Let's get your photos out there! Below you'll find our guidelines to help you determine which file types are supported for hassle-free uploading.
Supported file types
- GIF (non-animated)
- All other formats will be converted to JPEG (see limitations below)
- MP4 (recommended with H.264)
- AVI (Proprietary codecs may not work)
- MOV (AVID or other proprietary codecs may not work)
- MPEG (1, 2, and 4)
Note: Renaming a file with an extension listed above does not change the type of file. Files must be converted to one of the supported formats before they can be uploaded to your Flickr account.
Pro tip: Use the built-in Windows Photo/Video editor, Mac Photos App, or iMovie (iOS & Mac) to export files that Flickr can support.
Note: Effective May 1, 2022, free accounts are subject to a 1,000 item upload limit (with a limit of 50 non-public photos or videos) & are limited to uploading only Safe content.
To upload unlimited content, regardless of privacy settings & safety levels, upgrade to Pro. (For more information on the changes, please visit our blog post.)
- RAW photos are not supported at this time.
- Each photo can be up to 200 MB.
- Images can be no more than 31.25 times wider than they are tall. This might prevent some panoramic images from uploading.
- When uploading HEIF/HEIC images via the app, conversion to JPEG only happens automatically on iOS. For Android, the file must be converted before uploading (either on the device, if supported, or through a conversion app).
- Each video can be up to 1 GB.
- The maximum resolution for videos is 1080p.
- Although videos of any length can be uploaded, video playback is constrained to the first 3 minutes for free members, and 10 minutes for Pro members.
- If you're having trouble uploading a video, try converting the file to a different format.
- It is not possible to upload Restricted videos.