Getty Images launches Stream for desktop, a free Mac OS X application

November 13, 2014 • Company News, Innovation

The very latest news, sport and entertainment imagery; Create your own desktop wallpapers; Millions of shareable images to embed on blogs and social media; Getty Images embed feature reaches one billion impressions milestone

 New York – 13 November, 2014 Getty Images, the world’s leading visual communications company, today announces the launch of its Getty Images Stream desktop app, making it easier than ever for consumers to access, curate and share its vast, award-winning content. The free app, designed for people who are passionate about pictures, offers continuously updated, curated streams of the latest news, sport and entertainment imagery. Now available for Mac OS X Yosemite (version 10.10), today’s announcement follows the September launch of Stream for iPhone and iPad on the iOS 8 update, and introduces a new wallpaper feature.

With Stream, Getty Images makes its world-class imagery easily and legally shareable and embeddable via mobile devices and, now, desktop. Stream follows the highly successful debut of Getty Images’ embed feature, which enables users to share one of the largest and most comprehensive image collections in the world for non-commercial use on blogs and social media. Embedded images have surpassed one billion impressions since the feature launched earlier this year.

Stream uses Getty Images’ API to aggregate content and includes these key features:

  • Streaming: Easy-to-navigate curated photo streams across different categories – latest, news, sport, entertainment and archival.
  • Wallpaper: A new feature for Mac OS X, choose and favorite images to display on Mac desktop.
  • Slideshow: Play slideshows of any stream on Mac or Apple devices using Apple AirPlay, including Apple TV.
  • Embed and share: Share an image directly to Facebook and Twitter simply by clicking the ‘share’ icon. To embed in a      blog, click the ‘copy’ icon and paste the embed code into a blog or webpage.

Stream for desktop is available on Mac OS X Yosemite (version 10.10) and can be downloaded for free from the iTunes Mac App Store today.


Notes to editors:

Stream for Mac follows Stream for iPhone and IPad on the iOS 8 update, and the Getty Images and iStock by Getty Images iOS apps designed to help creative and media professionals search and use the world’s best premium content for their projects.

About Getty Images

Getty Images is the world’s leader in visual communication, with over 170 million assets available through its premium content site and its leading stock content site With its advanced search and image recognition technology, Getty Images serves business customers in more than 100 countries and is the first place creative and media professionals turn to discover, purchase and manage images and other digital content. Its award-winning photographers and content creators help customers produce inspiring work which appears every day in the world’s most influential newspapers, magazines, advertising campaigns, films, television programs, books and online media. Visit Getty Images at to learn more about how the company is advancing the unique role of digital media in communications and business, and enabling creative ideas to come to life.  For company news and announcements, visit, and for the stories, innovation and inspiration behind our content, visit Stories & Trends Find us on Facebook at and Twitter at



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