How to automatically upload the contents of a folder to Flickr?

Flickr is a popular image hosting and video hosting website which allows users to share personal photos and videos with an online community of fellow Flickr users. There are official Flickr apps available for iOS, Android, Windows Phone and PlayStation Vita. However, when it comes to uploading pictures and videos, Flickr doesn't allow uploading an entire folder at once. Users have to upload the contents of the folder in batches. This can be a cumbersome task, especially if you have lot of images and videos stored in one particular folder which you want to make a backup of.

There are certain desktop applications available online that can automatically upload the contents of a folder to Flickr as soon as you add a new image or video in it. Below are some of the most commonly used ones:

  • Flickr FoldrMonitr: As the name suggests, Flickr FoldrMonitr monitors a specified folder and automatically uploads its contents to Flickr. As and when you put an image in this folder, the image will be automatically uploaded to Flickr as a backup.
  • PhotoSync: PhotoSync works on the principles of Dropbox by synchronizing pictures from your computer to Flickr. It creates a 'watch-folder' of its own and any files or folders added to this folder will be automatically uploaded to Flickr.
  • FlickrSync: Flickrsync offers automatic picture uploads on Flickr without having to monitor a specific folder on your hard disk. FlickrSync offers a comprehensive 'tree view' of your hard disk and gives you an option to select one or more folders from the list. All included photos from this folder will be uploaded to Flickr in a jiffy. The even more impressive part is that the sets of pictures uploaded will have the same name as your local folder. Of course, you do have the option of renaming them.
  • FlickrSchedulr: FlickrSchedulr uses the normal 'drag and drop' functionality for uploading. You can also schedule this process which allows you to automatically upload a folder's contents to Flickr.

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