Getty Images to create 500 million NFTs?

A girl looks at photos in a virtual world
(Image credit: metamorworks / Getty Images)

Getty Images, the world-famous stock photo bank, has over 500 million photos, illustrations and video clips in its archive collection, and some of them could be released as NFTs. Potentially, that's a lot of non-fungible tokens.

Naturally, Getty Images won't be turning every photo or video into an NFT. These non-fungible tokens are digital files registered on a blockchain to create scarcity, see our What are NFTs? guide to more details. Instead the stock photo archive will pick unseen and iconic photos from its famous collection to turn into rare digital art, released as NFTs.

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Ian Dean
Editor, Digital Arts & 3D

Ian Dean is Editor, Digital Arts & 3D at Creativebloq, and the former editor of many leading magazines. These titles included ImagineFX, 3D World and leading video game title Official PlayStation Magazine. In his early career he wrote for music and film magazines including Uncut and SFX. Ian launched Xbox magazine X360 and edited PlayStation World. For Creative Bloq, Ian combines his experiences to bring the latest news on AI, digital art and video game art and tech, and more to Creative Bloq, and in his spare time he doodles in Procreate, ArtRage, and Rebelle while finding time to play Xbox and PS5. He's also a keen Cricut user and laser cutter fan, and is currently crafting on Glowforge and xTools M1.