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March 29th, 2005

The Great Flickr Tools Collection

[This post is constantly updated. Last Update - 2 Feb 2007]
is a revolution in photo storage, sharing and organization , making image management an easy, natural and collaborative process. Get comments, notes, and tags on your photos, post to any blog, share and chat live and more! Flickr claims to be the best online image management and photo sharing application.

If your are a Flickr newbie, read How to get the most out of Flickr, Tips for Flickr Beginners and the Official FAQ. You can also combine Picassa and Gmail to upload photos to Flickr, turn your blog into a moblog and listen to the Flickr Song. Did you know the most popular camera on Flickr was the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT.

You can upload your photos (like jpeg, jpg, gif, png etc.) on Flickr easily via the web or use uploading tools for Mac and Windows to make it easy to upload a batch of hi res photos all at once. You can send your photos into Flickr with a special upload by email address. When you upload photos by email, use the subject line to give your photo a title, and the body of the email to give it a description. If you use a recent Nokia mobile phone, you can post your photos to Flickr via Lifeblog after getting your password.

You can now choose to license the photos you upload to Flickr under a Creative Commons license. In a tie up with Feedburner, Splicing gives people the ability to offer a single RSS feed which contains a chronologically ordered arrangement of their photostream from Flickr and the feed from their existing blog.

Developers interested in adding to this toolset might want to visit the FlickrIdeas forum or investigate the public Flickr API. The Flickr API is now available for non-commercial use by outside developers. Flickr forums are available to every Flickr member as a place to ask questions, suggest features or report a bug.

Official Flickr Tools

Third Party Flickr Tools

  • MosaicaNew - is a customizable screensaver with a content generated by users of flickr.
  • Flickr4WriterNew - is a simple plugin for Windows Live Writer that enables a user to browse a Flickr user repository and insert an image from Flickr into a Writer post. Application of this tool in Flickr4Outlook and Flickr4Word
  • UploadrXL - is a program to upload one or more images to Flickr and add them immediately to your Sets of Groups.
  • Pictobrowser - widget to display flickr photos on your blog.
  • Flickr set manager - allows you to automatically create new sets on flickr based on various criteria such as interestingness, date posted and tags, or even from a random set of photographs.
  • The Most Interesting Pictures By - displays the most interesting pictures of a flickr user.
  • Flickr and Webimager - is a program that streamlines the process of taking screenshots and then uploading them to your Flickr account.
  • Gickr - create an animated Gif from your Flickr photos
  • GMiF - embeds a Google Maps in Flickr photo page and displays where the photo was taken on the maps, if the photo is geotagged.
  • Fireflix - a flickr uploader / manager extension for Firefox web browser.
  • FlickrStorm - a better way to search Flickr. Search for photos in Flickr by Creative Commons license, compile them in a batch and save them.
  • WorldInPictures - find pictures close to any specified location.
  • FlickrFaves - utility for downloading high-resultion versions of your Flickr favorites to your hard drive.
  • Flickr Color Selectr - Find Creative Commons licensed photographs from Flickr by their colors and rate them.
  • Flickr Panel - plugin displays images direct from flickr user’s, groups, or tags or a combination of them.
  • Localize Bookmarklet - bookmarklet that enables mapping, geocoding and geotagging directly in your Flickr photo page.
  • Preloadr - Online image processing and phot optimization of Flickr photos
  • Printr Killr - printing out instantly-designed card decks and calendars from Flickr
  • Photo Desktop for Flickr - allows you to edit images before upload. Rotate, flip, tag, name, batch resize, and then batch upload your photos from one simple application.
  • Flickstrs - All time greats are selected by factoring in the number of images users have in the flickr explore pages, number of people calling them contacts, and percentage of images that are on the explore pages.
  • FlickrInspector - displays publicly available data about single flickr users.
  • Flictionary - Type your stream of guesses, Flickr will listen and help you draw new photos.
  • Flickr Finder - for Mac OS X Tiger. Easily naviagte your Flickr images.
  • Viewr - browses the newest 100 photos in the “interestingness” collection. Can be customized to browse by user, tag, or photoset.
  • GlobeFeed Maps - The geotagged photos from flickr are integrated on Google Map.
  • Flickr Flash Puzzle Zone - creates jigsaw puzzle to solve from your searched flickr images
  • FlickrViewer - allows you to view a Flickr photo set in SimpleViewer, a popular flash photo viewing tool.
  • FlickrFont - converts any text to images, fresh each time the page loads.
  • Splashr - a tool for presenting Flickr photos..
  • Flickr2Photocast - generates an iPhoto-compatible photocast feed from Flickr containing up to 500 images in their original format/resolution.
  • Travelr - lets you display your Flickr photos geographically on a world map.
  • FlickrFly - is a script that can be linked from the description or comment of a geotagged Flickr Photo to fly you that location in Google Earth.
  • phpFlickr - a PHP client for the Flickr web service. It has functions that return the responses from Flickr’s API in a meaningful way for PHP developers.
  • Bubblr - Create comic strips using photos from flickr.
  • Sprinklr - allows users to easily and quickly add their photos to various groups.
  • Favcol - the background of this page is flickr’s favourite colour
  • Matchr - the flickr puzzle game
  • h4ppierphotos - helps find photos that are not already in sets and/or filter by date and then add them to a new or existing set or tag them.
  • Twaingle - a tool that allows you to search for images on flickr or yahoo and insert them directly into an application.
  • Flickr Original Viewr - view originals of all flickr images
  • Flickr Leech - loads all interestingness photos for a day on a single page. Sort by user id, photoset and group pools.
  • ZoneTag - can automatically tag your photos with the location, based on the cell tower, in which they were taken.
  • Flickr Mixr - uses RSS feeds provided by flickr and parses them to generate new images.
  • Tiltomo - play with their Visual Search code using two sample databases from flickr.
  • TagMan - a hangman game for Flickr tags.
  • John’s Background Switcher - periodically changes the background image on your computer to a photo from flickr at intervals.
  • FlickrLilli - Enables searching for Creative Commons content on Flickr.
  • RSS2PDF for Flickr - create PDF archives based on any Flickr newsfeed. The photos must be made public.
  • Flickr & Webimager - Screen capture image upload tool based on flickr API.
  • We Map Flickr - mashes up Google maps with Flickr to display a map with pictures from around the world.
  • Spahk - MobileMashup to View photographs from Flickr based on keywords (tags) or a random sampling of interesting photographs on Java-enabled phones with MIDP 2.0 support.
  • Gtalkr - intergrates google talk, gmail, flickr and you tube together.
  • Flickrball - is a six-degrees-of-separation game, using Flickr thumbnails and tags for clues.
  • Fastr - a game where you are shown a group of pictures from Flickr and have to guess the tag before other people do.
  • FlickrFling - displays the text of news feed with accompanying images from flickr.
  • Flickr Logo Maker - enter text and it generates a flickr style logo image
  • Loopy - a desktop screensaver application that loops and shows flickr pictures at random.
  • Flickr Sets RSS - Created RSS streams for sets of a user on Flickr.
  • Flapper - is a Flash 8 interface for Flickr.
  • Flickeur - “retrieves random images from and creates a stream-of-consciousness type of video clip”.
  • Findr - Find photos on flickr by browsing and refining related tags.
  • Wickr - is a widget for browsing through photos on Flickr. You can browse by supplying tags or by giving a Flickr user’s username or email.
  • Tickr - scrolls images on your desktop until flickr runs out of images to show you which match the tags you’ve specified.
  • Tagnautica - is an experimental navigation tool built to explore the space of related Flickr tags.
  • Clockr - see the current time with flickr photos.The Flickr image urls will be stored locally, refreshed every three days to save bandwidth and speed up the start-up time.
  • Retrievr - lets you search for photos on flickr by drawing sketches of them.
  • Slickr - Flickr screensaver shows images from a user, group, tags, etc. from Flickr.
  • Gnickr - manage photos on your Flickr site as if they were local files on your Gnome desktop.
  • Captioner - add comic captions for your flickr photos
  • Flapi - an open source Flash image gallery that uses Flickr to manage the images.
  • Daily Zeitgeist - displays recent photos from Flickr on your website. Built in Flash.
  • Wikinews Flickr License Searcher - searches flickr for images licensed under a specific license. Meant to help users of Wikinews find free images for use on the site.
  • Yahoo Widgets for Flickr - get flickr related widgets on your desktop after downloading the Yahoo! Widget Engine.
  • QuickrFlickr - a quicker way to generate HTML code of Flickr pictures for use in Xanga, other blogs, or any HTML Page.
  • CloudTagFlickr - This script pulls your tags from flickr, and arranges them in a number of ways according to the relative counts of the given tags.
  • DeskFlickr - rotates your desktop wallpaper based on flickr tags.
  • FlickrBuddy - See and download the most interesting pictures of your flickr contacts.
  • Most Interesting Pictures - Enter Flickr username to see their most interesting pictures.
  • FlickrWallpaper - is a simple desktop wallpaper changer that downloads photos based on tags from flickr.
  • FlickrSavr - downloads images based on the criteria specified and creates a slideshow of images and titles.
  • Flickrmap - Put a flash based world map on your own website or blog.
  • Embedded Flickr Slideshows - All that’s needed is a bit of code to embed them within your website to give your readers something dynamic.
  • Flickr hack: All Sizes for all pics - The public API gives directions for constructing the url of any photo based on information in the HTML of every photo page.
  • f*Gallery - is a personal php based Photo Gallery for flickr Members to display there photos uploaded to flickr on there personal website.
  • Flickrfs Virtual Flickr Filesystem - Create a virtual userspace filesystem which allows easy uploading/downloading/searching of images through flickr.
  • Projects on the construction of identity and flickr - a series of three projects investigating what constitutes the self. egoshotr, fixr and mixrrr
  • WordPress Flickr Post Bar plugin - easily insert your Flickr photos into your blog posts.
  • Phlickr - is an open source PHP5 based api kit used to access the Flickr API.
  • Flickr AutoDownloadr - view Flickr photos in a fullscreen slideshow (Windows). Handy for showing off photos to a group of friends with a laptop and TV.
  • Flickratr - vote from 1-10 for different flickr images.
  • Flickr Soduku - play soduku with flickr images.
  • KFlickr - A standalone uploader for KDE
  • FAlbum - a Wordpress plugin that allows you to display your Flickr photos and photosets on your site.
  • Flickr Album Maker - Make photoalbums using Flickr photos. Based on the php tools by Oberkampf.
  • flickrRSS Plugin - This plugin for WordPress allows you to display a flickr style badge (for a tag, user, user tag or group pool) on your WordPress site.
  • Flickr Backup - a java utility that allows you to download the pictures you have uploaded to Flickr back down to your computer for personal backup or restore.
  • Flickr Greasemonkey Scripts - a huge collection of scripts that modify and enhance Flickr.
  • EgoWalk - see geographically where all your Flickr contacts live in the United States on a Yahoo! map.
  • - is a python script that automates the process of saving the URLs (of public photos), and also saves a local copy of thumbnails, and stores descriptions, dates, and tags in a database.
  • Random photo browser - photo search fetches a selection of random photos that have been favorited by at least one person.
  • Photo Comment Tool - One-click grab and publish any Flickr photo into a Flickr photo comment stream or forum post.
  • BreadKrumbs - Build instant page to page journeys across Flickr photos. Also works as a good group promotion tool.
  • Flickr at Userscripts - More greasemonkey scripts tagged with flickr.
  • FlickrFavs - an application for downloading your favorite photos.
  • Flickr Explorer - Mass photo downloader for Flickr.
  • Flickr Importr - a tool for Windows that allows you to upload images to Flickr and automatically add them to groups and sets.
  • Flyr - search flickr for geotagged photos.
  • Steeev’s Flickr Projects - a collection of flickr greasemonkey scripts and other Flickr programming projects.
  • FlickrRandom - presents randomly-picked photos from Flickr.
  • Flickr RSS Widget - a Javascript button you can put on your website that displays thumbnails of the latest photos in any Flickr RSS feed.
  • Flickr Dhtml Badge - a pure Javascript and CSS (aka DHTML) implementation of Flickr’s neat flash badge widget.
  • Flickr module for CMS - allows you to integrate your photo albums at into you CMS Made Simple based website.
  • Flickr Framer - Online image editing to frame your online flickr photos.
  • Mobup - a small J2ME application that manage mobile photo uploads on your Flickr account
  • fd’s Flickr Toys - fun tools for Flickr image editing
  • QOOP flickr Photo Printer - online photo printing service for your Flickr photos in book form.
  • GLFlickrShow - uses OpenGL to produce fullscreen slideshows with transition effects.
  • Flickr idGettr - find your Flickr user id number. For some reason, the only way to figure it out is by looking at your RSS stream address.
  • Flickr TopToolbar - a Greasemonkey script or a Firefox extension, that insets a toolbar across the top of all Flickr pages.
  • Flickr MiniToolbar - a Greasemonkey script or a Firefox extension, that insets a small toolbar above the title of a photo on the photo page.
  • Magazine Cover - make magazine covers from your flickr photos.
  • FlickrTagFight - tool to fight flickr tags and compare the results.
  • Steganography with Flickr - See how steganographied images can be shared with Flickr friends to pass on documents or other files.
  • Notifyr - subscribe to a Flickr photo page and get email notifications whenever new images are added.
  • Flidget - is a dashboard widget for tiger that allows you to upload your photos.
  • Flickr RSS Reader v2 - is an application built in Macromedia Flash MX 2004 Professional that reads RSS Feeds from Flickr.
  • FlickrDown - downloading photos from Flickr to save locally easier.
  • On Black - Enter the URL of a photo page to view that image on a nice black (or white) background.
  • Mosaic Maker - Make a square or rectangular mosaic from a photoset or individual images.
  • Badge Maker - Make your own (unofficial) flickr badge.
  • Flickr Album - an alternative fun way to view images at Flickr.
  • Associatr - A tool for browsing related tags on Flickr.
  • Lfvr - A light weight flickr viewer.
  • Flickr Montager - create photo mosaics using flickr tags.
  • Search Plugins:Flickr - searching flickr.
  • Glimmr - is a photo uploader for the Flickr web service.
  • Longline Tool - composes long line mosaics from the Long Line group pool over at Flickr.
  • Grabbr - is a small application to smooth the task of uploading screenshots to Flickr.
  • Flickr Schwag - three buttons and two stickers can by yours by sending a Self Addressed Envelope to Flickr.
  • Flickr search plugin - for Mozilla/Firefox browser.
  • Flippr! -is a simple application that grabs pictures from Flickr and puts them on your desktop.
  • Flickr.rb - Ruby interface to the Flickr photo-sharing service.
  • Flickr People Finder - a way of finding people on the big flickr visualization.
  • FlickrJ - Java wrapper for the Flickr REST API.
  • Oberkampf -is a set of a php tools that will allow you to paste certain functions into your files that result in some form of flickr result and display.
  • Geobloggers - Uses tags to link Flickr photos and Delicious links to geographic locations and show them on Google Maps
  • Flickr Automator Action 0.1 - Automated uploading to Flickr.
  • Flickr .NET - A .NET wrapper around the Flickr API. Allows desktop and web applications to provide direct image upload functionality to Flickr and its services.
  • Lickr - Flickr causes delay as flash loads. Lickr strips the Flash before the user can even see it, and replaces it with an equivalent interface in pure HTML and Javascript.
  • Flickr Screensaver -Turns your computer into a slideshow of Flickr photos when you’re not using it.
  • Flickrfox -is an extension for Firefox (version 1.0) that lets you browse your Flickr photostreams in a sidebar.
  • jUploadr -is a cross-platform uploader for both linux and windows.
  • Degradr -is a Firefox Greasemonkey script to replace flash representations of photos on with the image files embedded in those flash files.
  • FlickrPress - This script will get all of the photos uploaded to flickr by a specific user in the last 24 hours. It will then post the thumbnails to a Wordpress blog.
  • Flickr badge plugin for WordPress - This plugin allows you to display a flickr style badge (for a tag, user, user tag or group pool) on your WordPress site.
  • Keyword Assistant -is a plugin for iPhoto to make keyword management easier. (users iPhoto and Flickr, with the Flickr export tool)
  • Recent Photos Slideshow & Screensaver - Slideshow view and windows screensaver of recent images upoaded to flickr.
  • FlickrExport - is a plugin for iPhoto 4 which provides a direct export interface to
  • PictureSync - Upload your images, with metadata, from iPhoto, iView MediaPro, and files with or without IPTC fields.
  • Photoupload - Image uploader to flickr. Upload photos directly to photoset, Use IPTC and EXIF fields in photo description, and generate tags from IPTC keywords.
  • flickrate! - is an attempt to give flickr a rating system. Displays most aesthetic, funniest and original photos.
  • - Upload images to your Flickr account in Python. Once this script is running, simply drag and drop images into the specified upload folder and watch as your images appear on your flickr account.
  • Multipost Bookmarklet Tool - one click submit to send sites to places like Furl or and other social bookmarking services at the same time.
  • Flickr Tag Related Browser -Just type a search tag and see amazing view of flickr images and browse related tags.
  • FlickrClient is a Python interface to the Flickr API.
  • FlickrUploadr - is a tool to upload your pictures to Flickr.
  • 50 people See - is a program to blend Flickr images which share the same tags. No human is involved in choosing, positioning, or blending the images.
  • Spell with Flickr -Generate one picture per letter.
  • Flickr Postcard Browser - Browse Flickr Postcards
  • Flickr Graph is an application that explores the social relationships inside It makes use of the classic attraction-repulsion algorithm for graphs.
  • Flickr World Map - is a experimental firefox extension based on the geourl extension. When you roll over a city a search is done through the flickr tags looking for the most recent photo with tags that match the city and country name.
  • dFlickr wraps most functions of the Flickr API and provides the necessary classes to access users/photos/photosets/groups/pools/blogs in Flickr.
  • Mappr is an interactive environment for exploring place, based on the photos people take.
  • Flickr Color Picker - Using images from the Color Fields group, just click on a color, use the slider to adjust lightness and darkness, and it will show you photos with that color.
  • 1001 - is a Mac OS X application for uploading and notifying you when new photos are added to streams you want to watch.
  • Flickr Rainbow - displays most recent images from all the users at Flickr which have been tagged with the colours of the rainbow.
  • Flickr photos on your TiVo is an application for the new TiVo HME which can display Flickr pictures on your TiVo
  • FlickrPapr - Search wallpaper size photos by tags or username.
  • flickReplacr bookmarklet - to swap a flickr pic for that word.
  • flickr upload for gnome’s nautilus - is a Nautilus script to integrate uploads with the Gnome file manager.
  • Flickr Photosets Movable Type Plugin - uses the Flickr API to fetch a list of Photosets from Flickr that you can then include in your MovableType weblog.
  • Wordpress plugin - that integrates some of Flickr’s great photo sharing services with Wordpress
  • Kubrickr is a tool that lets you replace that giant blue blob at the top of your WordPress 1.5 blog with a nice photo from Flickr.

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  • 1. Michael  |  March 31st, 2005

    Hi! Great posting here! In my stats I see that quite a few people really use your article and I think that something like this is good to give people an impression of how powerful flickr in fact is. Your article is great and I hope, my contribution (”Basic Guidelines for Tagging”) will make it even better ;-)

  • 2. tom  |  May 4th, 2005

    don’t forget FlickFolio… a somewhat-complete script to create an offsite gallery / portfolio via the Flickr API.

  • 3. Bryan  |  May 5th, 2005

    You should update your post to reflect the new price changes and additions. Nice comprehensive post!

  • 4. Anonymous  |  May 7th, 2005

    Anyone know of a good way to export Adobe Photoshop tags into Flickr directly, without have to retag everything?

  • 5. Jake  |  May 13th, 2005

    Don’t forget It allows you to geo-tag your photos and see them marked on a map. It can easily import all your Flickr photos and you dont even need a GPS to do the tagging. Just enter an address or click on a map.

  • 6. Charles  |  May 20th, 2005


    I just launched a new tool, Delivr:

    Love to know what folks think.


  • 7. Anonymous  |  May 27th, 2005

    Hi. Great post.

    For those of you that blog & are Flickr members —There is a ring devoted to just that.

    As of today there are 95 members of Blogs That Flickr. I joined and it’s been great.

    You place a small code snippet on your site & visitors can surf other sites within the ring.

    You can check out the Blogs That Flickr homepage for more info. The owner has also posted a great list of flickr related links. Cheers!

  • 8. Allen Smith  |  July 1st, 2005

    You can upload pictures directly from Motorola i860 to flickr with the location of the photo stamped in tags as well as a link to a map in the comments. here is one of my pictures:

    The phone adds tags of the city, state, and zip code of where the picture was taken as well as adding a link to a MapQuest map of the location. To enter your flickr email press # *your pin* 8 7 5 0 # from the first start-up screen. So if your pin is 1234 you would press the keys # 1 2 3 4 8 7 5 0 # and a screen will pop-up that lets you enter your flickr email and password

  • 9. Alx  |  July 9th, 2005


    There’s a Flickr Wordpress plugin on to mashup Flickr photos with reBlog.

    This site contains streetArt, retro and typo reblogging.



  • 10. J. J.  |  July 13th, 2005 has a frequently updated list of Greasemonkey scripts. It might be good to add that to your official list above. There are currently 20 scripts listed for Flickr.

  • 11. LouCypher  |  August 5th, 2005

    Greasemonkey user scripts with the tag flickr


  • 12. Al Simonds  |  August 15th, 2005

    I want to create a slide show with Flickr…but be able to show captions for each photo. I know Flickr’s slide show mode does not support captions. So I’m wondering if there is any work-around. How do you “tell a story” with a group of Flickr photos? Thanks!

  • 13. Anonymous  |  August 25th, 2005

    loads of useful flickr related scripts

  • 14. MicheleM  |  August 30th, 2005

    Very useful, thanks.

  • 15. Daniel Drucker  |  September 10th, 2005 lets you view which of your photos do not belong to any sets sorts the photos in a set by date taken, a feature sorely lacking from Organizr lets you browse a big-screen slideshow of a set

  • 16. Dug  |  September 18th, 2005

    Keep an eye out for a sharing tool from Cognima which allows users of certain cameraphones to have there pictures tagged and shared to Flickr with no intervention.

    I’m using a beta and it’s amazing. You take a picture somewhere with no network coverage (like on the tube), put your phone back in your pocket and finish commuting to work.

    Log on on to your desktop at work, check your Flickr home and the picture you took is there already.

    All the best

  • 17. Anonymous  |  September 22nd, 2005

    flickr interestingness RSS/Atom feed

  • 18. Anonymous  |  October 18th, 2005

    ShoZu is an application for Symbian phones (Java and MS soon) that makes uploading photos, descriptions and tags to Flickr very simple.

  • 19. Jeremy  |  October 19th, 2005

    This is a great list; I’m glad to see someone has compiled all of these resources together. I found this page looking for a Flickr rating system and was disappointed to find that the one on here didn’t seem to work (I registered, but never received by password nor any responses from the support alias). I would love to see a rating system built into Flickr and until then would like to see a third party tool built to assist in this.

    To this end, I built my own using the .NET API. This was originally intended for my own personal use but then I opened it up to my friends and it’s been relatively popular. It’s definitely in beta but seems to function better than any other rating tools out there so I’m submitting it for inclusion here.

    Feedback welcome, of course. Hopefully Flickr builds this in sooner than later.

  • 20. Ben Shepherd  |  October 20th, 2005

    Flickr AutoDownloadr is a free tool to view Flickr photos from one user in a fullscreen slideshow (Windows). Handy for showing off photos to a group of friends with a laptop and TV. It can also display random Interesting pictures from Flickr.

  • 21. Jitendra Chaudhary  |  October 26th, 2005

    Nice Collection.
    Worth visiting.

    Congratulations for such an excellent effort.

  • 22. Anne  |  November 4th, 2005

    A new simple desktop wallpaper changer is available: FlickrWallpaper based on .Net 1.1 (no FlickrNet API required).

    This handy tool just downloads a random interesting photo based on a set of tags you provide.

  • 23. yosef  |  November 7th, 2005

    Wow great tools
    Worth to try
    Keep on posting…

  • 24. Chubby Bat  |  November 15th, 2005

    My flickrframe Dashboard widget uses the Flickr API to serve up a stream of flickr pics in a little frame on your Dashboard.

  • 25. Easy OnlineTips  |  November 15th, 2005

    Good article, nice tools for bloggers

  • 26. Anonymous  |  November 18th, 2005

    great blog.

  • 27. Mark Zeman  |  November 24th, 2005

    I’m happy to announce the launch of is a web service that allows you to put a flash based world map on your own website or blog. Flickrmap will then automatically search your photos at Flickr for location information and plot the photos on your own Flickrmap, on your own website.

    It’s as simple as tagging your photos with a city and country name!

    Flickrmap also supports photos that have been geotagged or photos that have location data encoded in their EXIF properties. There’s currently 94389 geotagged photos at Flickr.

    Check out the website and let me know what you think. Please suggest any ideas you might have for new features.

  • 28. Chris  |  November 24th, 2005

    Well after a few weeks of hard work and learning PHP I am ready to release a full working version of the FlickrSavr for Mac OS X. This version includes many improvments over the previous, and finally allows user interaction. More information and the download can be found at Let me know what you think!!

  • 29. Dan  |  November 25th, 2005

    Hey, I’ve got a few php scripts folks might be interested in.

    A tag cloud script

    A calendar script

  • 30. Anonymous  |  November 28th, 2005

    look at this, a website to see a specific user most interesting pictures

    The imapix most interesting.

    To generate one:

  • 31. Anonymous  |  November 28th, 2005

    try the new flickrBuddy to explore and download your contacts most interesting pictures :D

  • 32. Jeremy  |  December 1st, 2005

    I just added deskFlickr v1.0 which rotates your desktop wallpaper based on tags. It has a nice UI and minimizes to the system tray.

  • 33. BMX CLUB  |  December 3rd, 2005

    I used the above tags “HOW TO Quickie: Embedded Flickr Slideshows” and successfully post my flicker slide show.

    I posted second slide show in a new post, a small problem - the two slide shows/post and blended togeather - two slide shows on on post.

    Now I need to know the basic html code to:

    1- separate each individual post.
    2- post both a small amount of text along with the slide show. Nothing fancy, just a slide show and a breif discrition.

    I am willing to pay some one to help me work around this html code issue/work around. Any one want to step up and help me work around this? I have a Pay Pal account,



  • 34. Nolan Touchstone  |  December 9th, 2005

    For Xanga posting you should try
    A quickr way to generate HTML code of Flickr pictures for use in Xanga.

  • 35. Medycyna  |  December 19th, 2005

    Nice post. And very popular blog (a lot of comments).
    Good work.

    There are other sites which offers photo storage, but in fact flickr is the best.

  • 36. Ben Bishop  |  December 19th, 2005

    Great collection of tools! Really encourages the belief that users of Flickr are part of a community.

    Check out my How to: Flikr Intro

  • 37. Markus  |  December 20th, 2005

    Great list!

    I have just checked some of he tools and right now Flickr Importr is very useful for me. Flickr Importr handles the title, description and the tagging in a wonderful way. It uses some of the IPTC tags (well known as Photoshop file information).

    I have posted a little review on my blog: Review of Flickr Importr by Markus Merz … I am sure the review will be updated in the near future.

    If you plan to use Flickr Importr you should also have a look at PixVue … that is a great free image management software which integrates into Wndows explorer … best of all it comes with an awesome free IPTC editor … the link is in my review.


  • 38. SePP  |  December 21st, 2005


    We just released our first stable version of our external flickr image viewer in flash. What a word ! :)
    It’s open-source so everyone can customize it to its needs. Users who don’t know flash can customize it trough a config xml file. Very easy.

    It would be cool if you could add us to the list.. –> website download –> development blog

    Help for adding content to our support wiki or development of the flapi viewer is always welcome.


    The flapi team.

  • 39. cromo  |  December 27th, 2005

    I have made a program to to download flickr photos from your contacts.
    You can check it at
    Its name is Portable Flickr

  • 40. Anonymous  |  December 28th, 2005

    quickr pickr

  • 41. zamm  |  December 28th, 2005

    Is there a tool to see if your pics made it in the explore selection? It would be nice. :)

  • 42. LinkTree  |  January 8th, 2006

    Great work!

  • 43. shiraz  |  January 8th, 2006

    Hi guys. I just made a widget to browse through photos on Flickr and it’s called Wickr. It’s available for download here.
    There’s also a website I made for Wickr here. :)

  • 44. Kelvin Luck  |  January 8th, 2006

    I did a run down on a few Flash / Flickr tools a little while back… I don’t think that they have made it on to your list so here it is:

  • 45. Anonymous  |  January 15th, 2006

    Today I created a Flickr Sets RSS Feed Engine. Enjoy!

  • 46. mago  |  January 29th, 2006

    flickrtop is another approach to explore interestingness. Back to August 2004 for every day until now one of the 20 most interesting photos will be selected and displayed in this ‘best of’-browser.

  • 47. Jason  |  February 3rd, 2006

    I just put up a flickr->iPhoto photocast system so you can subscribe to your flickr photos in iPhoto v6+.

    It’s at

    It’s still alpha, but it works well and I’m adding features.

  • 48. Rob  |  February 9th, 2006

    Hi All,

    I just finished an application that lets you view Flickr photos on your phone. It should work on most MIDP2.0 enabled phones. Check it out at

  • 49. Babak Fakhamzadeh  |  February 11th, 2006

    Useful post.

    But you didn’t include…

  • 50. Christoph Janz  |  February 12th, 2006

    Wow, it’s incredible how many Flickr tools exist already.

    May I suggest another one, at Pageflakes we feature a Flickr Widget which allows users to browse pics from a Flickr tag right from their personal startpage.

    Feedback appreciated!

  • 51. dani  |  February 15th, 2006

    Hi, great collection!
    but I think you missed two more applications


    and phrasr


    dani at pimpampum

  • 52. Anonymous  |  February 16th, 2006

    I FOUND NEW TOOL using Flickr API.
    flickr and WEBIMAGER

  • 53. Elliot Smith  |  February 18th, 2006

    Flickrlilli is a modest tool I built to enable searching Creative Commons content on Flickr. It differs from the default Flickr interface in that you can search by all CC license types at once.

    See it at:


  • 54. Jake  |  February 18th, 2006

    Not a tool so much as a helpful utility, here’s a Flickr set of images that show, step-by-step, how a new user can sign up for Flickr and order prints from their own photo collection or somebody else’s.

    Flickr print ordering instructions

  • 55. John C  |  February 19th, 2006

    John’s Background Switcher - aside from having an unimaginative name - is a fully featured wallpaper changing utility that has myriad options to select photos from flickr as well as your local PC.

    Any feedback and / or suggestions are most welcome!

  • 56. carbauja  |  February 19th, 2006

    Hello there,

    I just wanted to let you know about a Flickr application a friend and I wrote. It is called Groupr. It allows you to view the five most recent photos from all of a user’s groups. We would appreciate a link from your site.

    Thanks much!

  • 57. Bill Adams  |  February 25th, 2006

    Hi there…

    Under the Official Flickr Tools area, the “Send To Flickr” Bookmarklet no longer exists, and hasn’t for many months.

    Just an FYI…

    Great site, by the way!

  • 58. Richard  |  February 25th, 2006

    Hi. Would you please consider adding Flickr TagMan to your comprehensive Flickr list? It’s a hangman game for Flickr tags. When you guess a tag, you’ll see some photos from the tag as the “reward” for winning a game.

  • 59. Eric  |  February 26th, 2006

    I have created a site called Groupr (it’s different than the Groupr listed above and I have contacted Jeremy about this). The purpose of the site is to provide a quick interface for adding photos to many groups at a time. The interface also allows people to quickly see the text of the group information pages so they will know the rules for posting in the groups.

    The site is at

  • 60. bramick  |  March 2nd, 2006

    FlickrJS - is a wrapper to use the Flickr API from javascript through xmlhttprequest’s. Or using AJAX techniques to get data without reload the whole page.

    This is no longer a link. It’s a spam page.

  • 61. Joe Lencioni  |  March 4th, 2006

    Good list. I recently finished a greasemonkey/creammonkey script that adds lightbox functionality to websites that link to images. While it is not specifically for Flickr, it does work quite nicely on the site. I call it Greased Lightbox. If you think it fits in this list, I would be happy for you to add it.

  • 62. Ryan Buterbaugh  |  March 9th, 2006


    Just wanted to let you know about matchr, the flickr puzzle game. given 8 flickr tags and 16 randomly selected pictures, users have to find each set of two pictures that have a tag in common.


  • 63. Geoff  |  March 10th, 2006

    Hi! Great list. Might I suggest adding Slideroll, which just recently added Flickr integration. thanks!

  • 64. Christian  |  March 10th, 2006

    Hi, could I humbly suggest a link to my new flickr app, called h4ppier photos? It helps people find photos that are not already in sets and/or filter by date. Once they find a group of photos they can then add them to a new or existing set or tag them.


  • 65. Anonymous  |  March 10th, 2006

    Hello everyone. I’d like to suggest checking out my app called sprinklr. It allows you to quickly add your photos to many groups as well as see the group posting rules without leaving the page.

    you can use sprinklr here
    I would appreciate being added to the list as well.


  • 66. Blake Schwendiman  |  March 11th, 2006

    How about a few Google Homepage Modules for Flickr? I think Homepage modules are a great place to keep my favorite Flickrs.

  • 67. bouncingknee  |  March 24th, 2006

    I have written a program to change the desktop wallpaper based on tags entered. Pictures are downloaded from Flickr obviously, check it out at Thanks

  • 68. Anna and Dani  |  March 24th, 2006


    we’ve just released a new Flickr toy.

    It is called Bubblr and you can create comic strips using images from Flickr by adding bubbles to them. You can also upload your own images.

    Note that it is still in beta version, we’ve detected some bugs, but now we think there is an enough stable version.

    To create an strip:

    To view the archive:

    Regards from Barcelona,
    Anna and Dani, pimapmpum team.

  • 69. Grant Robinson  |  April 10th, 2006

    This page is a great resource, thanks for putting in the time and effort to update it.

    I would be grateful if you could add to your list of tools my Travelr tool which lets you display your Flickr photos geographically on a world map:

  • 70. Rob Roy  |  April 11th, 2006

    Take a look at FlickrFly ( - add a link to your geotagged Flickr image so you can fly to that position in Google Earth.

    Also see GETrackr ( for a way of generating geotags using Google Earth.

  • 71. Saffrrr  |  April 12th, 2006

    I think this one deserves to be added:

  • 72. Dan Coulter  |  April 12th, 2006

    You missed this one:

  • 73. Sati Hillyer  |  April 12th, 2006

    Check out MarketBlast…

    It utilizes Flickr to host images for your eBay ads. It has a slick Flickr uploader feature.

  • 74. Enrique Alvarez  |  April 18th, 2006


    just another addon: “geotagr” (to geotag photos in Flickr) >>> from


    Enrique Alvarez

  • 75. Oliver  |  April 18th, 2006

    Great Collection but my tool is missing ;-)
    It’s a so called Memory Game, programmed in Java.

  • 76. Tom  |  April 29th, 2006


    I’ve made a new site that finds the coolest photos on flickr using the power of the collective conciousness. It’s much simpler than meticulously rating them, you are presented with two photos, and you click the one that’s better. From the results of a bunch of people all doing that, we can figure out which photos are the best of the day. It’s still pretty beta at this stage, there are a bunch of features I’d like to add. But go check it out, I’d love to hear what people think. I find it totally addictive.

  • 77. Ken Prat  |  May 3rd, 2006

    I would just like to invite everyone to have a look at our Flickr presentation engine at

  • 78. Greg  |  May 13th, 2006

    Want to use Flickr photos of letters, numbers and punctuation to generate a FlicrkFont? Need to create zany fun headings? Feel like annoying your readers with pointless eye candy? Got just a few minutes to knock together a ransom note?

    Check out:


    This gaudy hack uses Flickr’s JSON feed to create a dynamic font based on pooled images. If you’re game, you can turn any HTML elements into a refreshing and unique pictorial representation of text using CSS. Eg

    <p class="FlickrFont">This text will get flickrised</p>

    Read more on Freshblog

  • 79. Greg  |  May 13th, 2006

    If you want to amuse children, the elderly or the infirm by replicating the fun and hilarity of old-fashioned typewriters, try TypeWritr. This hack uses FlickrFont and cheesy sound effects to ensure hours of noisy, colourful, keyboard-bashing fun.

  • 80. cetreman  |  May 16th, 2006

    I just say this link in digg, it allows you to scroll flickr images in an up down position, looked simple and cool.

  • 81. Friedbeef  |  May 17th, 2006

    Fantastic bunch of links…. try this for spelling with Flickr

  • 82. Jahdakinebrah  |  May 19th, 2006

    For anyone tired of adding notes to mosaics by hand,
    Flickr Goodies - Notes Generatr

  • 83. Chris  |  May 23rd, 2006

    Here is a new Flickr Flash Jigsaw puzzle application. You search Flickr using tags and then select an image to create a jigsaw.

  • 84. Gil  |  May 28th, 2006

    A new site has been launched. It’s called and it’s the home of many toys for flickr. Make sure you try it out. New tools every week!

  • 85. Guillaume  |  May 29th, 2006

    Hi all

    I’m looking for a hack that will display the tile of my pictures in the Flcikr badge as well as other infos (date , comments, notes)

    My badge is located here:

    if you can guide me i would appreciate

  • 86. Mark  |  May 29th, 2006

    Thanks for collecting all thise links.

    Here is another tool some people may find useful: FlickrViewer is an extension to the popular SimpleVIewer (a flash photo viewing tool), and is free etc.

  • 87. jojo  |  June 6th, 2006

    Here’s an updated Flickr Interestingness RSS feed to replace the defunct one (comment 17):

  • 88. Mark  |  June 7th, 2006

    I need an application or tool that can extract all flickr tags and number of photos using each one…any one have a solution. Don’t care about the images or the links, just the tags themselves.

  • 89. ohad  |  June 13th, 2006

    I’d like to recommend the new Bubbles Flickr Uploader, really cool, you open up flickr and simply drag-n-drop your photos into it.

  • 90. Wayne  |  June 17th, 2006

    I currently use Gallery to host my photos. In an effort to keep it sync’d with flickr, I’m looking for a script that will take the RSS feed from the Gallery (which there is a hack for so it is formatted like a flickr RSS feed) and on a daily basis email new photos to the flickr upload address.

  • 91. deuts  |  June 21st, 2006

    I wonder if you have gone across . It’s a good presentation using your flickr photos.

  • 92. Dave PS  |  June 27th, 2006

    Shameless plug for my FlickrPanel. Allows you to view various Flickr photo’s within the Desktop Sidebar application

  • 93. David  |  July 3rd, 2006

    Is there a way to upload a picture and have it identifed when you do not know what it is? When someone shows you a picture and wants you to guess what it is, it would be handy to have a way to identify the picture when you give up.

  • 94. Peety  |  July 6th, 2006

    An amazing set of flick links..

    Thanks so much…

    A job well done!

  • 95. susan  |  July 7th, 2006

    I looked for a flickr tip, but maybe I’m searching the wrong words… I have a few photos though not ‘interesting worthy’, but yet they are steadly climbing up in hits. Is there a flickr gadget that I can use to see if my photos are linked somewhere else on the web??

  • 96. slightlyblue  |  July 16th, 2006


    I’ve just made this web app.
    Flickr Color Selectr

    It’s like the existing Flickr Color Pickr app, but non flash, but AJAX,
    and selects only Creative Commons licensed photos.

    love to hear anything from you.

  • 97. Andreas  |  July 21st, 2006

    If you own a Nabaztag (a wifi enabled plastic rabbit), you can use the service nabazr to get it to read the latest comments posted to your public photos and sets on flickr.

  • 98. Magnus von Koeller  |  July 28th, 2006

    While you already mention one Flickr favorites downloader on this page, I’d still like to add a link to my own: FlickrFaves For one, it is a cross-platform Java tool (the other is Windows-only). Secondly, it also allows you to download those of you favorites that you only have access to when you are logged in (the program gets read permission for your photos). Try it out, it’s easy, useful and free!

  • 99. Xabel  |  July 31st, 2006

    beonr, new widget for flickr:

  • 100. Kostas Michalopoulos  |  August 7th, 2006

    Hi, i wanted you to know that we made our free frameshow ecards system to “download” images from Flickr and “upload” them to Flickr accounts.

    A user can create (”frame”) an ecard using our (free) web tool using photos from her own computer, from a remote site using a web address or from her Flickr account and then send it via email as an ecard or save it to her Flickr account :-).

    Since i’ve spent around two weeks trying to make this thing work, i would like to hear any comments you may have :-P.

  • 101. Kostas Michalopoulos  |  August 7th, 2006

    Um, i forgot to post the URL to the ecards system:

  • 102. mrp  |  August 10th, 2006

    I’ve just created a new site for browsing flickr photos by location:

    Either enter a latitude/longitude or a place name and get a selection of nearby images.

  • 103. adrien  |  August 12th, 2006

    I’m looing for a tool to replace an image without loosing the “Views” and the “Comments”.


  • 104. Stu  |  August 15th, 2006

    Hi I wonder if theres a tool that lists your photo data into a text file. My main requirement is to find out which images are on my hdd but NOT on flickr in a particular set. This is tricky when managing huge sets.

    I noticed a linux virtual drive mapper, that would be ace for win.

  • 105. Frank  |  August 15th, 2006

    Absolutely cool list - awesome!!! Exactly what i was looking for.

  • 106. Jason  |  August 22nd, 2006

    Slideshowr lets you make arbitrary slide shows, shows the photo titles, and plays music.

  • 107. johnson  |  August 25th, 2006

    Flickr Contacts Organiser - A cool way to organise your flickr contacts via user tagging. You can read more about it here:

    And you can get the script here:

  • 108. milo  |  August 27th, 2006

    doesn’t seem to work or exist(?) anymore,
    had a splashr gallery running, now the splashr site and gallery faded away.
    do anybody knows why?

  • 109. Julie  |  August 30th, 2006

    How can I have a very small film strip of the latest 5 flickr photos in my flickr account integrated into a page on my own website?

  • 110. Michael Negus  |  September 4th, 2006

    how about this?

  • 111. johnson  |  September 9th, 2006

    Flickr Groups Organiser.
    Lets you tag/categorise your groups, making it easier to sort your groups list.

  • 112. Tinou Bao  |  September 12th, 2006

    My contribution:

    A web-based (nothing to download) slideshow viewer that’ll display photos in LARGE or ORIGINAL size. Allows searching by tag and/or user, sorting, randomization.

  • 113. satish  |  September 24th, 2006

    Is there any tool for adding frames to your Flickr Images.
    I would appreciate if anyone could help me with it.

  • 114. Michael  |  September 27th, 2006

    You may want this one too

  • 115. Mark-S  |  October 13th, 2006

    Nice list, good job,
    can you please add this - creating animated gifs from your flickr photos

  • 116. Flickrcn  |  October 23rd, 2006

    THX Share~

  • 117. tim t.  |  October 25th, 2006

    is there a cropping tool anywhere on flickr or on a third party site?

  • 118. iTagger  |  October 31st, 2006

    Don’t forget iTag.

    iTag is all about adding captions and keywords to your photos *before* you upload your photos.

    So all your original jpegs on your local hard drive have the same keywords as the uploaded copies.

    (Flickr recogises the data in the IPTC section of the JPEG file and automatically adds the data during upload - so you only tag once)


  • 119. //Rutger  |  November 16th, 2006

    I just released UploadrXL.

    It’s a full featured upload application that uploads your photos, adds them to your sets and/or groups. It adds tags and a description based upon the EXIF/IPTC tags or your own values.

  • 120. rony  |  November 20th, 2006

    WOW,this post impressed me.i have also updated my post on flickr tools

  • 121. solodad300  |  December 8th, 2006

    Someone told me there is a program that lets you see who has linked to one of your Flickr shots. I didn’t see it in your cool and extensive list but I may not understand all the terms or how such a program would be described. Any help?

  • 122. amc  |  December 12th, 2006

    My “must have” tool is PicLens (from This should definitely be added to the list above.

    PicLens allows you to get an awesome “cinematic” view of the Flickr pictures. PicLens got some really great reviews in MacWorld, TechCrunch, and bunch of blogs.

  • 123. Iwo  |  December 27th, 2006

    Hi. I have a vocabulary learning website that uses the Flickr API, its called WordMingle.

  • 124. timheuer  |  December 30th, 2006

    check out:

  • 125. TheLonelyguy  |  January 2nd, 2007

    its nice to see so many tools.

  • 126. krish  |  January 27th, 2007

    Please add this to your collection.


  • 127. dartar  |  February 2nd, 2007

    I’ve recently announced Group Trackr, a Flickr API-based tool to track growth statistics for public Flickr groups.

    Thought you guys may want to take a look at it.

  • 128. 玩具  |  February 7th, 2007

    Nice list, good job,

  • 129. Kai  |  February 15th, 2007

    Hey there!

    This is a really cool list! I found many great Flickr tools here….

    I just created the “FauxtoBooth Composr”, a Java-based application that helps you combine single images into “FauxtoBooth” strips… or any other kinds of tiled/mosaic images.

    Check it out….. :)

  • 130. Michael  |  March 3rd, 2007


    It occurred to me that older photos very rarely get seen as no one ever really browses past the first page or two of a photo stream. So, I wrote a little application which randomly selects photos from a group of your choice. It’s available on the web here:

    Hopefully some people will find it useful!


  • 131. Jonathan Aquino  |  March 7th, 2007

    Hi QOT - Would you add the Flickr Notifier to your list?

    It pops up a thumbnail of new images, from any Flickr feed, in the lower-right corner of your desktop. (For Windows.)

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