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IMG_2141Getty Images launched a new app for the iPhone and iPad today called Getty Images Stream, which allows users to view the latest photographs from the Seattle-based stock photography company.

The app allows users to brows photos in a number of categories, including news, entertainment and sports photography. When a user taps on one of those categories, they’ll be taken to a “stream” of photos from Getty.

Once there, they can scroll through the photos, favorite them, get more information about the photo’s subject, and even set up a slideshow of the images to watch.

Users who see a picture that they like can choose to share it with their friends using a variety of methods, including via email, Twitter and Facebook. It also includes support for copying an embed link to the image that’s free for non-commercial use on blogs and other websites.

It’s another move by the company to try and get the photographs it has in the hands of as many people as possible.

Last year, Getty announced that it would enable free embeds for many of its images, and this app is designed to extend that functionality to users’ iPhones and iPads. Users who want to buy a license to use one of the photos will have to look elsewhere, though: there’s no way to purchase an image directly from the app.

Getty Images Stream is available as a free download from the iOS App Store.

Previously on GeekWire: Getty Images sets new pricing for iStock, takes swipe at Shutterstock

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