Getty Images, creator and distributor of visual content and other digital media and Flickr have announced a collaboration. The new association will enable Getty Images to source the images from Flickr and in return Flickr members can participate in a Flickr collection on Getty Images, which will be available for licensing to Getty Images’ creative, commercial and editorial customers.
Talking about the tie-up, Jonathan Klein, co-founder and CEO of Getty Images said, “We are excited and proud to be partnering with Flickr to offer our customers even more choice for their projects. Our customers will be able to select and use the best imagery from a fresh collection of high-quality images chosen by us from Flickr’s diverse and prolific community.”
“Flickr is the ideal partner as we continue to move the imagery industry forward by offering the broadest range of high quality digital content to our customers,” continued Klein.
The Flickr collection will contain photographs selected by Getty Images. In coming months Getty Images will begin inviting selected Flickr members. further, Getty Images said that it will be the exclusive rights manager of the photos selected to become part of the collection.