Does Flickr Backup RAW Files?

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The answer of this question is "No". Flickr does not backup RAW files. Flickr is a photo sharing website and not designed for storage purpose. It allows you to backup photos and videos to access them from anywhere on any smartphone, computer or tablet. You can upload photos in .jpeg, .gif (non-animated) and .png file formats. You can also upload TIFF and some other file types, but they will automatically converted to and stored in .jpeg file format. Flickr does not display RAW files. You need to convert them to .jpeg file format to view RAW files. RAW files have a large file size i.e. up to 20 times large. So it takes more time and bandwidth to upload photos. When you upload a RAW file to Flickr, it automatically converts to .jpeg file format without storing your original RAW file.

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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!!