The Great Flickr Tools Collection

This is a collection of Flickr tools and services for a powerful photo sharing experience? Flickr is a revolution in photo storage, sharing and organization , making image management an easy, natural and collaborative process. Get comments, notes, and tags on your photos, post to any blog, share and chat live and more! Flickr claims to be the best online image management and photo sharing application.

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You can start uploading your photos (like jpeg, jpg, gif, png etc.) on Flickr easily via the web or use uploading tools for Mac and Windows to make it easy to upload a batch of hi res photos all at once. You can send your photos into Flickr with a special upload by email address. When you upload photos by email, use the subject line to give your photo a title, and the body of the email to give it a description. If you use a recent Nokia mobile phone, you can post your photos to Flickr via Lifeblog after getting your password.

flickr logoIf your are a Flickr newbie, read How to get the most out of Flickr. [Did you know which is the most popular camera on Flickr?] You can now choose to license the photos you upload to Flickr under a Creative Commons license. Developers interested in adding to this toolset might want to visit the FlickrIdeas forum or investigate the public Flickr API. The Flickr API is now available for non-commercial use by outside developers. Flickr forums are available to every Flickr member as a place to ask questions, suggest features or report a bug.

Note: Some of the unlinked tools are possibly discontinued and are retained for archival purposes.

Official Flickr Tools

  • Flickr Uploadr -Download an installer (.exe) that allows you to publish a batch of photos into Flickr directly from your computer. Just drag and drop in your photos and add some tags.
  • Flickr photo search – search by titles, tags and descriptions
  • Flickr Organizr – powerful tool to create sets which help you organize and display your photos.

Third Party Flickr Tools

  1. Flump New– this application will allow you to download all your public Flickr photos.
  2. Compfight – uses Flickr’s API to search the database of photos across the Internet and display as live clickable thumbnails.
  3. Phlogre – is Photo Organizer for local photos and flickr photos.
  4. PicMarkr – this is a free tool to add custom watermarks to your images online
  5. nFlickrViewer – it is an image viewer with full Flickr thumbnail support. All Flickr image sizes are supported. Also support selection by Flickr group or tags.
  6. Flickriver – it allows you to scroll interesting Flickr photos infinitely like a ‘river of photos’. Also has new ways to explore and view Flickr photographs.
  7. GratePic – is a useful tool for posting, commenting and rating flickr pics. Cross-platform use.
  8. FlickrSync – is a photo synchronization application. Allows you to synchronise between photo sets and image folders.
  9. Desktop Flickr Organizer for Gnome – allows image management of Flickr photos. You can search, upload and download photos.
  10. flickrSLiDR – embed Flickr slideshows on your website
  11. Flickr Notifier – track your friends Flickr stream in real-time
  12. Flickr4Writer – a useful tool for those using Windows live writer find an insert Flickr images into their posts
  13. Gickr – create an GIF animation from your Flickr photos
  14. Fireflix – a flickr uploader / manager extension for Firefox web browser.
  15. FlickrFaves – helps to download high-resolution Flickr images on your computer
  16. Printr Killr – printing out instantly-designed card decks and calendars from Flickr
  17. Flickr Finder – a Mac application to browse your Flickr photos without a browser
  18. FlickrViewer – allows you to view a Flickr photo set in SimpleViewer, a popular flash photo viewing tool.
  19. FlickrFont – converts any text to images, fresh each time the page loads.
  20. Flickr2Photocast – generates an iPhoto-compatible photocast feed from Flickr. Can contain up to 500 images and claims to be better than the Flickr original RSS feed.
  21. Travelr – lets you display your Flickr photos geo I am graphically on a world map.
  22. FlickrFly – is a script that can be linked from the description or comment of a geotagged Flickr Photo to fly you that location in Google Earth.
  23. phpFlickr – a PHP client for the Flickr web service. It has functions that return the responses from Flickr’s API in a meaningful way for PHP developers.
  24. Bubblr – Create comic strips using photos from flickr.
  25. Favcol – the background of this page is flickr’s favourite colour
  26. h4ppierphotos – helps find photos that are not already in sets and/or filter by date and then add them to a new or existing set or tag them.
  27. ZoneTag – can automatically tag your photos with the location, based on the cell tower, in which they were taken.
  28. Flickr Mixr – uses RSS feeds provided by flickr and parses them to generate new images.
  29. Tiltomo – play with their Visual Search code using two sample databases from flickr.
  30. TagMan – a hangman game for Flickr tags.
  31. John’s Background Switcher – periodically changes the background image on your computer to a photo from flickr at intervals.
  32. RSS2PDF for Flickr – create PDF archives based on any Flickr newsfeed. The photos must be made public.
  33. Flickr & Webimager – Screen capture image upload tool based on flickr API.
  34. Spahk – MobileMashup to View photographs from Flickr based on keywords (tags) or a random sampling of interesting photographs on Java-enabled phones with MIDP 2.0 support.
  35. Flickrball – is a six-degrees-of-separation game, using Flickr thumbnails and tags for clues.
  36. Fastr – a game where you are shown a group of pictures from Flickr and have to guess the tag before other people do.
  37. FlickrFling – displays the text of news feed with accompanying images from flickr.
  38. Flickr Logo Maker – enter text and it generates a flickr style logo image
  39. Loopy – a desktop screensaver application that loops and shows flickr pictures at random.
  40. Flickr Sets RSS – Created RSS streams for sets of a user on Flickr.
  41. Flickeur – retrieves random images from Flickr.com and creates a stream-of-consciousness type of video clip.
  42. Findr – Find photos on flickr by browsing and refining related tags.
  43. Tagnautica – is an experimental navigation tool built to explore the space of related Flickr tags.
  44. Clockr – see the current time with flickr photos.The Flickr image urls will be stored locally, refreshed every three days to save bandwidth and speed up the start-up time.
  45. Slickr – Flickr screensaver shows images from a user, group, tags, etc. from Flickr.
  46. Gnickr – manage photos on your Flickr site as if they were local files on your Gnome desktop.
  47. Daily Zeitgeist – displays recent photos from Flickr on your website. Built in Flash.
  48. Wikinews Flickr License Searcher – searches flickr for images licensed under a specific license. Meant to help users of Wikinews find free images for use on the site.
  49. Yahoo Widgets for Flickr – get flickr related widgets on your desktop after downloading the Yahoo! Widget Engine.
  50. QuickrFlickr – a quicker way to generate HTML code of Flickr pictures for use in Xanga, other blogs, or any HTML Page.
  51. FlickrBuddy – See and download the most interesting pictures of your flickr contacts.
  52. FlickrWallpaper – is a simple desktop wallpaper changer that downloads photos based on tags from flickr.
  53. Flickrmap – Put a flash based world map on your own website or blog.
  54. Embedded Flickr Slideshows – All that’s needed is a bit of code to embed them within your website to give your readers something dynamic.
  55. Flickr hack: All Sizes for all pics – The public API gives directions for constructing the url of any photo based on information in the HTML of every photo page.
  56. Flickrfs Virtual Flickr Filesystem – Create a virtual userspace filesystem which allows easy uploading/downloading/searching of images through flickr.
  57. Phlickr – is an open source PHP5 based api kit used to access the Flickr API.
  58. Flickr AutoDownloadr – view Flickr photos in a fullscreen slideshow (Windows). Handy for showing off photos to a group of friends with a laptop and TV.
  59. Flickratr – vote from 1-10 for different flickr images.
  60. KFlickr – A standalone Flickr.com uploader for KDE
  61. FAlbum – a WordPress plugin that allows you to display your Flickr photos and photosets on your site.
  62. Flickr Album Maker – Make photoalbums using Flickr photos. Based on the php tools by Oberkampf.
  63. flickrRSS Plugin – This plugin for WordPress allows you to display a flickr style badge (for a tag, user, user tag or group pool) on your WordPress site.
  64. EgoWalk – see geographically where all your Flickr contacts live in the United States on a Yahoo! map.
  65. Photo Comment Tool – One-click grab and publish any Flickr photo into a Flickr photo comment stream or forum post.
  66. BreadKrumbs – Build instant page to page journeys across Flickr photos. Also works as a good group promotion tool.
  67. Flickr at Userscripts – More greasemonkey scripts tagged with flickr.
  68. FlickrFavs – an application for downloading your favorite photos.
  69. Flickr Explorer – Mass photo downloader for Flickr.
  70. Flickr Importr – a tool for Windows that allows you to upload images to Flickr and automatically add them to groups and sets.
  71. Flyr – search flickr for geotagged photos.
  72. FlickrRandom – presents randomly-picked photos from Flickr.
  73. Mobup – a small J2ME application that manage mobile photo uploads on your Flickr account
  74. fd’s Flickr Toys – fun tools for Flickr image editing
  75. QOOP flickr Photo Printer – online photo printing service for your Flickr photos in book form.
  76. Flickr idGettr – find your Flickr user id number. For some reason, the only way to figure it out is by looking at your RSS stream address.
  77. Flickr TopToolbar – a Greasemonkey script or a Firefox extension, that insets a toolbar across the top of all Flickr pages.
  78. Flickr MiniToolbar – a Greasemonkey script or a Firefox extension, that insets a small toolbar above the title of a photo on the photo page.
  79. Steganography with Flickr – See how steganographied images can be shared with Flickr friends to pass on documents or other files.
  80. Notifyr – subscribe to a Flickr photo page and get email notifications whenever new images are added.
  81. FlickrDown – downloading photos from Flickr to save locally easier.
  82. Flickr Album – an alternative fun way to view images at Flickr.
  83. Associatr – A tool for browsing related tags on Flickr.
  84. Lfvr – A light weight flickr viewer.
  85. Flickr Montager – create photo mosaics using flickr tags.
  86. Search Plugins:Flickr – searching flickr.
  87. Glimmr – is a photo uploader for the Flickr web service.
  88. Longline Tool – composes long line mosaics from the Long Line group pool over at Flickr.
  89. Flickr People Finder – a way of finding people on the big flickr visualization.
  90. FlickrJ – Java wrapper for the Flickr REST API.
  91. Flickr Automator Action 0.1 – Automated uploading to Flickr.
  92. Lickr – Flickr causes delay as flash loads. Lickr strips the Flash before the user can even see it, and replaces it with an equivalent interface in pure HTML and Javascript.
  93. Flickrfox -is an extension for Firefox (version 1.0) that lets you browse your Flickr photostreams in a sidebar.
  94. Degradr -is a Firefox Greasemonkey script to replace flash representations of photos on flicr.com with the image files embedded in those flash files.
  95. Photoupload – Image uploader to flickr. Upload photos directly to photoset, Use IPTC and EXIF fields in photo description, and generate tags from IPTC keywords.
  96. uploadr.py – Upload images to your Flickr account in Python. Once this script is running, simply drag and drop images into the specified upload folder and watch as your images appear on your flickr account.
  97. Flickr Tag Related Browser -Just type a search tag and see amazing view of flickr images and browse related tags.
  98. 50 people See – is a program to blend Flickr images which share the same tags. No human is involved in choosing, positioning, or blending the images.
  99. Spell with Flickr -Generate one picture per letter.
  100. Flickr Postcard Browser – Browse Flickr Postcards
  101. TripperMap – automatically search your photos at Flickr for location information and plot the photos on your own Trippermap, on your own website.
  102. dFlickr wraps most functions of the Flickr API and provides the necessary classes to access users/photos/photosets/groups/pools/blogs in Flickr.
  103. Mappr is an interactive environment for exploring place, based on the photos people take.
  104. Flickr Color Picker – Using images from the Color Fields group, just click on a color, use the slider to adjust lightness and darkness, and it will show you photos with that color.
  105. 1001 – is a Mac OS X application for uploading and notifying you when new photos are added to streams you want to watch.
  106. Flickr Rainbow – displays most recent images from all the users at Flickr which have been tagged with the colours of the rainbow.
  107. Flickr photos on your TiVo is an application for the new TiVo HME which can display Flickr pictures on your TiVo
  108. flickReplacr bookmarklet – to swap a flickr pic for that word.
  109. Kubrickr is a tool that lets you replace the header of your WordPress blog with a nice photo from Flickr.

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Do you know of a great Flickr tool which deserves to be in this list?