06/24/13 405 W, 1 I - + 3 - 5 UPDATED: Flickr Downloaders

June 24
By way of example, let's demonstrate how to download all of the photos from one of Lee Wilson's sets. Such as the structure fire last week at Surtronics on Beryl Road. (Lee has requested the sharing of these instructions, to people have easier access to his images.) For these instructions, we'll use one of the programs mentioned in the first part of this posting.

Part I  - Locate the Photo Set to Download

  1. Visit Lee's Flickr site.
  2. Click Sets.
  3. Click Raleigh W/F Surtronics.
  4. Copy the address of the web page: http://www.flickr.com/photos/leewilson/sets/72157634168998709.

Part II - Install a Flickr Downloader Application.

This example uses the Saleen Flickr Downloader.

Part III - Start the Application

  1. Start the application.
  2. In the Select License dialog box, click Home Edition.
  3. In the main application window, paste the address of the photo set: http://www.flickr.com/photos/leewilson/sets/72157634168998709.
  4. Also in this window, click Settings > General Settings, and specify the output folder for the downloaded images.

Part IV - Start the Downloading

  1. In the smaller Download multiple pictures window, click the Select All button.
  2. Click the Save selected button, which will queue the selected images to begin downloading.
  3. Because there are four pages of photos to this set, click the right arrow button to view the second page. Then repeat step #1 and #2.
  4. Watch the separate Queue window, for the status of your download.

Clear as mud?

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June 23
Want to download all pictures in a particular Flickr photo set? There are a number of programs available, that you can easily find using Google. Try the key words "Flickr downloader." Best one we've tried to date is Saleen Flickr Downloader. This is a free program for home users that can quickly and somewhat easily download single pictures, multiple pictures, or entire photo sets. And you can download the highest quality versions available of each image. (It can take a little time, though. Say three seconds per image, which adds up if you're downloading a 200 or 300-image set.) The catch is that there are a couple dialog boxes and assorted options. You'll have to play with the thing just a little bit. For a faster and easier process--but which only downloads 500 pixel versions on their longest edge--try Flickr Downloader. That one's lickety split. And there are other programs out there. What have you tried and liked?

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