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Flickr Opens Photo-Selling Marketplace With Select Photographers
Photographers will get 51 percent of revenue. Yahoo gets the rest.
The Marketplace opened this past summer to help connect photographers with photo licensing opportunities, but only now is it opening up to direct photo sales to general consumers. Flickr has hand-selected both the photographers that are able to sell their work, and the specific images that are available.
The company didn’t say how many photographers have been invited, but it did say that there are more than 50 million images available for purchase. Consumers can choose from different mounting options and sizes, with prices varying accordingly.
If Flickr opens the program to more users, it could become a valuable marketing and sales tool for smaller photographers.
It’s also a revenue generator for Yahoo. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the program works on a revenue-split basis, with photographers getting 51 percent of the net sale and Yahoo getting the rest.
(Photo via Creative Commons.)
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