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This article was published on December 1, 2015


WeTransfer reveals Getty Images as its first partner after opening developer API

WeTransfer reveals Getty Images as its first partner after opening developer API
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File sharing service WeTransfer has opened up its developer API and named Getty Images as its first partner.

This means that users of Getty Images iStock service can now share their pictures and videos using WeTransfer, without having to leave the site.

It’s the first time WeTransfer has done a partnership like this, allowing a third-party platform integrate its API but Getty Images seems like a natural fit. iStock by Getty Images is a source used by people in creative industries on a daily basis and such is WeTransfer’s target.

In a statement released today, Bas Beerens, CEO and founder of WeTransfer said Getty Images was the “natural choice,” adding:

 [It has] a broad customer base of creatives that regularly needs high-resolution image transferring. WeTransfer is all about making it easy to share large files, with nearly sixty percent of our users working as creatives. Partnering with them was a no-brainer. Now we’re just excited about the potential.

WeTransfer’s premium subscribers will now get personalized wallpapers using imagery curated by Getty Images’ team of creatives at no additional cost. WeTransfer Plus customers will also be able to use Getty Images’ visual trend insight feature by clicking through the wallpapers

Also under the partnership, WeTransfer and Getty Images are offering new and existing iStock subscribers a free one year subscription to WeTransfer Plus, which would normally set you back $120.

➤ WeTransfer launches new API with iStock by Getty Images as their inaugural API partner [Getty Images via VentureBeat]