images or an entire Board, by simply sharing a link.
  • Images are presented in a large dynamic format, with multiple layout options.
  • All updates made in the iOS app or on are immediately available across all devices and platforms.

The Getty Images iOS app can be downloaded for free from the iTunes App Store today.


Tom May is a freelance writer and editor specialising in design and technology. He was previously associate editor at Creative Bloq and deputy editor at net magazine, the world’s best-selling magazine for web designers. Over two decades in journalism he’s worked for a wide range of mainstream titles including The Sun, Radio Times, NME, Heat, Company and Bella. Follow him on Twitter @tom_may.