I love to catch the moments of my life in photos and to upload them in Flickr. I also love to keep the backup of those from Flickr to be safe. Though all those workarounds can be done from the Flickr web version, a desktop client is always the better choice for convenience of work.
If you are like me, you should give FlickrEdit a try to upload and backup your Flickr photos right from your desktop. FlickrEdit is a simple application using Java web start. If your computer is not pre-installed with Java then download and install Java. FlickrEdit is available for all most used platform like Windows, Linux, Mac OS X.
You can download the application appropriate for your OS from here. Once you are done, run the application.
You would see a log-in button at the top-right corner of the window. Click on on the button to log-in to your Flickr account. Use the “New User” button. Make sure to select the “Write” option under “Permissions”.
It will drop you into the Flickr sign-in page in your browser. Put your log-in credentials. Here, at the starting you will have to grant the application the access of your Flickr account. Then follow the instructions.
Once the access to your Flickr account is built with FlickrEdit, all the images that you have uploaded till the date will appear. You are now ready to download all or selected Photos to create a backup. For the purpose of creating the backup, select the photos and use the “Backup Selected” button to proceed into the next wizard. You can create the backup in both the hard disk and CD/DVD optionally. Select your preferred location using the radio buttons. FlickrEdit also provides the compressed backup option. After choosing your requirements hit the “Start Backup” button.
Not only the backup, you can also use FlickrEdit to upload images to Flickr account.
Another feature of this application is that it allows you to edit selected image to add title, description, tags and more parameters.
How to Remove the Flickr Access:
You can remove the FlickrEdit authentication at any time you wish following these steps:
1. Sign-in to Flickr.
2. Navigate to You >> Your Apps >> Apps You Are Using.
3. You can find “Remove Permissions” option beside FlickrEdit. Click on that to revoke access finally.
This is a great tool for accessing multiple Flickr accounts at single place. Creating the backups also makes you safe.
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