Getty makes 40 million stock photos available for free

Go to and click the blue link: "Search images available to embed"

Go to and click the blue link: "Search images available to embed"

Until yesterday, if you copied an photo from Google Images and put it on your website, blog or Tumblr, and it was licensed by stock image library Getty, you would have been breaking the law. Worse still, the company's advanced image search technology would have meant they would have quickly found out - leaving you open to potential legal action and a massive fine.

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Tom May

Tom May is an award-winning journalist and editor specialising in design, photography and technology. Author of the Amazon #1 bestseller Great TED Talks: Creativity, published by Pavilion Books, Tom was previously editor of Professional Photography magazine, associate editor at Creative Bloq, and deputy editor at net magazine. Today, he is a regular contributor to Creative Bloq and its sister sites Digital Camera World, and Tech Radar. He also writes for Creative Boom and works on content marketing projects.