3 Ways to Download Flickr Photos

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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 isn’t capable of handling these functions. There are three easy ways to download Flickr photos.


A. Downloading From Your Photostream
  1. Log into your Flickr account. Launch the Flickr website in your web browser and sign in with your username and password.
  2. Select the photos you want to download. Your photos are available in two different areas:
    - Click “Camera Roll” to view all of your photos. Clicking a photo will add it to the “pile” of photos to be downloaded, shown at the bottom of the screen. To add an entire batch of photos to the download file, click “Select All” 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 “Albums,” then select an album to download.
  3. Click “Download” at the bottom of the screen. Now you’ll be downloading the photos you’ve added to the download file. A different pop-up message will appear depending on how many photos you’ve selected:
    - If you’ve selected one image, the message will say “Download 1 photo.” Click the message box to choose where to save it on your computer. The download will begin.
    - If you’ve selected multiple photos (or an entire album), the message will say “Download zip.” 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 “Extract” to unpack the images.
    - Mac users can double-click the zip file to extract the images to the current folder.
B. Downloading From Someone Else’s Photostream
  1. Open a Flickr photo you want to download. Not all users make their photos downloadable. You’ll know a photo can be downloaded if you see a downward-pointing arrow beneath the photo on the right side.
  2. 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 “View all sizes.”
    - The higher the resolution, the larger the image.
    - If you don’t see many higher resolutions, the image may just be small, or the owner of the image has chosen not to share all sizes.
  3. Click an image size, then click the Download link. The download link will say something like “Download the Large 1024 size of this photo,” though the actual text depends on the selected image size.
  4. Choose a location to save your image. Select a folder, then click “Save” to download the image.
C. Using PicBackMan Flickr Downloader desktop tool
  1. Download and install PicBackMan on your computer and register your account
  2. Connect your Flickr account from ACCOUNTS tab.
  3. Go to MIGRATE tab and click  â€˜MIGRATE ACCOUNT’ button, then select Flickr and click SAVE.
  4. Flickr icon will now appear on the window. Now click on check box corresponding to ‘MY COMPUTER’ and click Migrate button at the bottom of the window.
  5. That’s it. PicBackMan will now bulk download all your Flickr photos on your computer.

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