Getty Images Ties With Flickr

Seattle-based Getty Images, which is now owned by private equity firm Hellman & Friedman, has inked a deal to feature photos from Yahoo's popular online photo sharing site, Flickr. According to Flickr, Getty Images' photo editors will identify photos that they would like to feature in the collection and reach out directly to members of the Flickr community as part of new initiative. Details of the program and its launch were not announced. Flickr said the deal will focus on creating a collection of royalty free, rights ready and rights managed photographs.