"Since the Flickr Collection’s debut in March 2009, more than 100,000 images have been made available for customers to license. These pictures were taken by 10,000 photogs in more than 100 countries, all of whom are active in the Flickr community. But what if you’ve found the perfect image on Flickr and it’s not part of the collection?"
"In the past, images were added to the collection in two ways: by invitation after a Getty Images editor reviewed your public images or through the 'Call to Artists' program (launched in November 2009).
"Through the program, potential customers will see a 'Request to License via Getty Images' option on imagery by Flickr artists who have opted into the program."
"So, while Getty Images expert editors continue to add more images to the Flickr Collection on Getty Images from the four billion created by Flickr’s community, customers can now browse Flickr to find exactly what they need for their campaign and use it legally – all through the Request to License feature."
- Flickr Clouds from Getty Images (June 28, 2009)
- Getty Images and Flickr launch the Flickr Collection (March 11, 2009)
- Building the Flickr Collection on Getty Images (Jan. 23, 2009)
- “Request to License” via Getty Images is here! (Flickr blog, also on the Getty blog)
- Getty taps into Flickr snappers (BBC yesterday):
"Neither Getty nor Flickr were forthcoming about actual rates saying they vary from job to job but are industry standard. It is generally thought the average rate for an image is between $150-$240 (£100-£160). Hal Bergman, a full-time photographer, said he is concerned about opening up the floodgates."
Well, "industry standard", hahaha.... :-D .... now we have a two-tier system with microstockers selling at micro prices and the true crowd behind Flickr selling for "industry standard" rates.
- Flickr-Getty deal gets new photo sales option (Stephen Shankland today):
"It's not clear, though, what standards Getty will use for the licensing program even if a customer wants a photo."