60+ Tools To Enhance Your Flickr Experience

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Being a popular online image platform, Flickr has enabled Internet users to manage and share digital photos easily as long as there’s an Internet connection. Flickr is a revolution for photo sharing and management plus it has a huge community of photographers who provide great photos there for the world to see.

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However, speaking of its graphics user interface, it seems not really user-friendly in term of viewing and searching photos on Flickr. Flickr is more than a normal image management website. It’s a source of creativity, a pilgrimage of natural beauty, a fun and interesting place for inspiration too (at least for us).

If you’re a Flickr regular user like us, we believe you can explore Flickr in a better way with below quality tools which based on Flickr API. Here’s 60+ tools to enhance your Flickr experience.

Full list after jump.

Flickr Downloaders & Uploaders

Tools that enable you to download or upload series of photos to Flickr.

  1. Flickr Importr

    Flickr Importr is a tool for Windows that allows you to upload images to Flickr and automatically add them to groups and sets. Additionally it can import tags from a variety of third party image applications.

    flickr_Importr

  2. Flishr

    Flishr is a primer application to Download, Upload and Search photos from one central command console on your PC.

    Flishr

  3. FlickrFaves

    FlickrFaves is a small utility for downloading high-resolution versions of your Flickr favorites to your harddrive. FlickrFaves is a cross-platform utility written in Java.

    flickrfaves

  4. FlickrDown

    Save pictures locally and selecting them one at a time to download was too much of a hassle. This program allows you to download them more easily.

    flickrdown

  5. FlickrDownloadr

    With Downloadr, you can search, browse and batch download multiple Flickr pictures based on image tag (s), Flickr username, Groups Pools, Flickr user sets or even Interesting Flickr pictures of any particular day.

    FlickrDownloadr

  6. Gnickr

    Gnickr allows you to manage photos on your Flickr site as if they were local files on your Gnome desktop. It does this by creating a Flickr virtual filesystem.

    gnickr

  7. UploadrXL

    UploadrXL is a program to upload one or more images to Flickr and add them immediately to your Sets of Groups.

    uploadrXL

  8. Grabbr

    Grabbr is a small application to smooth the task of uploading screenshots to Flickr.
    You then have the option to, crop, title describe and tag the image before uploading it directly to your account.

    grabbr

  9. Foldr Monitr

    Foldr Monitr is a free tool that runs in the background and watches a selected folder (and optionally subfolders) waiting for you to add photos to it. When photos appear in the folder, Foldr Monitr automatically uploads them to your Flickr account for you.

    foldr_monitr

Flickr Search Engines

Powerful new photo search engines that work with the Flickr API.

  1. CompFight

    Compfight is a great new tool that uses Flickr’s API to search the database of photos and then feeds back the results as live clickable thumbnails.

    compfight

  2. FlickrBabel

    FlickrBabe borned as a satellite application when exploring several web services APIs trying to understand better how they work to use that knowledge in Wipley development.

    flickrbabel

  3. Flickr Flipper

    Flickr Flipper allows you to search for Flickr photos and also search for photos from specific Flickr users. It uses Papervision to display the photos one at a time and even allows you to download the photo to your computer.

    flickr_flipper

  4. FlickrStorm

    Flickerstorm is a new way to search through Flickr photos. You can easily search through photos by entering a subject or topic. Flickrstorm will pull up relevant photo thumbnails through which you can scroll.

    flickr_storm

  5. PictureSandbox

    Picturesandbox.com uses the Flickr search APIs to return images by all users on Flickr.

    picturesandbox

  6. Tag Galaxy

    TagGalaxy offers up a novel concept concerning Flickr and tags. The set up, as you can probably guess, is influenced by space. Essentially, Flickr tags are.

    tag_galaxys

  7. FeelImage

    FeelImage is a new image search engine service that lets you type in some feeling words to better find the photos you’re looking for.

    feelimage

  8. FlickRiver

    Flickriver is an new way to explore and view Flickr photographs. Flickriver has many additional Flickr photo views – user recent photos, favorites, sets, user and everyone’s photos by tag.

    flickriver

  9. Tiltomo

    With Tiltomo, you can play with our Visual Search code using two sample databases from flickr. Getting started is easy, search for a tag or click random. Look for an image you like, click one of the Find Similar links under the image.

    tiltomo

  10. flickrleech

    Flickrleech is a simple site based on the Flickr API that pulls up as many as 200 Flickr thumbnails at one time.

    flickrleech

  11. findr

    The most interesting feature of this experiment is the ability to refine your search by eliminating tags. When you click on a tag, flickr returns that tag’s list of related tags. Findr then compares that list with the previous list(s) of tags and displays the intersection.

    findr

Flickr Slide Show & Gallery Makers

Tools that allows you to create a photo gallery or slide show with different presentation methods.

  1. Slideoo

    Slideoo is a new web app for Flickr users that lets you create horizontal streaming slideshows of your Flickr photos. You can specify the albums from which you’d like Slideoo to pull photos, photo width, and the number of photos to be included in the show.

    slideoo

  2. Flickr AutoDownloadr

    Flickr AutoDownloadr is a small, freeware Windows application written using the Flickr API and AutoIt. Using it, you can pick any photos from Flickr – yours, your friends’, random strangers’ – and create a slideshow from them, which displays in a fullscreen window.

    Flickr_AutoDownloadr

  3. Picsviewr

    Picsviewr provides a wide variety of slideshows (currently 7) for viewing your Flickr photos with more flexibility. Every Flickr user has a slideshow here. There is no need to create an account or configure anything and your preferences are saved.

    Flickr_AutoDownloadr

  4. flickrSLiDR

    flickrSLiDR allows you to easily embed the classic flickr slideshows on your website or blog. All you need to do is enter the flickr URL address of the user, photo set or group you would like to embed along with some options. You’ll receive the HTML embed code in return.

    flickrslidr

  5. Pictobrowser

    PictoBrowser is a free web application that displays Flickr images on websites and blogs.

    Pictobrowser

  6. Fotoviewr

    You and your friends can look at your photos by clicking on page after HTML page or you can immerse yourself in a highly interactive and engaging 3D interface.

    fotoviewr

  7. MooPix

    MooPix lets you access your public Flickr photos without doing PHP, Ruby, or Python situps. What you do with it is your perrogative.

    moopix

  8. Splashr

    Splashr is an application for Flickr which is actually far more robust and useful than it first appears.

    Splashr

  9. Flickr Slideshow Generator

    Flickr Slideshow Generator allows you to generate the HTML necessary to embed a custom Flickr Slideshow in your page or blog.

    Flickr_slideshow_generator

  10. Travelr

    Travelr is a free photo gallery viewer that you can put on your own site. Travelr lets you display your Flickr photos geographically on a world map.

    travelr

  11. Flickr Image Gallery

    An Ajax image gallery with fade effects for transitioning of images and populated using JSON data.

    travelr

  12. ImageLoop

    Get your favourite Flickr photos in your slideshow – every day fresh and updated!

    imageloop

Interesting Flickr Tools

Explore how Flickr can be interesting when interacts with other Flickr tools.

  1. FlickrFight

    FlickrFight is a new Website which helps you to compare the Images. You select the keywords or tags to be contested. The one with the most images on site, wins the fight.

    flickfight

  2. Retrievr

    Retrievr is an experimental service which lets you search and explore in a selection of Flickr images by drawing a rough sketch.

    retrievr

  3. Multicolr Search Lab

    With the Multicolr Search Lab, you can browse through 10 million of Flickr’s most interesting Creative Commons images, and find ones that share the same colours. Choose up to 10 colours from our palette of 120 different shades.

    multicolr_search_lab

  4. Flickr Color Selectr

    Flickr Color Selectr allows you to search for images on Flickr based on the primary color within the image.

    Flickr_color_selectr

  5. Colr Pickr

    ColrPickr uses a color wheel which is used to find Flickr photos on the basis of color. Choose from a set of picture themes, e.g. flowers, graffiti, doors and windows, textures and urban decay, among others, to set your color.

    colr_pickr

  6. Tilt Viewer

    A free, customizable 3D Flash image viewing application.

    tiltviewer

  7. FlickrVision

    Flickrvision is a webapp that displays the newest uploads to the popular photo-sharing service, Flickr. As the globe spins, photos pop up from every continent, featuring landscapes, architecture, people, animals, food, and anything imaginable.

    flickrvision

  8. Flickr Logo Makr

    Flickr Logo Makr allows you to make flickr style logo.

    flickr_logo_makr

  9. Spell With Flickr

    Spell with Flickr is a fun little program that invites users to type in whatever they want to, then matches each letter of that word with letter pictures straight from Flickr.

    spell_with_flickr

  10. depictr

    Type in a lyrics and retrieve related photos from Flickr.

    depictr

  11. Flicktionary

    Test your guessing skills and flickr picture choosing skills in this fun twist on pictionary.

    flicktionary

  12. fastr
  13. A flickr game to guess the tag of a photo.

    fastr

  14. Flickr Sudoku

    A sudoku puzzle game using Flickr Photos.

    flickr_sudoku

  15. Tagman Flickr
  16. agMan is a game that combines the classic hangman game with tags. Tags are used to label the subject or category of blog posts, photos and other items on the web.

    tagman_flickr

  17. Memry

    Play a memory game with photos from Flickr.To start playing just type a tag and click ‘play’.

    flicktionary

  18. Mosaickr

    With mosaickr you can create beautiful mosaics from your flickr pictures, and even print them on posters!
    Creating a mosaick is easy and it’s free.

    flexplore

Flickr Wallpapers

Find wallpapers in Flickr and bring them to your desktop.

  1. FlickrWallpaper

    FlickrWallpaper is a simple desktop wallpaper changer that downloads photos based on tags from flickr. You can specify a set of tags you are interested in. Photos are sorted on interestingness (computed by flickr). No scheduler is included, just a simple application to use for yourself.

    flickrwallpaper

  2. Fleace

    Fleace, the Flickr-Enabled Automatic Changer for Everyone, is a free wallpaper changer that retrieves pictures from Flickr based on topics of your choice.

    fleace

  3. Wallpapr

    A nice, simple Ajax app that will spit out a bunch of photo wallpapers from Flickr’s Wallpapers pool on command. Type to search for wallpapers using keywords of your interest, you will get results as thumbnails in Wallpaper.

    wallpapr

Miscellaneous Flickr Tools

Tools that assist you in exploring Flickr.

  1. Color Hunter

    Color Hunter is a place to find and make color palettes created from images. When you search for color palettes by tag, ColorHunter.com searches Flickr.com via Flickr’s API for images labeled with the tag you entered. The thumbnails of the Flickr images are used to create a color palette.

    color_hunter

  2. Flickr Graph

    Flickr Graph is an application that explores the social relationships inside flickr.com. It makes use of the classic attraction-repulsion algorithm for graphs.

    flickr_graph

  3. GetFlickr

    Retrieve original size of any photo on Flickr. GetFlickr will allow you to retrieve original photos from flickr.com using the public API.

    color_hunter

  4. Flickr Finder (Mac only)

    Flickr Finder is a Mac-only application that lets you browse Flickr photos without a browser. The interface is similar to the Mac Finder.

    flickr_finder

  5. earth album

    earth album is a simpler, slicker Flickr mash-up that allows you to explore some of the most stunning photos in the world courtesy of Google maps and Flickr.

    earth_album

  6. Preloadr

    Preloadr is a neat little tool that offers free photo editing for Flickr. You just log in to Flickr and give Preloadr permission to access your account – you can then choose an image to crop, rotate or flip.

    preloadr

  7. flexplore

    Flexplore lets you see photos that have been seen before and manages to find photos that matches your tastes and likings.

    flexplore

  8. Gickr

    Gickr.com lets you instantly create Animated GIF online, free, by grabbing photos from your Flickr.

    gickr

  9. LinuxInside

    Statr for Flickr tracks page views statistics for your Flickr photo stream, using the Flickr API. Graphs are automatically updated on a daily basis and can be linked from external websites.

    statr

  10. PlantWire

    PlantWire uses publicly licensed Flickr photos to identify flowers and plants. Currently, their floral database contains over 300 plants and over 6000 images.

    plantwire

Author:

Kay is a tech-savvy and regular writer at Hongkiat.com. He also maintains K-Director, a technology blog. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook.

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