Getty Images ends co-operating with Flickr – whats next? Mobile!

Getty announces end of cooperation with Flickr

As Getty Images announced to its contributors, it will end the cooperation with Flickr after the five year contract runs out.

In the past years, Flickr had sourced content from amateur and professional photographers who uploaded their images through Yahoo!'s popular photo sharing service Flickr. More than 600,000 images from around the globe were made accessible to the Getty customers, you can check promo code here. Contributors will be invited to submit further content through the Getty upload portal directly if they so wish.

Flickr Collection at Getty Images

Flickr Collection at Getty Images

The images already available on Getty's services will remain for the future. They will be merged into a new house collection called Moment which will also feature mobile photography sourced through Getty Images' very own iPhone app.

This change is the latest in a few we have seen from the Getty family, after it just had announced to allow non-commercial use of most of their library with their Embedded Viewer last week. Also their former subscription licensing website was recently shut down to make place for a new service selling wall decor and print sales to consumers.

German mobile photography app platform EyeEm had also just announced to provide mobile content to Getty Images.

Amos Struck
Amos Struck

I am a publisher and entrepreneur in the stock imagery field. I focus on providing knowledge and solutions for buyers, contributors and agencies, aiming at contributing to the growth and development of the industry. I am the founder and editor of Stock Photo Press, one of the largest networks of online magazines in the industry. I am the founder of Microstock Expo, the only conference dedicated to the microstock segment. I created several software solutions in stock photography like WordPress plugins. Plus I am a recurrent speaker at Photokina Official Stage, and an industry consultant at StockPhotoInsight. I am passionate about technology, marketing and visual imagery.

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