5 ways to download all of your original Flickr photos and albums

You have a ton of images on Flickr and want to leave? Me too!

1) Download a single image

Open a photo (example) in your browser, click on the download arrow at the bottom right and click on “Original”. Boom. Photo downloaded. That’s it!

Flickr single image export

2) Download a single album

Open an album (example), click on the download arrow at the middle and click on “Create zip file”. Boom. You will get an email by Flickr after some minutes (or hours) with a link to a zip file. That’s it!

Flickr single album export
Flickr album export email
Flickr album export after extraction

3) Download selected images via camera roll

I didn’t even know about the Flickr camera roll before I tried different photo export options these days. It’s not that bad. You can sort the view by “date taken”, “date uploaded” or “magic view” which will intelligently categorize your photos into food, landscape, people, etc.

Flickr camera roll photo explorer
Flickr camera roll photo export limit

4) Download all your Flickr data including photos

On your Flickr account page in the area “Your Flickr Data” in the bottom right corner, you are able to request ALL OF YOUR FLICKR DATA with just one click. It’s free. Do it now! Thanks to GDPR most big cloud services provide some kind of data export today, which is indeed a very nice thing.

Flickr account data export
Flickr account data export email
Flickr account data export finished
photos and videos folder after download and extraction
account data folder after download and extraction

5) Use the “Adios for Flickr” app to export all your albums in 3 minutes (for Mac/Win)

It’s free for up to 25 albums. To export more albums it just costs you 7.99 Euro. It’s a small app I developed in January 2019 after understanding that Flickr does not provide a quick and solid way to export all of your albums.

Adios for Flickr app for Mac/Windows
Adios for Flickr: Creating albums
Adios for Flickr: Export finished

6) More download options

Of course, there are more options out there to download your Flickr images. Apps can use the Flickr API to access your pictures and download them as Bulkr does. But the free version only allows photo download in large size, not the original one. Bulkr Pro version starts at 29$/year.

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