A pioneer in digital media
In 1995, Mark Getty and Jonathan Klein founded Getty Images to bring the fragmented stock photography business into the digital age. And that's exactly what they did. We were the first company to license imagery online - and have continued to drive the industry forward with breakthrough licensing models, digital media management tools and a comprehensive offering of creative and editorial imagery, microstock, footage and music.
Bringing creative ideas to life
Today's digital media offers us powerful and seemingly endless ways to create, communicate and connect. And while quick online access to images, footage and music may be second nature to us now, just a decade ago it was almost unimaginable.
As a leading creator and distributor of still imagery, footage, music and other premium content, our goal is to inspire communicators - and give them the tools to create inspiring work of their own.
We offer the industry's best and broadest collections of imagery and footage - including award-winning news, sport and entertainment content, plus rare and contemporary archival imagery. Our music collection provides a wide range of pre-cleared tracks from independent artists, chart-topping acts and popular soundtracks.
From multi-million-dollar advertisers to leading newspapers, feature film and television producers to bloggers of all kinds - for premium digital content, the world's most influential media look to gettyimages.com.
We created an intuitive, easy-to-use search engine that has since become the industry standard. Our platform allows customers to quickly and effectively search, license and download the industry's broadest, most relevant selection of digital content.
To meet the demands of a fully digital publishing industry, we provide a real-time feed of news, sport and entertainment images and deliver them right to your desktop. We also offer expert deep-file research of our rare archival photography.
From Fortune 500 companies to individual bloggers, we want to bring all our customers the best possible selection of digital content. That's why we constantly research creative and market trends, explore new directions in photography and broaden our offering with footage, microstock and music.
Simply put, no one has more experience in the global media marketplace. Since 1995, Getty Images has led the way in connecting communications professionals to increasingly diverse, media-savvy audiences.