Getty Images free trial: Does it exist?

Getty Images does not have a free trial, but there are several other alternatives
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Getty Images free trial

Getty Images is one of the most famous stock image sites, thanks to its enormous collection of quality stock photos. With the prices starting at $150 and going up to $500 per image, everyone wants to download Getty Images for free.

Are there any other free trials?

Although Getty Images doesn’t have a free trial, you can use several other free trials to get stock photos for free. Here are our top picks:

  1. Shutterstock: You can get 10 free images, 1 video, or 2 audio tracks. The free trial lasts 30 days and saves you $29. Our guide to Shutterstock free trial »
  2. Adobe Stock: You can get 10, 25, or even 40 free images. Alternatively, you can opt for 3 or 6 HD videos. The free trial lasts 30 days and saves you between $30 and $80. Our guide to Adobe Stock free trial »
  3. Envato Elements: The free trial was sadly removed, but you can get 12 free files each month. Our guide to Envato Elements free trial »
  4. iStock: You can get 10 free images. The free trial lasts 30 days and saves you $29. Our guide to iStock free trial »
  5. Depositphotos: Get 10 free images during the first 7 days. Our guide to Depositphotos free trial »

How to access Getty Images for free?

Getty Images offers a simple and legal way to access over 70 million images for free. Follow these three easy steps to embed the latest news, sports, celebrity, music, fashion, conceptual, and archival photography:

  1. Search for Images: Enter a search term in the search box on the Getty Images website to find relevant images.
  2. Select an Image: Hover over your desired image and click the embed icon to generate the necessary code.
  3. Embed the Image: Copy and paste the generated code into your non-commercial website or blog, and enjoy the visual upgrade.

By using Getty Images for free, you can frequently update your website or blog’s imagery while respecting creators’ rights and providing them with an opportunity to generate licensing revenue. This legal, user-friendly method ensures that you can elevate your online presence with premium content.

Here’s an example of what it looks like:

Embed from Getty Images

However, you may not use the embed to sell a product, raise money, or promote or endorse something. For those use cases, you will need to buy a Getty Images license, starting at $150.


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