Flickr Pro members can quickly and safely backup entire photo collections from a computer, hard drive, Photos Library, Dropbox and more by installing the Mac Uploadr.
Install the Mac Uploadr
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- 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 & HEIC photos are not supported with the Mac 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.
Update the Uploadr
For users who already have the old Mac Uploadr installed, it will automatically check on launch for an update and install the latest version, this happens automatically. Users can also reboot (quit and re-open) the Mac Uploadr so it updates automatically.
Sign out of the Uploadr
If you have multiple Flickr accounts, you can sign out of the Uploadr and log in with your other credentials anytime you want. Learn how to sign out.
The Uploadr isn’t detecting images in your Photos library?
Currently, the Uploadr can only scan images from what your Mac has set as the default photo library.
If you happened to move your photo library to a different location (for example, to an external hard drive), you’ll need to set it as the System Photo Library using these steps:
- Open your photo library file.
- When the Photos app opens, click Photos in the menu bar at the top.
- Select Preferences.
- Select the General tab if needed.
- Check the Use as System Photo Library.
If this option is already checked, or if your photo’s library hasn’t moved, feel free to reach out with us for additional support here.