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Getty Images FAQ

Some answers to common questions about our partnership with Getty Images.

How much does it cost?

Each image is $10, billed through Squarespace. We’ll charge the same card you use to pay for your site.

What can I do with an image after I purchase it?

Once you license the image, you can add it in most places where images are supported on your site, including:

  • Image Blocks
  • Gallery Blocks
  • Gallery Pages
  • Page Thumbnail Images
  • Cover Pages that support imagery

What rights do I have to an image after I license it?

Once you license an image, it’s yours to keep and use on your site. You’ll have full access to the web-ready image.

If you'd like to download your image for additional editing or use it in other contexts (offline, advertising, etc.), you'll need to purchase additional licensing directly from Getty Images. Note that this may not be available for select images. 

For more Getty Images dos and don'ts, visit our Image Terms.

Can I use a watermarked image?

Please license any images that you use publicly, including images that you share to social networks or set as a page thumbnail. Watermarked images are provided for private use so you can get a feel for how an image would look on your site.

If you keep a watermarked image on your site without licensing it, your live site will have a banner stating "This page is using preview images from Getty Images. Please purchase them to remove the banner." Visitors will see this banner on all pages of your site.

After a period of time, you may receive a takedown notice, or the image may be automatically removed from your site.

A banner says I'm previewing a Getty Image, but I can't see a watermarked image

Where the banner displays will give you an idea of where to look for the watermarked image. If the banner displays on all pages, the image may be in a site-wide element, such as the footer. If the banner only displays on one page, the image is on that page, but may not be visible. Use these methods to find the image:

  • Open Page Settings for the page where the banner displays. Check the Media tab to remove any watermarked Getty Images. For example, in certain templates, the Index Page's thumbnail image won't display on your site, but will still trigger the Getty Image banner.
  • If any content areas on your site are hidden, such as sidebars, page headers, page footers, or intro areas, use the Style Editor to display them. Then check them for watermarked images.

Can I use the same images on multiple sites?

No. An image you license from Getty Images is only available on the site from which it was licensed. If you have multiple Squarespace sites under one account, it’s not possible to use the same images in more than one. You also can’t transfer a purchased image from one site to another.

Which contributors can purchase images?

By default, Site Owners, Admins, Content Editors, and Store Managers can license images. You can prevent Content Editors and Store Managers from purchasing images by unchecking Allow Non-Admins to Purchase Assets in the Permissions panel.

What’s your refund policy?

Getty Image purchases are non-refundable.

Before licensing an image, we highly recommend previewing it until you're happy with how it matches the aesthetic of your site. Previews are risk-free, and you can preview multiple images for as long as you want. 

If I edited an image and want to start over, do I have to license it again?

No. You can delete the image or remove the block, and follow these steps to re-add the image for free.

Can I still add my own images to my site?

Of course. The Getty Images partnership is an alternative way to easily find high-quality, affordable images. You can always upload your own image, and the Getty Images search is there if you need it.

If I delete my site, will I keep the rights to my images?

Yes. Even if you leave Squarespace, you can take images you’ve licensed so long as you’re only using them on a single website. You're free to use your licensed images within another website hosted somewhere else, provided that your Squarespace website is no longer live and has been completely moved to another service.

I can't find the option to add Getty Images

If Getty Images doesn't appear in an image uploader or if you see an error message when attempting to license an image, it means that your site is in trial. Please upgrade to paid service to license Getty Images.

I found an image directly through Getty Images, but I can't find it through Squarespace. Can I still license it?

Getty offers additional images for licensing that aren't available through our integration. For convenience, we recommend choosing a similar image through our integration. To license an image from Getty that isn't available through our integration, feel free to purchase the image license directly from Getty Images, then upload the image to your site in accordance with your license.

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