- This Comment has been edited to reflect what has been discovered since I wrote it. Getty images does allow free use of images but only when embedded with a type of code that Medium does not have built into the system. There is a work-around but that is risky and not recommended. So with this in mind, I gracefully concede the point. Christopher Boswell I apologize for being too quick to argue an incorrect point.
̶G̶e̶t̶t̶y̶ ̶I̶m̶a̶g̶e̶s̶ ̶c̶o̶m̶e̶ ̶w̶a̶t̶e̶r̶m̶a̶r̶k̶e̶d̶,̶ ̶y̶e̶t̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶y̶ ̶t̶r̶u̶l̶y̶ ̶a̶r̶e̶ ̶m̶e̶a̶n̶t̶ ̶f̶o̶r̶ ̶u̶s̶e̶ ̶i̶n̶ ̶p̶l̶a̶t̶f̶o̶r̶m̶s̶ ̶l̶i̶k̶e̶ ̶m̶e̶d̶i̶u̶m̶ ̶b̶y̶ ̶w̶r̶i̶t̶e̶r̶s̶ ̶i̶n̶ ̶p̶a̶i̶d̶ ̶p̶r̶o̶g̶r̶a̶m̶s̶,̶ ̶s̶u̶c̶h̶ ̶a̶s̶ ̶M̶e̶d̶i̶u̶m̶’̶s̶ ̶p̶a̶r̶t̶n̶e̶r̶ ̶p̶r̶o̶g̶r̶a̶m̶.̶ ̶N̶o̶t̶ ̶a̶l̶l̶ ̶w̶a̶t̶e̶r̶m̶a̶r̶k̶s̶ ̶i̶n̶d̶i̶c̶a̶t̶e̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶f̶t̶.̶ ̶T̶h̶a̶t̶’̶s̶ ̶i̶m̶p̶o̶r̶t̶a̶n̶t̶ ✔️