Hello, kitty! Have you read about the new embeddable Getty Images? Getty realized that people were going to use their images with or without permission. For all the blog posts about not using copyrighted photos, people still do it. Getty decided that to beat them, they had to join them. Many of the images in the Getty catalogue are now embeddable, like most of the videos on YouTube.
I'm not sure what other bloggers think, but so far I like the idea. I've wasted so much time looking for the source of a photo I want to use, only to come up with nothing. Usually I give up and find a photo of my own, a somewhat related free stock photo, or something from Flickr Commons. It's not like I'm rolling in dollar bills from blogging, so paying a stock photo company for images is not practical for me. This seems like an everybody wins solution. We shall see. The only issue I have is that you cannot change the size of the image and some of them are BIG.