Flickr Partners With Getty Images To License Images

Getty Images Begins Licensing Flickr Photos from TechCrunch reports Getty Images and Flickr have formed an agreement to allow Getty Images to potentially license images from Flickr’s users.

Getty editors will scan through the Flickr database using tools developed by both companies. When the editor finds an image of interest, Getty will contact the owner of the photo and work out a deal. Getty will share the licensing fees with the photo’s owner. Getty hopes to add thousands of images to their database.

There is no formalized fee-structure; each deal will be negotiated individually. Getty hopes to expand their index, while Flickr hopes this producers more high quality images and also give the Flickr community a way to monetize their images.

Currently there is no way to “apply” to Getty Images; instead, a Getty editor will have to find your photos on their own.

Related Topics: Channel: Consumer | Yahoo: Flickr


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