Getty Images now lets you hang iconic photos on your wall
In March, stock photography house Getty Images rocked the industry when it announced it would allow people to embed images for free on websites and other electronic uses. Clearly looking to monetize the vast collection of images currently gathering digital dust in its archives, it has launched Photos.com by Getty Images to sell prints directly to customers.
The site offers output directly on canvas, aluminum, acrylic, and birchwood or as framed prints. According to the site, curators can gather images made available on Photos.com and collect them into galleries for easier browsing.
A quick look on Photos.com reveals a stunning array of photography at a level much more professional than sites like Art.com or other output houses, though unlike those sites customers can't upload their own photos for output. Prices seem competitive for the caliber of work in the Getty Images archive, and it would be easy to quickly furnish an apartment or home with iconic images.