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I don't maintain this project anymore since Google Photos provides unlimited high quality photos/videos storage for free

flickrsmartsync - Sync/backup your photos to flickr easily

flickrsmartsync is a tool you can use to easily sync up or down your photos in a drive/folder to flickr since now it has a free 1TB storage you can probably sync all your photo collection.


Simply run the following:

$ python install

or PyPi:

$ pip install flickrsmartsync

Example Usage

Both run from source and command line have same parameters:

start uploading all photos/videos under that folder
$ flickrsmartsync
ignore videos for others use --help
$ flickrsmartsync --ignore-videos

start downloading all photos on flickr to that folder
$ flickrsmartsync --download .

start downloading all paths starting with that path
$ flickrsmartsync --download 2008/2008-01-01

Generate custom set titles from YEAR/MONTH/DAY folder hierarchy:
$  flickrsmartsync --custom-set='(?:.*)((?:19|20)\d{2})/(\d{2})/(\d{2})' --custom-set-builder '{0}-{1}-{2}'

for direct python access
$ python flickrsmartsync

Change log

0.2.02 (2017-02-11)
  • added --fix-missing-description option (thanks jruusu)
  • added --dry-run option (thanks jruusu)
0.2.01 (2015-02-17)
  • added --custom-set-debug for testing custom sets output
  • added --ignore-ext comma separated extensions to ignore
0.2.00 (2015-02-15)
  • Refactor code into sync, local and remote classes
  • Add test cases that do a limited test of each class in isolation
  • Add a sync-from=all command line option that allows a download of any remote file not on local, and upload of any local file not on remote as discussed in #22
  • Add retries on uploads and downloads
  • Add a file extension on download if one doesn't exist
  • Incorporate pull request #32 which fixes #31 with slight changes
  • Thanks thomascobb
0.1.18 (2014-11-14)
  • browser-less authentication
0.1.17 (2014-08-12)
  • allow filtering files to upload by IPTC keyword (thanks ricardokirkner)
  • updated flickrapi 1.4.4
0.1.16 (2014-06-30)
  • flickr api changes use https
0.1.15 (2014-05-30)
  • monitor folder support (--monitor) (2014-05-18)
  • encoding bug (2014-04-15)
  • send script output to syslog for headless convience (thanks dahlb)
0.1.14 (2014-02-25)
  • added --starts-with param
  • added --version param
  • bug fix not uploading files properly
0.1.12 (2014-02-15)
  • added custom set title
  • character encoding bugs
  • skip failures

0.1.11 (2013-07-09)

  • added mts video
  • added folder utf8 encoding to avoid dups
  • added sorting for each folders

0.1.10 (2013-07-07)

  • sorted photo sets
  • ignore files > 1gb

0.1.9 (2013-06-28)

  • added --sync-path param

0.1.8 (2013-06-25)

  • ignore hidden folders/folders
  • added video support
  • added new params for skipping video/images

0.1.7 (2013-06-15)

  • added run from source

0.1 (2013-06-13)



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