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How To Make Flickr Photos Private?

We all wish to keep our Photos safe and secured so that people don’t download our private pictures and misuse them. But how to make Flickr photos private? Is that what your question is? Flickr makes all your photos private.  When an image is public, anyone may view and download it. If this makes you uncomfortable, you may alter your default privacy settings this change will only apply to future content. To make existing content private, batch-edit or individually edit your content’s privacy settings. In addition to protecting your privacy, you can grant your friends and/or family members exclusive access to your images through Flickr’s privacy settings. So let’s try to find out in detail about how to make Flickr Photos Private?

How To Make Flickr Photos Private?

  • Open Flickr App on your Mobile
  • Tap on the settings icon at the top right of your screen
  • Android users click on the three verticle dots and iPhone users click on the gear icon
  • Select the fourth option which is “Privacy and Safety”
  • Then choose the first option which is “Default Privacy”
  • Once you click on that, you will get a few options.
  • Select the second option which says “Private”
  • Now choose who may view your content which will make your Flickr private gallery.
  • When you change your default privacy setting, it will only affect new content. It will not change the privacy settings for existing content. You may choose one of the following options,
  • Public: Anyone can access your content
  • Friends and Family: The contacts which you have designated as friends and family will be able to view or access this content.
  • Friends: Only the contacts which you have identified as your friends will be able to view and access your photos.
  • Family: Only the contacts which you have identified as your family will be able to access and view your Flickr photos.
  • Private: By changing the settings to private only you will be able to access your Flickr photos.
  • This is how to make your Flickr photos private or photostream private.

253+ Reviews & Counting

Kip Roof testimonial Kip Roofgoogle photos flickr
PicBackMan does exactly what it's supposed to. It's quick and efficient. It runs unobtrusively in the background and has done an excellent job of uploading more than 300GB of photos to 2 different services. After having lost a lot of personal memories to a hard drive crash, it's nice to know that my photos are safe in 2 different places.
Julia Alyea Farella testimonialJulia Alyea Farella smugmug
LOVE this program! Works better than ANY other program out there that I have found to upload thousands of pictures WITH SUB-FOLDERS to SmugMug! Thank you so much for what you do! :) #happycustomer
Pausing Motion testimonialPausingMotionsmugmug
I pointed PicBackMan at a directory structure, and next time I looked - all the photos had uploaded! Pretty cool. I use SmugMug and while I really like it, the process of creating directories in is pretty laborious when you need to make 80+ at a time. This was a breeze. Thank you!
Gavin Whitham testimonialGavin Whithamflickr
PicBackMan was really easy to setup and has been running for 3 days now backing up all my locally saved photos to Flickr. My photos are really valuable to me so it's great to be able to have them easily backed up to a secure location.
 Jim Griffin testimonialJim Griffinsmugmug
It's AWESOME!! I have tens of thousands of pictures...and they are now successfully uploaded to SmugMug, where they are safely backed up, and I can edit and organize them. If you are hesitating about using PicBackMan, hesitate no longer...try it...and you'll be glad you did!!
Robert testimonialRobertonedrive
I started with the basic plan, went to premium and now on their platinum plan and it's more than worth the price for me. PicBackMan has saved me many tedious hours of effort moving many files between my various cloud and photo site services and my local computers.
Pausing Motion testimonialVladdropbox
I am very satisfied and surprised at the same time with Pic BackMan. The service is very good and useful. I used it to transfer my photos from Dropbox to my Flickr accound. I highly recomment it.
Dave testimonialDavesmugmug
PicBackMan was an answer to many a prayer. How can I get this MASSIVE collection of photos onto a service that cripples uploading? PicBackMan. I uploaded approximately 85,000 photos in less than a month. It would have taken me close to a year to get all of those photos where they needed to go. Nothing short of brilliant.
Barry Graham testimonialBarry Grahamflickr
Great tool for enduring your photos are always safely backed up. I backed up tens of thousands of photos and dozens of videos to Flickr in my 1st couple of months using PicBackMan. Would unreservedly recommend as it works seamlessly and copies your photos to Flickr in sets which reflect your folders.
Achal Gupta testimonialAchal Guptaflickr
This is a fantastic piece of software! I wanted to backup 100+ gigs worth of original sized photos to Flickr and after trying many many tools, PickBacMan was the one that finally worked. It worked flawlessly for 10 straight days uploading all my photos without a single error/ timeout/ crash. Absolutely amazing! I didn't try the other premium features but the ability to replicate stuff across multiple...