I really like using interesting photographs on my blog but it’s frustrating to find the perfect image only to see it’s strictly copyrighted. (As a librarian, just nabbing images from anywhere on the internet seems like a bad idea.) I saw an article today announcing Getty Images is allowing millions of their photographs to be embedded in blogs and used in other editorial ways. The “catch” is that advertisements will (might be?) embedded along with the images. This page explains the details and has a link to where to search.
I thought I’d test it out – it isn’t clear from the website what the adverts look like. I can’t see them, either, while editing the blog. I’ve posted some interesting photos below – would you let me know what kinds of adverts you see, if any? Are they acceptable or annoying?