Getty Images launches Stream, an iOS app anyone can use to browse its vast photo library

Getty Images launches Stream, an iOS app anyone can use to browse its vast photo library

Getty Images today launched an app called Stream that makes it easy for any iPhone or iPad user to browse, save and share photos uploaded by its community of professional photographers.

The home feed is split into horizontal shards that represent individual collections, such as news, entertainment, latest and sports. Tap through and you’ll see a vertical stream of photos, along with an icon in the top left-hand corner for viewing them as a full-screen slideshow.

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You can also press and hold on any image to access a wheel of secondary options, which include sharing through connected apps, favoriting, a gyroscope panning mode and further shot information. Photos and collections that you’ve favorited are then organised in your profile, which is accessible from the toolbar. Finally, a search tool allows you to look for images on any given topic.

Getty is calling Stream its “first consumer app” and while its purpose and functionality is limited, it does make the company’s vast library of images easier for the average person to explore. The app is entirely free and follows Getty’s decision in March to launch an embed feature on the Web, making its photos essentially free for anyone to use on their blog or website.

➀ Getty Images Stream for iOS

Top image credit: MUNIR UZ ZAMAN/AFP/Getty Images

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