Getty Images switches to Pinterest-like boards for curation
Every online editor should know the remarkable library that Getty Images has available for them online, for a price, but the vast library and instantly updating media-images are a staple in the editorial community.
One of the best features that Getty offers editors and media-managers is the ability to quickly curate galleries of appropriate images that an editor may require for a feature story, a short article, or a recent event; and that curation is getting a major overhaul. Starting today Getty Images will be replacing their long-standing lightboxes with ‘Boards,’ and they closely resemble the popular Pinterest boards that many users are familiar with from the popular social-media network.
Over the next few days, Getty Boards will be replacing the lightbox feature on gettyimages.com and the Getty Images mobile app. Once the switch is in place, the imagery in customers lightboxes will be converted to Boards. Users will still be able to access all the imagery that they have curated using lightboxes in the past, even after ‘Boards’ officially launches.
“The new Boards feature offers a beautiful and intuitive curation experience that allows you to more easily organize, share and discuss assets available through Getty Images,” explains Getty in an email prepping users for the upcoming changes. The company went on to explain, “You can also create and manage Boards in the new Getty Images iOS app – allowing you to seamlessly collaborate with colleagues even when you’re on the go.”
The company stopped short of giving an exact date for the new ‘Boards’ feature to launch, but ‘Boards’ should be a welcomed addition for anyone that uses the popular media-site on a regular basis. More information on the new design, when it will become available on each of the mobile platforms, and other launch details are expected to be announced over the next few days.