Getty to Offer Flickr Images for Sale

Getty to Offer Flickr Images for Sale
Creative Commons License photo credit: Thomas Hawk

So this should be quite an interesting show to watch… Getty tapping into Flickr. Thomas Hawk wrote up some very in-depth discussions about this new development on his blog (link below) and on the Flickr image above.

I’m really curious to see what comes of this partnership, but I can’t say that I’ll be quick to jump in. If it turns out being similar to microstocks or other low-cost royalty-free arrangements… well, I’ll probably pass it up altogether. Not that there’s anything wrong with these setups, but I tried that route a while ago and I found that it doesn’t suit my needs.

What I’m most interested in seeing is how things pan out with the pro-stock crowd already with Getty. I mean, think about it… now your buyers are going to be turned loose on Flickr! Hey, Flickr may have a lot of amateurs mulling about, but there’s a whole heap of really great photos over there. Personally, I’d be more than a little concerned about competing with the collective Flickr crowd.

Read more at Thomas Hawk’s Digital Connection…

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