Getty Im­ages in­tro­duces a host of changes for 2014

And Paves the Way for its Own Collection

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Af­ter nearly six years of part­ner­ship, Getty Im­ages has de­cided not to re­new its part­ner­ship with Flickr. Dis­trib­uted as an email an­nounce­ment to Getty Im­age con­trib­u­tors, Getty re­as­sured that while they are not re­new­ing their part­ner­ship, they will still be work­ing with Flickr/ Ya­hoo! and not change their agree­ment with the con­trib­u­tors.

Also in­cluded in the email was a list of what Getty was go­ing to change in the suc­cess­ful Getty Im­age’s Flickr Collection photo plat­form. First, the Flickr collection will be the ba­sis for a new collection called Mo­ment. The new collection will also in­clude an app called Mo­ment-Mo­bile. The app, while cur­rently only avail­able for iOS de­vices (com­ing soon to An­droid), of­fers an al­ter­na­tive for con­trib­u­tors to sub­mit im­ages to the Mo­ment collection.

Getty has also con­firmed that the upload por­tal will be up­dated to ac­com­mo­date the new work­flow, but user’s lo­gin in­for­ma­tion will re­main the same. Users will also be able to sub­mit full-sized, cap­tioned and re­leased im­ages for Getty to re­view, sim­i­lar to the other Getty and iStock con­trib­u­tors. Getty will also con­tinue to give daily guid­ance and com­mu­ni­cate with the Getty Con­trib­u­tor com­mu­nity on their web­site and fo­rum, where they will be send­ing emails that will con­tain URL for the new web­site and fo­rum, as well as their lo­gin cre­den­tials, un­til they have cov­ered ev­ery user in the com­mu­nity.

Fi­nally, Getty will also be ex­pand­ing the range of its prod­ucts by al­low­ing users’ ac­cess to be re­viewed in Getty’s other col­lec­tions where ap­pro­pri­ate, which in­clude ed­i­to­ri­als, videos, wall dé­cor, print sales and more.

Getty Im­ages has al­ready taken steps to ex­pand Mo­ment and mak­ing its collection known by al­low­ing low-res­o­lu­tion em­bed­ded im­ages at no charge, with no wa­ter­marks on non­com­mer­cial blogs and so­cial me­dia. Getty is not only pitch­ing this new em­bed­ding ser­vice to help com­bat unau­tho­rized im­age theft, but also to pro­mote its ser­vices.

How­ever, while this is a le­gal method to use copy­righted im­ages, the em­bed­ding is strictly limited to non­com­mer­cial im­age use and that Getty also has the right, in its terms and con­di­tions, to place ad­ver­tise­ments in the Em­bed­ded Viewer, or other­wise mon­e­tize its use with­out any com­pen­sa­tion to the em­bed­der.

As for as the distinc­tion be­tween commercial and non­com­mer­cial use goes, users can freely post an em­bed­ded im­age onto their blog or so­cial me­dia of choice, so long as they are not us­ing it to pro­mote a ser­vice, prod­uct or busi­ness. How­ever, the pho­tog­ra­pher of the im­age will also not re­ceive any com­pen­sa­tion for the work, ex­cept for be­ing cred­ited in the Em­bed­ded Viewer.

Users can eas­ily ob­tain the em­bed code with a sin­gle click on the em­bed­ding icon.

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