Flickr Pro members can quickly and safely backup entire photo collections from a computer, hard drive, Photos Library, Dropbox and more by installing the Windows Uploadr.
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After installing, you’ll need to connect the Uploadr to your Flickr account. To do so, sign into your account & a code will be generated:
Enter the code into the code page:
After successfully entering the code, click Submit:
- All photos uploaded through the Uploadr are uploaded as private. Once uploaded, you can change the privacy settings at any time.
- Please note that processing times may vary depending on volume & type of content the folders contain. For example, the more items a folder contains, the longer it will take to process.
What gets Uploaded?
By selecting which folders the Uploadr monitors, you have full control over what contents from your device are uploaded. As you add new items to the folders, the Uploadr automatically watches for new content to upload.
Images are only uploaded from your computer to Flickr. It does not sync both ways.
- Delete images on your computer - Associated images on Flickr are not deleted.
- Delete images on Flickr - Associated images on your computer are not deleted.
Eligible content to upload
Any unique JPEG, JPG, or PNG with a minimum file size of 3kb will be eligible for upload.
Note: Video uploads are not supported with the Windows Uploadr. Additional file limitations can be found here.
No duplicate images
The Uploadr scans previously uploaded content to ensure no duplicates appear on your account. Keep in mind, if you edit and save over the original image on your computer, it may upload it as a new image. Edits may include:
- Editing the image with photo editing software.
- Rotating the image.
- Resizing the image.
- Re-compressing the image.
Uploads organized by albums
Uploadr keeps your images organized by creating new photo albums on Flickr, based on the original folder's name it uploads from.
Pause the Uploadr
You can pause the Uploadr at any time. This is especially useful if you're low on bandwidth, like when you're streaming HD video. Learn how to pause the Uploadr.
Sign out of the Uploadr
If you have multiple accounts, you can sign out of the Uploadr and log in with your other credentials anytime you want. Learn how to sign out.
Troubleshooting issues with the Uploadr
As part of our transition off of Yahoo login, the Windows Uploadr will no longer redirect to Yahoo. If you see a blank page or a “Grass could be greener” page, please make sure you are using the latest version of the Uploadr by checking for auto-updates. You can also uninstall, re-download, and re-install the latest version.
Login code is not appearing? If you have high contrast mode enabled on Windows 10, it’s possible the text has changed from black to white. Try highlighting the code boxes to see if the code has blended into the background.