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Integrate with ease
Get access to Getty Images' content, metadata, and search technologies by integrating our API with your publishing tools, products, and services. With easy communication, complete documentation, and robust SDKs and sample code, your developers will be fully supported.
Discover world‑class search
Integrate our industry‑leading, fully localized search engine and access all the great search filters available on our websites, including reverse image search, all asset metadata, and all file sizes for all assets available in your license agreement.
For your convenience and security, our API supports OAuth 2.0 so that you can integrate with an authentication model that works best for your use case.
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Our globally distributed sales and technical support teams are ready to help you, no matter where you are, 24/7.
Different ways to work with Getty Images
Build plugins for mutual customers
Allow customers who have Getty Images logins to download imagery against their Premium Access subscriptions—directly in your platform—by securely and conveniently integrating our API, which supports OAuth 2.0.
Access your agreement
Save time and upgrade your workflow by accessing your Getty Images or iStock subscription directly in your platform.
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Become an affiliate partner and access the most competitive commissions in the industry by featuring our content on your site. Contact us to learn more.
Integrate our visuals in your platform
Give your customers a competitive visual edge while driving consumption and retention by featuring our premium content through an API integration.
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How do I search for images of a specific celebrity or other known figure?
- Use the “phrase” query parameter in a request to the search/editorial/images endpoint, with the name of the person as the value
- Additionally, provide one of the following keywords in the phrase parameter:
- One Person
- Head Shot
- Waist Up
- Set the “sort_order” parameter in the request to “most_popular” or “best_match”
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