30+ Tools To Enhance Your Flickr Experience

Being a popular online image platform, Flickr is a revolution for photo sharing and management plus it has a huge community of photographers who showcase their work the world to see.

And so to help you make the most of Flickr’s amazing platform, there are a number of tools that can add a lot to your experience. So, no matter you are a casual user or a regular one, here are 30+ tools to enhance your Flickr experience.

Note: This post was originally published in October 2008 and has been updated in May 2018 as all the non-working apps have been removed and new apps have been added.

Flickr Uploadr

A useful tool to backup your photo collections from your computer, hard drives, iPhoto or Dropbox, Flickr Uploadr is available for Windows 7, 8.x, and 10.

Flickr Uploadr
Aperture for Flickr

Export your photos right from Aperture into Flickr with this amazing Aperture for Flickr tool. It makes it really easy to do posting on Flickr as part of your everyday workflow.

Aperture for Flickr
jUploadr

Another uploader in the list, jUploadr is a cross-platform, cross-site photo uploader that supports Flickr. You can batch edit your photos and set all properties of your images before uploading. jUploadr is available for Windows Linux and OS X.

jUploadr
Flickr Mobile

It is the official Flickr mobile app to upload, share and access photos on the go. It allows you to upload photos in HD, edit, apply filters, resize, crop or flip your photos before uploading. Flickr’s mobile app is free and serves as a gateway to the rest of the site. The app is available for both iOS and Android.

Flickr Commons Map

A tool that shows you the most recently uploaded photos for any displayed map area, Flickr Commons Map allows you to pick a city, town or area you’re interested in and you’ll be able to drill down to see how many photos are available from that location.

Flickr Commons Map
Glimmr

Glimmr is a tool for frequent Flickr users with a beautiful interface, support for Flickr groups, commenting on photos, and view EXIF and location data. Though you can’t upload or organize your photos through this app, however, it’s a great tool for browsing Flickr photos.

Glimmr
Flump

Want to download some public photos from Flickr? Try Flump. It is a simple application to download all of the public photos of a specific Flickr account easily.

Flump
Phlogre

A helpful photo organizer tool for local as well as Flickr photos, Phlogre enables you to sort your photos with name or tag and upload them to Flickr. Phlogre can be a good substitute for the official Flickr Uploadr.

Phlogre
Flickr Hive Mind

Flickr Hive Mind is actually a data mining tool for the Flickr photos database. You can search by metadata tags, groups, users, contacts, and favorites etc.

Flickr Hive Mind
Desktop Flickr Organizer for Gnome

Yet another photo organizer for Flickr, with this app you can manage your photos in online/offline mode. It has an easy-to-use-interface where you can upload, search and download photos.

Desktop Flickr Organizer for Gnome
dFlickr: Delphi API Kit for Flickr

dFlickr has many functions of the Flickr API. It gives you the necessary classes to access users, photos, photosets, groups, pools, and blogs in Flickr.

dFlickr: Delphi API Kit for Flickr
FlickrFaves

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

flickrfaves
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
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
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
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
PictureSandbox

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

picturesandbox
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
findr

The most interesting feature of this tool 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
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
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
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
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
Flickr Logo Makr

Flickr Logo Makr allows you to make flickr style logo.

flickr_logo_makr
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
fastr

A flickr game to guess the tag of a photo.

fastr
Tagman Flickr

TagMan 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
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
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
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
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
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
Gickr

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

gickr
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