6 Best Free Linux Flickr Tools
Flickr is an online photo management and sharing application
created in 2004 and subsequently acquired by the web portal
organisation, Yahoo! Inc. Flickr has a large user base (more than 60
million members) that rely on this storage site to host and share their
6 billion images with family and friends. The application is
particularly popular among the blogging community, but faces stiff
competition from the likes of Picasa, Facebook, and others. There is a
free version of Flickr which allows 2 videos and 300MB of photos to be
uploaded per month. If users need more bandwidth, the ability to show
HD video, archiving, and ad-free browsing, they can upgrade to a
relatively inexpensive Pro account.
Whilst there have been no official Flickr tools released for
Linux, the developers have made the Application Programming Interfaces
(APIs) available to software developers. The APIs allow Flickr to be
integrated into other Linux software.
This article focuses on selecting the best small Linux
utilities that support Flickr integration. These tools help
users to edit, tag, download and upload images to and from a Linux
computer and the Flickr service.
One application that is definitely worth an honorable mention
but has not
been covered in this article is FlickrEdit. This is a Java application
which has an excellent feature-set, but we have run into some
compatibility issues with the Ubuntu / Java combination we use on our
To provide an insight into the quality of software that is
available, we have compiled a list of 6 useful Flickr tools. Hopefully,
there will be something of interest here for anyone
who wants to manage their Flickr account from a Linux box.
Now, let's explore the 6 Flickr tools at hand.
For each title we have compiled its own portal page, a full description
with an in-depth analysis of its features, a screenshot, together with
links to relevant resources and reviews.
||Flickr uploading tool for the GNOME desktop
your accounts in the Flickr image hosting website
||Desktop Flickr Organizer for GNOME
built-in support for Flickr
||Upload pictures to the Flickr service from the
Nautilus file browser
Flickr images from public profiles
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Last Updated Sunday, March 24 2013 @ 07:13 PM EST