How to download Flickr photos and data

In this post, we’ve provided instructions on how to download your Flickr photos and data before you decide to delete your account or cling to something else. The process is simple and would not take more than a few minutes of your valuable time. Flickr recently announced a storage limit of 1000 photos for free accounts. It signaled that the photo-sharing site would begin deleting photos and continue until the limit of 1000 was restored. Perhaps, you don’t use your Flickr account anymore but have very old pictures that you would like to backup and download to a computer? If yes, follow these steps

Download Flickr Photos

You can download the photos from either Camera Roll, Album or both. Here’s how!

How to download photos from your Camera Roll

download Flickr photos

  1. Open your Flickr account (you need to have a Yahoo account for this. If you do not have a Yahoo account, signup and create one)
  2. Assuming you have signed up, hover your mouse cursor over ‘You’ as shown in the screenshot below and select ‘Camera Roll’.
  3. Thereafter, click the items you want to download and choose the ‘Download’ option.
  4. Next, click Create zip file and wait for the FlickrMail notification to confirm your zip file is ready.
  5. When done, open the FlickrMail message and click the hyperlink to download it.

How to download an entire album of photos

  1. Navigate to ‘You’ and select ‘Albums’.
  2. Next, open an album and click the ‘Download’ icon.
  3. Again, click Create zip file.
  4. Wait for the FlickrMail notification that your zip file is ready.
  5. When seen, open the FlickrMail message and click the hyperlink to download it

How to download data from your Flickr account

Finally, if you’d like to download all your photos, including all of your data, go to your Flickr account settings and select Request My Flickr Data. The option is visible at the bottom right of the page.

The action when confirmed will begin downloading all the data from your Flickr account to your PC.

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