Life Goes Live Online
Getty Images and Time Inc. have partnered to launch Life.com, which will feature seven million photos from the 1850s through today.
The photos feature descriptions and are categorized allowing users to view, rate, share and link to images in the vast collection. In addition to the Life photos, Getty plans on adding about 3,000 new images daily.
"Whatever you want to look at, whether it happened an hour ago, a century ago, or any time in between, you’ll be able to find it quickly, easily, and for free. Life.com’s mission is to allow you to explore your world through the world’s greatest images," said Andrew Blau, CEO of Life.com.
The site will feature photo galleries, news, celebrity, sports, travel and animals along with timely photos to be offered daily. Users will be able to search photos by topic, time period, interest and by photographer. Framed prints will also be available for purchase.
"The Life.com tagline, ‘See your world,’ demonstrates the access consumers have to the photos that have shaped their lives. From photos of newsmakers and heroes who have made a profound impact on our lives, to classic Hollywood and celebrity images that have shaped our culture, this expansive photo collection gives the public seven million new ways to see their world," said Bill Shapiro, Life.com Editor.