First off is a little app that was found out of necessity – flickrbackup
I was with friends at the weekend who wondered if they could have some of the pictures I have on flickr on a disk. The originals weren’t on my laptop so I was faced with having to download the individual images from flickr.
Now flickr is a great resource, but very much geared to uploading, storing and sorting images. And whilst the presentation, auto thumbnailing and multi-size options all make single image downloading easy, it isn’t that friendly when it comes to downloading more than one. A quick search of the web found flickrbackup. Job sorted.
Installation was easy – just a quick flickr authorisation and I was away. A borrowed wifi connection and ten minutes and I had all the original images I wanted. It allows you to select individual images or full sets and you can opt to back-up to cd or dvd.
There are quite a few Windows based apps that will download images from your flickr account but FLickrbackup is the only Mac one I have found. (It’s actually a Java application so there is a windows version)