Photomatching Media Options

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There are many different types of media that you can use to photomatch your jerseys against.  The most common is a photographers photo from the team, internet, or attempting to find a match on photo service websites such as Getty Images or AP Images.

Some of our very resourceful members have found other ways to photomatch their jerseys with media such as game video, hockey cards, souvenir cups, programs, etc.  These matches take much more research, but are awesome when you find results!

Share with us your “Win” story on photomatching your jersey to uncommon media!
(Pictured above: 1997-98 Kevin Hodson 2nd Set 2, photomatched to hockey card)

One of our eagle eyed collectors shared his story on this jersey: 2012-13 Chris Kunitz
While watching the game, he took a picture of the freeze frame from his TV prior to actually purchasing the jersey.  That is thinking ahead!

Jersey Photomatchers: Getty Images Free to Use

Getty Images has decided to change the way the allow customers to use their images.  Citing social sharing, they are now including the availability to embed your selected image directly into pages or share them on social media, as long as you keep their footer at the bottom of the image.

This allows you to view and share photos without the Getty Images watermark placed on the photo, that the company openly admits was previously simple to obtain anyway.  What this means for us is the free and fast use and sharing of photographs, helping us to find jersey photomatches and share the images.

The embed code allows you to resize the image according to your specific use (we halved the sizing to fit our article in this example) and the image that appears without a watermark can still be right-clicked and saved.

While you are browsing the different images Getty has to offer, you will notice different icons at the bottom of the hover and pop out previews.
Hover over preview with sharing disabled

Hover over preview

Pop up preview

The first image shows a picture that is not allowed to be shared.  For the other pictures,we have highlighted the tools that indicated the sharing/embed feature is enabled and where you can click to share.

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