Downloading photos from Flickr is quite easy once you learn a few tricks. To download Flickr photos you need to have an access to a computer because the mobile app isnâ€™t capable of handling these functions. There are three easy ways to download Flickr photos.
A. Downloading From Your Photostream
- Log into your Flickr account. Launch the Flickr website in your web browser and sign in with your username and password.
- Select the photos you want to download. Your photos are available in two different areas:
- Click â€œCamera Rollâ€ to view all of your photos. Clicking a photo will add it to the â€œpileâ€ of photos to be downloaded, shown at the bottom of the screen. To add an entire batch of photos to the download file, click â€œSelect Allâ€ next to the date the photos were added.
- If you use Flickr albums to store your photo and want to download an entire album, click â€œAlbums,â€ then select an album to download.
- Click â€œDownloadâ€ at the bottom of the screen. Now youâ€™ll be downloading the photos youâ€™ve added to the download file. A different pop-up message will appear depending on how many photos youâ€™ve selected:
- If youâ€™ve selected one image, the message will say â€œDownload 1 photo.â€ Click the message box to choose where to save it on your computer. The download will begin.
- If youâ€™ve selected multiple photos (or an entire album), the message will say â€œDownload zip.â€ Click the message to create a single zip file, then choose a folder to save your zip file. When the download is complete, locate the zip file.
- Windows users, double-click the zip file, then click â€œExtractâ€ to unpack the images.
- Mac users can double-click the zip file to extract the images to the current folder.
B. Downloading From Someone Elseâ€™s Photostream
- Open a Flickr photo you want to download. Not all users make their photos downloadable. Youâ€™ll know a photo can be downloaded if you see a downward-pointing arrow beneath the photo on the right side.
- Click the downward-pointing arrow to see image size options. A short list of image sizes available for download will appear. To see an even longer list, click â€œView all sizes.â€
- The higher the resolution, the larger the image.
- If you donâ€™t see many higher resolutions, the image may just be small, or the owner of the image has chosen not to share all sizes.
- Click an image size, then click the Download link. The download link will say something like â€œDownload the Large 1024 size of this photo,â€ though the actual text depends on the selected image size.
- Choose a location to save your image. Select a folder, then click â€œSaveâ€ to download the image.
C. Using PicBackMan Flickr Downloader desktop tool
- Download and install PicBackMan on your computer and register your account
- Connect your Flickr account from ACCOUNTS tab.
- Go to MIGRATE tab and click â€˜MIGRATE ACCOUNTâ€™ button, then select Flickr and click SAVE.
- Flickr icon will now appear on the window. Now click on check box corresponding to â€˜MY COMPUTERâ€™ and click Migrate button at the bottom of the window.
- Thatâ€™s it. PicBackMan will now bulk download all your Flickr photos on your computer.