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Getty Images Will Troll Flickr for Usable Shots


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You know all those “artsy" photos of your cat or the MySpace-esque bathroom self-portraits littering your Flickr account? They might actually be worth something.

Getty Images will be trolling the online photo site in order to find shots worthy of a commercial licensing deal. In the next few months, Getty will extend invites to Flickr members, who will then have the opportunity to participate in a collection created by the photo house. Getty will become the exclusive commercial rights manager of the photos.

“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," Jonathan Klein, co-founder and CEO of Getty Images, said in a statement.

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