You have the ability to customize your download settings on Flickr, which enhances the security of your content by allowing you to specify who is authorized to save your images.
How to enable or disable downloading of your Flickr Content
- Log into your account on a web browser.
- Head to your Privacy & Permissions tab within your account settings.
- Under the heading Global Settings, you’ll see a setting “Who can download your images (including originals)?” | click Edit.
- Select the relevant setting (only you, your friends & family, people you follow, any Flickr member, anyone) | click Save.
The licensing you apply to your uploaded content gives you control over how others may or may not use it. You can learn more about the different licensing options here.
Creative Commons license
Interested in restricting downloads?
While the aim of attributing a stricter license to your items is to discourage others from downloading it, unfortunately, there will always be individuals out there who may disregard this & attempt to download your content anyways.
The only way to entirely prevent this is to remove your content from public view & make it private.
Below are some other ways to better control who is able to download your content:
- Limit access to your ‘original image’.*
- Limit the size of the image you want others to have access to.
*Note: Original video downloads are exclusively accessible to the member who uploaded the content.