celgins - 11:05 pm on Jan 16, 2013 (gmt 0)
From Webwork: Create your own images or hire a graphic designer that has been schooled not only in graphic design tools but also in copyright and trademark law and ethics.
From wheel:Yes, agree strongly with webwork. I am very specific with my requirements. I have emails requiring that graphics be created from scratch...
Are you speaking specifically about creating custom graphics (i.e. clipart, shapes, vectors)? Or, are we also talking about photos?
Getty's main cash cow seems to be stock photography. And I'm guessing most royalty-free or rights-managed stock photos used for print media and websites are purchased from companies like Getty because it is very time consuming to shoot your own photos of a family beach outing when you can just purchase stock photography.