Mac tools – flickrbackup

2.pngI became a Mac convert through Final Cut Pro (I am a video editor in another life). Ever since I swapped over, through my day-to-day work, I have become more and more convinced just how suited the Mac environment is to content creation. So much so that I thought I would try and post as regularly as I can on tips and tools that may be useful to mac based content creators.

First off is a little app that was found out of necessity – flickrbackup

I was with friends at the weekend who wondered if they could have some of the pictures I have on flickr on a disk. The originals weren’t on my laptop so I was faced with having to download the individual images from flickr.

Now flickr is a great resource, but very much geared to uploading, storing and sorting images. And whilst the presentation, auto thumbnailing and multi-size options all make single image downloading easy, it isn’t that friendly when it comes to downloading more than one. A quick search of the web found flickrbackup. Job sorted.

Installation was easy – just a quick flickr authorisation and I was away. A borrowed wifi connection and ten minutes and I had all the original images I wanted. It allows you to select individual images or full sets and you can opt to back-up to cd or dvd.

There are quite a few Windows based apps that will download images from your flickr account but FLickrbackup is the only Mac one I have found. (It’s actually a Java application so there is a windows version)

You can get flickrbackup at http://sunkencity.org/flickrbackup/ or at http://sourceforge.net/projects/flickrbackup

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