Getty launches Stream app to view and share extensive photo library

Getty Images has launched its first-ever app, enabling users to access and share the company’s vast image library.

Stream is available from today (19 September)

Called 'Stream', the app allows users to legally share content for non-commercial use on blogs and social media.

Steve Heck, chief technology officer of Getty Images, said: “Our new, free Stream app delivers Getty Images’ stunning news, sport and entertainment photography straight to your iPhone and iPad, giving you a front row seat to the latest events around the globe.

“Imagery is the world’s most spoken language. People love our award-winning pictures and Stream makes it easier than ever to view - and share - the world through the lens of Getty Images photographers.”

The app, which will be available exclusively on iOS 8 devices including the iPad and iPhone, will be free to download from iTunes.

Earlier this month Getty filed a lawsuit against Microsoft Bing’s image widget which allegedly facilitated a “massive infringement” of Getty Images’ copyright by randomly pulling pictures from the web regardless of photo-ownership.

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