How To Download Pictures From Flickr

I have had a number of people tell me that they can’t download my pictures off Flickr, because they are “protected”.  You can download the pictures, but I have had so many people confused about this I figured I would explain it in detail.  Flickr automatically sets all photos to copyright all rights reserved, I make a habit of leaving all pictures with people in them on that setting, so pictures of my friends and family can not be used by other websites.  I also make a habit of changing most other pictures to creative commons, so those pictures can be used by other websites.  This is how I have gotten my pictures on sites like wired.com and mainstreet.com.  Either way, all rights reserved or creative commons you can download pictures and here is how.

STEP ONE: Right-click on the picture.  This is where everyone gets confused, normally you would get a “save” option but the people at flickr want you to know you are saving copy written material, that doesn’t mean you can’t save it though.

STEP TWO: Click on desired picture size.  I normally download the original size, though that is probably larger than most people want.  This will load the picture on another page.

STEP THREE: Click “Download the Original size of this photo”.  That is it, now don’t you feel silly.

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5 Responses to “How To Download Pictures From Flickr”

  1. Fbi » Blog Archive » How to get pictures off flickr Says:

    […] How To Download Pictures From Flickr В« Frozenrobot May 9, 2011 … I have had a number of people tell me that they can't download my pictures off Flickr, because they … […]

  2. K Says:

    Awesome thank you!

  3. Fufu Says:

    i just tried to do it but it says “The owner has disabled downloading of their photos” so I still feel silly thanks a lot

  4. Kask Says:

    you’re an idiot

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