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This article was published on March 11, 2014


The five-year-long Getty Images-Flickr partnership has come to an end

The five-year-long Getty Images-Flickr partnership has come to an end Image by: LOIC VENANCE
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A five-year partnership between Getty Images and Yahoo-owned photo service Flickr has officially come to an end, PetaPixel reports.

The partnership, which was inked in 2008, saw Getty Images going through Flickr content and inviting Flickr members to contribute their photos, which would then be made available for licensing to Getty Images’ creative, commercial and editorial customers.

PetaPixel reports that according to an email from Getty Images sent in by a reader, the original agreement with Flickr has reached its end and a new partnership has not been inked — though Getty Images says it is still “open to working with Yahoo!/Flickr.”

A Yahoo spokesperson sort of confirmed the termination of the agreement to us, saying: “We’ve enjoyed partnering with Getty for the past five years to provide Flickr users licensing opportunities through Getty Images.”

According to PetaPixel’s report, the Flickr collection on Getty Images will now form the basis of a new house collection called ‘Moment.’

Getty Images will no longer be searching and browsing through Flickr photostreams to invite users to submit their photos — instead Flickr users have to use the same procedure as the other Getty and iStock contributors and send in full-sized, captioned and released images to them for review and selection.

Getty Images is also increasing its focus on mobile images by letting users submit pictures submit pictures shot on their phones to its new Moment-Mobile App — to which all Flickr collection contributors will be invited. The app is iOS only for now, but Android will be coming soon.

Headline image via LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images