Scoopt, a picture agency for non-professional photographers, is offering the Flickr community the opportunity to make money from their snaps.
The company is offering to sell images tagged with the keyword 'scoopt' on behalf of the owner and split the proceeds.
"There are some fantastic photographs on Flickr that you just don't find anywhere else," said Scoopt founder Kyle MacRae.
"Some of this content is valuable to creative and media markets, but there's no easy way to connect Flick members to buyers.
"Flickr members are not allowed to advertise content commercially, and it's not easy for buyers to contact them through Flickr to broker one-off transactions. With this unofficial initiative, we are trying to address both problems."
Sales revenue is split 50/50 between Scoopt and the photographer, and the photographer always keeps the full copyright.
Flickr members can tag their images with keyword 'scoopt' to indicate that the content is available for sale, and buyers can search for tagged images and broker sales directly and immediately through Scoopt.
"We will also actively push tagged images to buyers in response to media requests," explained MacRae.
To participate, users need a free Scoopt membership. The company also recommends that Flickr members use a Creative Commons licence to protect their content.
Scoopt offers to sell Flickr users' snaps
By Will Head on Dec 11, 2006 9:47AM