Thousands of people use Flickr everyday to view, upload and share images. If you have an account, you may want to share a Flickr set or two with friends or family members. Unfortunately, Flickr doesn’t offer an easy way to do this; you have to download each image one-by-one.
If you have large number of images in your Flickr set this can take a very long time, plus it’s just a huge inconvenience. So why not make things easier for your friends and family by allowing them to download your Flickr sets with just one click? Well, the good news is that you can do that.
There are a few tools floating around the Web that allow you to download Flickr sets in bulk and Flick and Share is one of them. Today we’re going to show you just how easy it is to download your Flickr sets in a few simple steps.
1. Head over to the Flick and Share website and click on the “Start now!” button.
2. You’ll need to connect your Flickr account and give Flick and Share permission to access your account. So click on “Ok, I’ll Authorize It” on the next page.
3. After being directed back to the Flick and Share website, you should see all of your sets on the page.
4. When you scroll your mouse over the thumbnails for your sets, you’ll see a “Share” button pop up. Click on the button to share any particular Flickr set.
5. On the next page you’ll see all the images in that set. There will be a button that says “Get your sharing link!” at the bottom right corner of the set. Click on that button so that you can get your link to share with your family and friends.
6. Now you’ll see all of your sharing options. There will be a shortened link that you can copy and share anywhere online. You can also share via email, on Facebook (via “Like” and “Send” buttons) or on Twitter.
7. Anyone who visits your link will be able to download the set (using Flick and Share’s Java Applet) or get a list of the photos.
Flick and Share is a pretty brilliant tool for Flickr; it has never been easier to download all of your photos from a single Flickr set. Not only will your family and friends appreciate how easy it is to use, but I’m sure you’ll enjoy its convenience as well.
Flick and Share also makes it easy to manage your shared sets. By clicking on “My Shares” at the top of the page, you can get to the share page for any of your sets as well as delete sets that you don’t want to share anymore. So you won’t have to worry about unauthorized access to your sets.
As soon as you know that the people you’ve shared with have downloaded the set, you can get rid of the share page for security purposes. That’s a very clever feature.
What do you think of Flick and Share? Do you think that it will come in handy for you?