“Getty and Flickr have just entered into an exclusive partnership to sell Flickr images.

Here’s how it’ll work:

  1. Getty editors will scour Flickr for images they deem saleable
  2. They’ll contact photographers whose images are selected to see if they want to make them available for licensing by Getty Images
  3. Assuming the photographer says yes, the images become available through Getty’s Flickr collection, and accessible to all their existing customers in the image licensing space

It remains to be seen how many images Getty will select, what deal they’ll offer photographers, and how they’ll select images. But people have been wondering what impact Flickr would have on the stock photography space for years, and this is a pretty interesting deal!”