Getty Images Partners with VCG to Get Corbis Footage and Images

Getty Images and Corbis are two of the world’s leader in visual communications. Through the former’s partnership with the largest Chinese new media and visual communication business, the creative community is in for a better treat. Getty has over 200 million visual content in its library and is expanding to include Corbis footage (which you can find here), images, and archival content. This content will be available in VCG platform in China and Getty Images to the rest of the world.


VCG or Visual China Group acquired Corbis in order to expand globally. Under their terms of agreement, VCG will own and manage the names and trademarks associated with Corbis Motion, Images and Veer. They will be responsible for licensing all images associated with these brands in China and all around the world. But, what does Getty Images have to do with this?

Getty Images is the most trusted and esteemed source of visual content in the industry today. It innovates to bring its customers the most comprehensive and diverse content for the creative projects. The addition of Corbis footages and images to its collection bring unparalleled depth and breadth to its library. VCG has been exclusively distributing Getty Images content in China for over 10 years, this partnership will strengthen their relationship in the visual content industry.


What content will you be able to access from Getty Images? GI will represent Corbis Motion, Corbis Images and Veer. It will also include archival and documentary content, such as from the Bettmann and Syma archives.

VCG and Getty Images have started the transition of the most significant Corbis content on May 2, 2016 and will continue with the rest of the Corbis footages and images during the summer. The migration will be completed as quickly as possible to make sure that customers, contributors and partners will have a seamless transition. All Corbis content are now available at Getty Images as new collections. You can filter your searches to see the migrated content or view it alongside GI collections.

Getty Images integrated Corbis footage, images and archival content as well as partners and contributors that they do not represent to give their customers a more comprehensive and diverse collection of stock assets. It now offers a broader offering across stills, videos, archival content, creative and editorial – all available in one place.

You will surely benefit from this migration as you will enjoy a complete content offering, standardized terms, unified service, and simplified experience. With over 200 million stock content in the library, you will have more premium collections to choose from. More of the highest quality content are available in one place plus pricing for every budget level. Royalty-free to prestige content are all available for purchase via Ultrapacks.