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)
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.
- 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.