Inspiration can strike anywhere. With our new, refreshed iStock 4.0 app, you can find the best images that speak to your inspiration, wherever you happen to be. Easily search, save and share, create Boards and more.

SEARCH - Search the entire iStock image collection, now including video
FILTER - Filter on the complete set of iStock image criteria, and now you can save several filter settings for future use
VIEW - See larger images in full-screen view with rotation and pinch-and-zoom, and now see more images from the contributor
SAVE - Save images to your existing lightboxes (now called Boards), create new Boards and use the same Boards on your iOS device or your computer
SHARE - Share images and Boards via email and messaging

What's New

Version 4.04

Minor update for localization of GDPR compliance.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5

345 Ratings

345 Ratings



I needed to purchase a layout from my phone/my account and email it to someone. It downloaded as a JPG. I needed the vector file. So they could edit. Unfortunately it doesn’t seem to be an option from the mobile app.

Useless. Used to Crash, Now it Just Locks Up


UPDATE: Crashes are fixed but, performance still lags. It seems as if the developers and UX-UI Team were designing this app for the Getty client versus the people who would actually use this product. Even on the newer iPads (Retina Airs) the performance is sluggish. Rather than having a view that needs to redraw every time something needs to be added to a lightbox, would it not be more efficient to have a peek state or a selector view (devoid of thumbnail images that need to reloaded)? An interface that allowed users to make multiple selections and quickly add images to a lightbox from a simple list view would be ideal. This is what designers, art directors and creative directors need, a tool that allows us to work efficiently -- not a pretty UI or preview states during simple tasks.

PREVIOUSLY: In an app that was not only greatly anticipated it becomes exceedingly clear that Getty has no idea how navigation stacks work in iOS. Furthermore, it lags in performance in nearly every major function it is supposed to accomplish. Missing are elegant touches like lazy load and background loading of images. This means you the user end up spending more time for search results to load than necessary. The tool is so slow it makes more sense to do your image searches on the website.

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ThirtyFiveThousand opinions

The app is only good for searching, storing “boards” of images, and staring at the results. There is no purchasing function. At least, there’s not one I’ve seen, because if you leave the search engine part of the app for the “account” section, the app locks up. Same thing happens if you attempt to create a “board” while looking at the results of an image search. The best part of the whole app to me is being taken to the Terms of License thing/section, scrolling to the bottom, and finding amongst the broken links and frozen functionality, a button allowing me to go to the App Store and download the app I AM CURRENTLY USING. This very broken app was not tested. I don’t even think it’s been to school. This is just an iStock webpage does-not-workaround. Use your web browser instead.


Getty Images Inc.
118.1 MB
Photo & Video
Requires iOS 10.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
Age Rating
You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Simulated Gambling
Frequent/Intense Sexual Content or Nudity
Copyright ©2016 iStock


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