Getty Images and Flickr Announce Exclusive Partnership to Offer New Collection of Creative Imagery

    New Flickr collection on to provide customers even more
    authentic, diverse and regionally relevant imagery

    TORONTO, July 8 /CNW/ - Getty Images, the world's leading creator and
distributor of visual content and other digital media, and Flickr, a division
of Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq:   YHOO) and one of the world's largest photo sharing
communities, today announce a collaboration that unites the authenticity of
images from the Flickr community with Getty Images' imagery collections,
photographic expertise and unrivalled experience in licensing digital media.
    The exclusive partnership allows Getty Images to invite Flickr members to
participate in a Flickr branded collection on that will be
available for licensing to Getty Images' creative, commercial and editorial
customers in the coming months.
    "We are excited and proud to be partnering with Flickr to offer our
customers even more choice for their projects. Our customers will be able to
select and use the best imagery from a fresh collection of high-quality images
chosen by us from Flickr's diverse and prolific community," said
Jonathan Klein, co-founder and CEO of Getty Images. "Flickr is the ideal
partner as we continue to move the imagery industry forward by offering the
broadest range of high quality digital content to our customers."
    "This partnership is testimony to the Flickr community of photographers
who have influenced the aesthetics of photography with authentic, creative and
cutting-edge images which will now be available to Getty Images' customers
around the world," said Kakul Srivastava, General Manager, Flickr. "We share
Getty Images' commitment to the power of imagery and are thrilled to be
working with the unrivaled leader in image licensing. Getty Images offers an
unbeatable platform, licensing expertise, and a premier brand for Flickr
members who want to bring their imagery to a worldwide customer base."
    Getty Images and Flickr are working together to establish the first
commercial licensing opportunity for photo-enthusiasts in the Flickr
community. The Flickr collection will feature photography selected by Getty
Images editors based on their expertise in licensing digital content and
insights into customers' needs. In the next several months, Getty Images will
begin inviting selected Flickr members who will have the choice to participate
in the collection. The two companies are collaborating to build online tools
to help editors contact Flickr members, and to add images to the new
collection. Over the next several months, thousands of high-quality images
will be available for licensing on with a goal of making
many more available over time.
    "Through this partnership, we will be offering an expanded choice of
imagery with more regionally relevant content and a wider range in the style
of photography available," said Andy Saunders, Vice President of Creative
Imagery at Getty Images. "Flickr's philosophy of personal sharing and
immediacy has already impacted commercial photography. The new Flickr
collection will expand the definition of stock photography by making it even
easier for our customers to find and license imagery that works in the full
range of traditional and digital media."
    Getty Images will be the exclusive commercial rights manager of the
photos selected to become part of the collection. Flickr members will benefit
from Getty Images' global sales and distribution teams helping to market their
images and from Getty Images' expertise and experience in rights and
clearances of visual content. Getty Images' customers will benefit from the
fresh, unique and individualistic perspectives of members within Flickr's
global community. More information on the different ways imagery can be
licensed on can be found at:

    About Getty Images

    Getty Images is the world's leading creator and distributor of still
imagery, footage and multimedia products, as well as a recognized provider of
other forms of premium digital content, including music. Getty Images serves
business customers in more than 100 countries and is the first place creative
and media professionals turn to discover purchase and manage images and other
digital content. Its award-winning photographers and imagery help customers
produce inspiring work which appears every day in the world's most influential
newspapers, magazines, advertising campaigns, films, television programs,
books and Web sites. Visit Getty Images at to learn more
about how the company is advancing the unique role of digital media in
communications and business, and enabling creative ideas to come to life.

    About Flickr

    Flickr is one of the world's leading online photo and video sharing
communities where people explore, find and manage pictures and video clips of
life's daily moments with friends, family and the world. With 54 million
worldwide visitors each month and more than 2 billion photos stored by
27 million members, Flickr serves as the 'eyes of the world' and has
revolutionized the sharing and discovery of what people see and experience
through digital imagery. Flickr was developed by Ludicorp in February 2004 and
acquired by Yahoo! in March 2005. To share and explore the world's photos and
videos, visit

For further information:

For further information: Clive Hobson, Director Public Relations, Yahoo!
Canada, (416) 848-6184,; Laura Butcher, Environics
Communications, Inc., (416) 969-2766,

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