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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:54 am 
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Santa was kind to me after Black Friday and gave me a 2-1 Chromebook. The default wallpaper is an astonishing picture from the Peaks District in England. Check it out at https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/phot ... popup=true

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:37 pm 
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Wow is right. The scenery's fantastic, but $499 to buy the picture?!

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Santa assures me the entire Chromebook was less than that :D Plus every time I boot up I get to admire that view in stunning color :D

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an seanduine wrote:
Santa was kind to me after Black Friday and gave me a 2-1 Chromebook. The default wallpaper is an astonishing picture from the Peaks District in England. Check it out at https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/phot ... popup=true

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The Peak District is lovely. It's really lovely to be out in. The scenery is much gentler and softer than the Lake District, and there aren't so many scary mountain walks. Now, people will say I'm a wimp, but there are quite a few walks in the Lake District that I won't go up. The hills of the Peak District are much friendlier and less austere. And only about three hours drive from me. :)

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I used to walk both the Lake District & the Dark Peaks, really are lovely places. :)

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Wow is right. The scenery's fantastic, but $499 to buy the picture?!


It's not like they're charging $499 for a print of a photograph. It's an unlimited royalty-free license. Meaning that $499 gives you the right to put it on t-shirts, use as album covers or book covers, or whatever. The two larger (and larger-priced) pictures are set at 300dpi, which is the proper resolution for print runs. It's assumed that you'd use the license/picture to generate some kind of profit for yourself. I don't think Getty is assuming that someone's gonna pay the license so they can use the picture as a desktop wallpaper on a single machine :P

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