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Getty Images is an expansive library of high-quality images, illustrations, and video clips that help faculty and staff create more engaging content in academic and continuing education courses and programs.


  • High-quality HD video and images
  • Filter search results by license type, orientation, or resolution
  • Download the size image you need
  • EPS file types available so no quality is loss in resizing
  • Search photos by the demographic or number of people
  • Search through curated image collections

Create a Getty Account

Faculty and staff can create a Getty images account for academic purposes by following the below directions:

  1. Click the ‘Create a Getty Account’ button, select the “Register” tab, and create an account using your UAB email address (@uab.edu) and desired password.
  2. Create an eLearning Media request notifying us that you have created an account and your desired destination/purpose of your images (Canvas/Academic purposes).
  3. Once approved, your account will be added to the UAB license granting you access.
  4. You will receive an email directly from Getty Images confirming the account and providing instructions and helpful hints.

  • How do I organize all my images?

    A Board is the best place to organize, save and share your favorite files on Getty Images, letting you group images and video by project, brand or interest.

    The easiest way to save to a Board is when you're signed in and searching. When you find an image you'd like to add to a Board, simply select Save to Board either from the search results page or beneath the image on the detailed information page. If you don't have a Board already, you'll be prompted to create a new Board. Otherwise, your image or video clip will be added to the last Board you viewed or used.

    You can view the contents of all your Boards by selecting Boards from the menu and then selecting View all Boards.

    Ready to download from your Board? Add images or video clips to your cart by selecting the ones you want to download and clicking the shopping cart icon at the top of your Board. If you have a prepaid pack, you can download individual files from your board using the UltraPack download option on the detailed grid view of your Board. Download single or multiple images by selecting them and choosing Download selected assets from the Choose an option dropdown.

  • What about copyright?

    By downloading images and videos, you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions:

    • "Use" means to copy, reproduce, modify, edit, synchronize, perform, display, broadcast, publish, or otherwise make use of.
    • Examples of how you can use the Licensed Material include: websites; blog posts; social media; advertisements; marketing campaigns; corporate presentations; newspapers; magazines; books; film and television productions; web and mobile applications; product packaging. Please note that there may be restrictions to some of these uses for Royalty Free Editorial Licensed Material.
    • Products for Resale: May not use Licensed Material in connection with any goods or services intended for resale or distribution where the primary value lies in the content itself including, without limitation, cards, stationery items, paper products, calendars, apparel items, posters (printed on paper, canvas, or any other media), CDs, DVDs, mobile applications or other items for resale, license or other distribution for profit. This includes "on demand" products (meaning products in which Licensed Material is selected by a third party for customization on such product on a made-to-order basis), including, without limitation, postcards, mugs, t-shirts, posters and other items (this includes the sale of products through custom designed websites, as well as sites such as zazzle.com and cafepress.com).
    • No Electronic Templates: May not use Licensed Material in electronic or digital templates intended for resale or other distribution (for example, website templates, business card templates, electronic greeting card templates, brochure design templates).
    • Limited print run: May not reproduce the Licensed Material more than 500,000 times in physical print form. This restriction does not apply to electronic reproductions.

    For more information see their full License agreement.

The customer number (17 576 234) will need to be provided when contacting support.

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Users who still need help after reviewing the resources on this page or contacting Getty technical support can request support from UAB eLearning using the link below.

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