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« on: March 10, 2014, 13:55 »
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The Flickr Collection will form the basis of a new house collection called Moment. Instead of using Flickr, contributors will be using the same procedure as all other Getty and iStock contributors and submitting full-sized, captioned and released images for review and selection.


« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2014, 13:58 »
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« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2014, 13:59 »
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Just an email to Flickr contributors and a post on a group:
http://www.flickr.com/groups/gettyimagescontributors/discuss/72157642162567385/

« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2014, 14:00 »
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« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2014, 14:04 »
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Flickr group pool is already disabled. They are going to sent emails to contributors how they can upload images using GI resources.

« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2014, 14:04 »
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new house collection called Moment

Moment is a Getty iPhone application, isn't it?
Now it became a new collection?

Sri

« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2014, 14:06 »
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Yeah.. i also received their email...

« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2014, 14:06 »
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OK, I am posting their message:
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Today we are announcing that we provided notice to terminate our existing agreement with Flickr. Our original agreement reached its end, and while we continue to be open to working with Yahoo!/Flickr, we have not agreed to a new agreement at this time.

Your status as a contributor to Getty Images is unchanged by this news. Your current agreement with Getty Images remains the same and agreements will NOT be terminated by us as a result of this change, no matter how few images you have on gettyimages.com.

For the last 5 years we have been very proud to provide a global platform for the work of Flickr artists, celebrating their originality and talent with our customers around the world. Those of us who are directly involved with the Flickr collection have thoroughly enjoyed and been inspired by our experience working within the Flickr community. Built to represent the best in authentic, spontaneous photography selected through social sharing, Getty Images Flickr collection has grown to be a tremendous success. We have never been more committed than we are now to expanding on what weve started together.

What Will Change? Here are some highlightswith details to follow in the coming days and weeks:

   Welcome to Moment: The Flickr Collection will form the basis of a new house collection called Moment.

   Moment Mobile: Our new Moment-Mobile App provides another way for you to participate by submitting images shot on your mobile device. All Flickr collection contributors will be invited. (iOs only for now-Andriod to come). We are very pleased with the launch and early results from our Moment App, which is now being used by 3,500 contributors from 100 countries who have so far have submitted more than 30,000 images through the app.

   Curators: Flickr curators will continue and expand their role in identifying the best social content from a wider range of sources which, alongside our Moment App, will further grow our Moment collections.

   The Upload Portal you are already familiar with will be updated to accommodate a slightly different workflow (see below) but your log-in will remain the same.

   You will be in control. Since we will not be using the systems built for the Flickr partnership, we will no longer be searching and browsing through photostreams or Artist Picks looking for images and inviting them. Instead, you will be using the same procedure as all our other Getty and iStock contributors and submitting full-sized, captioned and released images to us for review and selection.

   Support: Communication and daily guidance will continue via our Getty Images Contributor Community website and forum. We will be sending out a welcome e-mail containing the URL and your log-in credentials. These emails will begin shortly and continue over the next few weeks until everyone is covered.

   Creative Research: You will have access to our proprietary research briefs on an ongoing basis

   Range of Products: You will have access to be reviewed for submissions to our other collections where appropriate including editorial, video, Photos.com, our new platform for wall dcor, print sales, and more.

What should you do? Please watch for more news and information in our Getty Images Contributors Group on Flickr and watch for important emails. Check your Contact information! Please make sure the e-mail address and other contact information we have for you is up to date so we can include you in our communications. You can do this by logging in to the Upload Portal at contribute.gettyimages.com and clicking on Update your profile in the Account Management section.

Thank you for all of your wonderful images and support over the past five years! We look forward to moving ahead with Moment, and with each and every one of you. - The Getty Images Creative Team

Sri

« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2014, 14:13 »
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Does it mean the getty-flickr contributors can now submit only mobile shots to getty ?!?!

« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2014, 14:17 »
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It looks like Flickr contributors should become normal GI contributors but I am not sure if they going to be reviewed individually before?

Sri

« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2014, 14:29 »
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Ok so from flickr discussion, it appears that flickr contributors' submission will be  reviewed for getty house 'Moment' which include Moment RF, Moment RM, Moment Open, Moment Select, Moment Vision and Moment Mobile.
So not just mobile shots.

« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2014, 14:37 »
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Yet another announcement where no one quite knows what it means (most of all I-stock probably)

« Reply #12 on: March 10, 2014, 14:38 »
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« Reply #13 on: March 10, 2014, 14:40 »
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Perhaps they are related in some obscure way?

« Reply #14 on: March 10, 2014, 14:41 »
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« Reply #15 on: March 10, 2014, 17:35 »
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My guess is that this PROBABLY signals that Flickr/Yahoo is going to get into the photo selling business sooner than later.

With 500px.com launching their PRIME commercial selling initiative, its likely that Flickr/Yahoo is probably going to do something similar.

Regardless of what happens - I just hope that someone emerges from the chaos to give Getty a true competitor - and hopefully that someone will understand that the photographers are still an integral part of the equation.

« Reply #16 on: March 10, 2014, 19:45 »
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My guess is that this PROBABLY signals that Flickr/Yahoo is going to get into the photo selling business sooner than later.

With 500px.com launching their PRIME commercial selling initiative, its likely that Flickr/Yahoo is probably going to do something similar.

Regardless of what happens - I just hope that someone emerges from the chaos to give Getty a true competitor - and hopefully that someone will understand that the photographers are still an integral part of the equation.
It's nice to dream but in reality it will likely drive prices even lower. Yahoo certainly won't be competing on their great looking and easy to use website.

« Reply #17 on: March 11, 2014, 08:54 »
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A while back I would have been as happy as a fishmonger's cat over this announcement - an invitation to submit direct for Getty - thus avoiding all the kerfuffle of the past with Artist's Picks, Curator Picks and whatnot.

However, given recent events I can't help feeling underwhelmed. Have to think about this one.

wds

« Reply #18 on: March 11, 2014, 10:29 »
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From the announcement: "...Moment Mobile: ... (iOs only for now-Andriod to come)....". Is this the first time Getty is officially stating they will in fact support Android for Moment Mobile?

ShadySue

  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #19 on: March 11, 2014, 12:11 »
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From the announcement: "...Moment Mobile: ... (iOs only for now-Andriod to come)....". Is this the first time Getty is officially stating they will in fact support Android for Moment Mobile?
I think so; but with the free embed announcement, I'm probably past caring. To think, only a couple of weeks ago I was miffed because it was iPhone only, and because a lot of my E+ files weren't migrated.
Be careful what you wish for!

« Reply #20 on: May 11, 2015, 01:31 »
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I agree with SHADYSUE's comment about that...........

PZF

« Reply #21 on: May 30, 2015, 06:55 »
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MOMENT here is a headache pill......!

ShadySue

  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #22 on: May 30, 2015, 07:55 »
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MOMENT here is a headache pill......!
In what way/s?

PZF

« Reply #23 on: June 01, 2015, 10:25 »
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Expensive Ibuprofen.
Just hope the name isn't giving us a clue !


 

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