Flickr is shutting down Marketplace, its commercial photo licensing program | TechCrunch

Two years ago Flickr rolled out Marketplace, a photo licensing service that was meant to help Flickr users get paid by big websites and media properties that wanted to use that user’s photos.As of today, Flickr Marketplace is going away. It’ll take a few months for Flickr to wind things down, and Flickr notes that any royalties due to users will be paid, but the program is effectively over.Flickr announced the closure via an e-mail sent to Marketplace users, citing “consistent feedback” that the service wasn’t up to par. We haven’t heard much about the service since launch, suggesting it wasn’t getting much attention within Flickr — meanwhile, competitors like 500px and EyeEm are raising millions of dollars to battle for the space….

Source: Flickr is shutting down Marketplace, its commercial photo licensing program | TechCrunch

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