How to Download Getty Images without Watermark for Free [2022]

In this guide, we will show you how to download watermark-free Getty Images photos using online downloaders for free. Though normally you can’t download a watermark-free image from Getty Images without paying for it. Still, it doesn’t mean that you can’t do it all.

Moreover, downloading Getty Images is very much possible and there are multiple ways of doing that. And in this article, we will show you exactly how to download Getty Images using the Getty Images downloader. So, if this is something that you’re interested to learn then keep reading the article till the end.

Download GettyImages using Getty images Downloader

There are many online tools available that give you the ability to save images from gettyimages for free and using these tools you can easily download any full-size images without any watermarks. The two most popular sites are Tomato.to and getty.beatsnoop.com which lets you extract watermark-free images and allow you to save them on your local computer. 

1. Download Getty images photos using getty.beatsnoop.com

getty.beatsnoop.com is the easiest web-based Getty images downloader one can use to obtain watermarked free images from Getty. To show you how exactly it is done, in the following guide, I will be downloading a ‘waterfall’ image using the getty.beatsnoop.com website. Therefore, you may follow along to learn how you could do the same.

Step 1: Open any browser and go to the Getty Images website, then select the photo you wish to download.

Step 2: The selected image will be opened in a new browser window. Now copy the link of the image from the above address bar of your browser.

Step 3: Open getty.beatsnoop.com site on a new tab.

> Note: If you’re using any Ads-blocker, you need to disable it first, in order to access the site.

Step 5: Paste the copied gettyimages.com photo URL onto the search bar and click the ‘Download’ button beside.

Step 6: Now, the selected image will show up. Here you need to right-click on the image and ‘Select save image as…’.

Step 7: Finally, save the image in your preferred location.

There you go! Now the image will be downloaded and saved to your computer or mobile device.

2. Download Getty images photos using tomato.to

Another popular site that lets you easily download watermarked free Getty images and photographs without any paid subscription is tomato.io. Follow the below steps to learn how you can utilize this site in order to download any images for free.

Step 1: First of all, head over to Getty’s official website and click on the image that you want to download. The image will be opened in a new browser window.

Step 2: Now, you have to copy the URL of the image from the address bar of the browser.

Step 3: Visit tomato.to on a new tab.

> Note: tomato.to is now has changed to getpaidstock.com. But the functionality of the site has remained exactly the same.

Step 4: Paste the copied gettyimages.com photo URL onto the search bar and hit Enter.

Step 5: Now click on the ‘Download Generated Photo’

Step 6: Wait for 10 seconds until the link is generated. Once the link is generated, click on the ‘Open Link’

Step 7: Now, your photo has been generated. And finally, you can download the image by clicking the ‘Download this Image’ button.

That’s all it! After clicking on the ‘Download this Image’ button, your image will be downloaded and saved to your preferred download location. If you’ve used Google Chrome then press Ctrl+J to head over to the download section and find the newly downloaded photo.

What is Getty Images?

Getty Images (gettyimages) is a British-American-based visual media company that offers royalty-free images, editorial photography, video, and music. It is one of the popular stock image repositories on the internet. Currently, it hosts over 200 million digital assets ranging from stock images, editorial photography, royalty-free images, video, and music for businesses and consumers.

With each passing day, countless new images are being added by independent photographers to Getty Images. This company was founded almost 26 years ago on 14 March 1995 by Mark Getty and  Jonathan Klein, and now has a headquarters in Seattle, Washington, U.S. 

Since it is one of the old and pioneering companies in the visual media genre, involuntarily it has gained the trust and credibility of the consumers that such a brand needs to become the leading visual communications company. 

While Getty is the supplier for businesses and consumers, with an archive of over 200 million assets; creative professionals, media houses, and corporate firms are also the most common markets of Getty Images. 

Pricing is simple – you can either purchase an individual asset with four different kinds of pricing – starting from extra small (509×339 px) small (727 x 484 px), medium (2125×1416 px), and large (6720×4480 px), or get a non-expiring subscription pack of 5 or 10. A pack is a combination of royalty-free creative photos, illustrations, vectors, royalty-free videos, and editorial images.

Disclaimer

Here is a quick disclaimer we’d like to put up front ─ even though these above-stated sites let you download images from Getty and that’s too for free, however, that doesn’t necessarily imply that you can use the images wherever you wish. Using stock photos without proper licensing is illegal and you must avoid using them in commercial projects.

Getty offers premium stocks of photographs that are submitted by many photographers across the globe, and the livelihood of these photographers depends on Getty users. That’s why if you want to use any images on a commercial project you must have a proper license and to get that you’ll have to purchase the image officially and legally. 

However, if you want the Getty Images only for non-commercial purposes or personal use, then you can go ahead and use the images. This article is for educational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for official purchase. That being said, here at Gizmoradar, we neither encourage nor endorse any kind of piracy.

How To Download Full-Size Getty Images?

So, are there any official ways (rather than only purchasing) you can get Getty Images? Glad you asked that, here we present some of the legal ways you can download full-size Getty Images.

1. Purchase Individually

This one is a no-brainer. If you want a full-size, watermark-free Getty image that you wish to use in any of your commercial projects, without violating any copyrighting laws then instead of looking for any tricks, you should spend the money and purchase the image.

By purchasing, you’re not only getting the proper license but you’re also contributing to the photographer who has made the image. Here are the steps you need to follow in order to purchase an image from Getty.

Step 1: First of all, go to the Getty Images website, and sign-up for an account.

Step 2: Now, find and select the image you want to use for your project.

Step 3: When you click on the image, a new browser window will pop up where you’ll see the four different pricing for the image. The higher resolution image will be the most expensive and the lower resolution will be the most affordable. Choose the image sizes according to your needs. 

Step 4: Finally, do the payment and the selected image will be sent over to your email. 

2. Get a Pack

If you need more than one image then it’s a good idea to get a pack. A pack will be comparatively cheaper than individual downloads because packs let you download a set number of assets from the entire Getty library without having to purchase them separately. You can buy 5 or 10 packs of the small, medium, or large images.

It includes a combination of royalty-free creative photos, illustrations, vectors, royalty-free videos, and most editorial images. And the good thing is packs never expire, so, you can use your downloads whenever you want. Follow the steps given below to subscribe to a Getty Image plan.

Step 1: Visit Getty’s website and click on the ‘SIGN IN’ button from the top right corner to sign in. 

Step 2: Then click on the ‘PRICING’, from the top left and you’ll be taken to the pricing page where you’ll see three categories for the 3 sizes of the image as we mentioned above.

Step 3: You can purchase 5 pack or 10 pack for the image size you want to download. If you do the math, then you’ll see it costs lesser than buying 5 images or 10 images individually.

Step 4: Depending on what bundle you purchase, you’ll be able to download that many assets from the entire Getty library. 

3. Use Embed Option

Apart from downloading, Getty also gives an option to embed an image on your website. Embedded images may not be used for commercial purposes and there will be a Getty watermark under the images. Nonetheless, this is a great option to showcase high-quality images on your website without violating any terms. Here is how you can embed Getty images on a website.

Step 1: Search and click on the image that you want to use.

Step 2: The image will be opened in a new tab, where under the image you’ll see the (</> Embed) button, click on that.

Step 3: Now copy the embed code and paste it into your website.

> Note: In WordPress, you have to choose the custom HTML block and paste the code inside in order to embed the image.

4. Get the Comp license

Getty lets you use content from the site on a complimentary basis for test or sample (composite or comp) use only, for up to 30 days following download. However, unless a license is purchased, content cannot be used in any final materials or any publicly available materials. No other rights or warranties are granted for comp use. To use the comp license, follow the steps given below:

Step 1: Open any image.

Step 2: Under the image, you’ll see the ( Comp) button, click on that.

Step 3: Now a pop-up will appear stating the terms of the comp license, click on the ‘Download’ button to finally download the image.

> Note: The downloaded image will have a “gettyimages” watermark on it, and also no other rights or warranties are granted for comp use.

Conclusion

We hope this article helped you understand how to download watermark-free Getty Images using free online tools. We’ve covered all how-to’s regarding the same, however, if you have any doubts then feel free to ask them in the comment section below.

Pintu is the admin and editor-in-chief at Gizmoradar. He crafts actionable tech guides related to Windows, Android, Mac, and iOS. He's been writing how-to guides for about 5+ years now and has covered many topics.

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