Getty Images and Flickr kill partnership after five years

Personally, I never managed to get the Getty Integration to work. I’ve only been contacted by individuals through the Flickr-mail system when they wanted to use my photos in a publication.

It’s a shame for Flickr, and perhaps wishful thinking that now perhaps they will re-think their recent design changes (which made the site much less usable and enjoyable).

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For half a decade, Flickr users have had the option to license their images through Getty Image’s Flickr Collection. Partly curated and partly open to submission, it allowed photographers a chance to monetize the photos they’d already uploaded, without much extra work. Now, seemingly out of nowhere, Getty has contacted its Flickr users to tell them the partnership is ending, and what was once the Flickr Collection is being reborn as a new collection called “Moment”.

According to DPReview, the letter (reproduced in full below)…

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