Yahoo has announced that ‘Flickr Wall Art’ will now become a marketplace where you can purchase from a variety of 50 million creative images by professionals and use them creatively in your homes, office or dorm room. Also Read - Your Window PC can now run Android apps
Yahoo had announced ‘Flickr Wall Art’ in October, wherein one could turn their own personal photo stream into museum-quality prints and hang on walls. But with this announcement, now you can also order Creative Commons images and Flickr’s licensed artists’ photographs. Also Read - Yahoo Groups to shut down from December 15
“Today Flickr is bringing the best photographers from around the world to your walls. You can now decorate your home, office, or dorm room with artwork from over 50 million awe-inspiring images,” Rajiv Vaidyanathan, Flickr Product Manager said. Also Read - WordPress owner Automattic buys Tumblr from Verizon
This is a major boost for artists to reach a huge audience through an online medium and earn an income. Users on the Flickr community can purchase the work of Flickr’s licensed artists directly on the site. Photographers can also make the most of this space, and sell their work directly on Flickr. These photographers, however, are screened by a special team who curate Flickr-licensed photographs in different categories like abstract, landscapes, travel, animals, and more.
Flickr personally prints and ships these images to anyone across the globe for a fee. Once you browse through the pictures in the marketplace and like something you see, you need to place the order and decide on the size (various sizes are available from 8″x10″ to 20″x30″).
They even offer Photo Mounts options where you get professional grade paper print with 1-inch wood frame and Gallery Canvas Wrap option with 1.25-inch wood frame.