By Akhter on June 8, 2011

40 Amazing Tools To Enhance Your Flickr Experience

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Flickr is a platform that lets you upload and share your photos with the world including your friends, colleagues, relatives, fans and etc. People cannot only rate the shared photos but can also leave their comments on the photos they like. This is not only boosts the self confidence of the photographer who shared his collection but also gives him a sense of appreciation.

Flickr has become a popular platform not only for the professional photographers and designers but also for the home users. Here, we are sharing 40 useful tools that let you explore your favorite photo sharing platform in a better way. These tools are based on Flicker API and are meant to improve the users’ Flickr journey. Enjoy!

Tag Galaxy

Tag Galaxy is a very nice application that uses Papervision3D to explore Flickr photos via virtual planetary systems. You enter a tag, and the related galaxy appears on screen.


This is a WordPress plugin that allows you to display your Flickr photos and photosets on your site.


Memry is a classic memory game based on Flickr images. You can enter a tag and play with images that match it.


Find photos on flickr by browsing and refining related tags. The most interesting feature of this experiment is the ability to refine your search by eliminating tags. When you click on a tag, flickr returns that tag’s list of related tags.


If you wanna rate photos on Flickr or wanna browse most popular photos that are chosen by other members of Flickr, you can use Photoree.

Flickr Flipper

Flickr Flipper allows you to search for Flickr photos and also search for photos from specific Flickr users.

Picture Sandbox

This is another tool for searching your favorite photos on Flickr that displays image results from al the users on Flickr.


PiciShare is a great alternative to your standard flickr search. it lets you search by tags or full text.

Airtight Interactive

Airtight Interactive is a tool that not only displays images on the basis of your tags but also gives you more suggestion related to particular tag.


Bubblr is a tool to create comic strips using photos from, begin searching images and add bubbles to them.

Dojo/Flickr Image Gallery

To transit your images using fade effects and populates them by using JSON data, you can use this Ajax image gallery.


Flickrshow is a very simple Javascript slideshow for Flickr. It doesn’t require any web-development expertise, any particular Javascript frameworks. It works in all modern web browsers, and Internet Explorer 6.


Here you can play with Visual Search code using two sample databases from flickr. Getting started is easy, search for a tag or click random. Look for an image you like, click one of the Find Similar links under the image.

Flickr Color Selectr

This is another tool for Flickr lovers who wanna find out photos based on a specific color in RGB. This amazing tool will let you pick a color and change it.


Picsviewr turn your flickr photos into visually stimulating presentations. Choose one of the 10 slideshows templates available and enjoy!


FlickrSLiDR allows you to easily embed the classic flickr slideshows on your website or blog. All you need to do is enter the flickr URL address of the user, photo set or group you would like to embed along with some options.


A free web application that displays Flickr images on websites and blogs. Use the PictoBrowser Builder to customize the look and functionality of your PictoBrowser to best suit your images and your website’s design.


Create and embed Flickr slideshows in just 3 steps


Slideoo allows you to create horizontal streaming slideshows of your favorite photos. It’s a new web app that gives you an option to choose the album from which you want Slideoo to pull photos. You can also specify photo width, and the number of photos to be included in the show.


FlickrFaves is a small utility for downloading high-resultion versions of your Flickr favorites to your harddrive. FlickrFaves is a cross-platform utility written in Java.


FlickrDown is a tool for Flickr lovers wanting to download and upload their pics with ease. With FlickrDown, You can save photos to local drive of your PC at any time.


Amazing tool for downloading photos from the photo service. Flickr Downloadr is a simple and efficient tool that runs on Windows XP (new!), Windows Vista and Windows 7. The photo downloading tool will copy full size photos to your local computer.


Flump is a simple application that allows you to download all of the public photos for a specific Flickr account.


Kflickr is another tool to upload your photos on Flickr written for KDE. It is an easy to use tool that has features of drag-n-drop, editing your photos properties, accessing you list of tags, large image preview and much more.


Compfight is a Flickr tool displaying searched photos on the basis of different tags that you give to your photos.


Glimmr is a photo uploader for the Flickr web service. As an uploader, Glimmr is responsible for editing photo metadata (such as the Title and Description), and uploading the photos to Flickr.

Track Flickr Groups

Group Trackr allows you to track and plot growth statistics for public Flickr groups. Graphs displaying group activity (photos and members) are updated on a daily basis and stored on this server for ease of linking. Once a group is tracked, a detailed group activity report is generated and growth figures can be syndicated via feeds or downloaded.

Flickr Photo Album

This Flickr plugin for WordPress will allow you to pull in your Flickr photosets and display them as albums on your WordPress site.

Flickr Follow Comments

Filter the comment you’ve made to only follow the one that interest you. The current features allow you to see directly 10 pages of comments and filter the comments displayed to show only: photos from your contacts/friends/family with new comments, photos with new comments and less than 10 since yours (so you still see your original comment), photos with new comments that you have not marked as ignored, photos with new comments since your last visit (loading) of the “Comment You’ve Made” page.


Interesting Website that helps you to compare the photos. You select the keywords or tags to be contested. The one with the most images on site, wins the fight.

Flickr Tag Cloud Widget

This is plugin for the Widget Sidebar in WordPress. It will display your flickr tags as a tag cloud in your blog’s sidebar.

Flickr – Multi Group Sender

This script enables you to easily send your Flickr images/videos to multiple groups at the same time. It overrides the flickr “Send to Group” button above your photo/video and lets you send your Flickr image or video to multiple groups simultaneously.

Flickr Auto Page

Infinite Scrolling for Flickr: this greasemonkey script removes the need to go from pages to pages in Flickr by automatically expanding the display when you scroll.

Notifyr: Track Any User

This site lets you subscribe to a photo page, getting email notifications whenever new images are added.

flickrPM – Adds useful links next to usernames on Flickr

Adds icons for Mail, Profile, Favourites, Scout, Interestingness, DNA, River and the user’s photo archive next to usernames in forums and on individual photo pages. Sending a flickr mail is now possible without actually leaving the page you are on, either click the mail icon by their name or the flickrmail link in their buddy icon and it will popup the flickrpm mail window, from which you can send a message straight away!


Turn any words into a Flickr-type logo with their font.

Track Your Own Account Views

Flickr allows stats reporting only to its paid users, if you wanna use Flickr for free and wanna keep a record, try LinuxInside that will let you see the basic trend. To do so, simply allow access to your Flickr account.

Flickr – Background color

This scripts gives you ability to change background color on flickr photo page.

Big Huge Labs

Large collection of games to play with Flickr photos like making poster, badges, mosaic, calendars, and many many more.


Type your stream of guesses into the text box, flickr will listen and try to help you by drawing new photos. When you think you know the whole compound word, type it without spaces (e.g. “Its… dark… room… darkroom!”).

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Speaking of its graphics user interface, it seems not really user friendly in terms of viewing and searching photos on Flickr. It is more than a normal image management website. It’s a source of creativity, a pilgrimage of natural beauty, a fun and interesting place for inspiration too.

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Wonderful round up. I have not used them, will give a try and let me see how it works.Thanks for sharing.

this one of the reason why I still using flickr for photo sharing than facebook

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