A Python script to grab all your photos from flickr and dump them into a directory, organized into folders by set name.
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flickrbackup - backup your flickr photos

flickrbackup is a simple python script which allows you to save a local copy of your flickr photo sets. Run it with -h to see the options.


python, python-pyexiv2


$ mv local_settings.py.in local_settings.py

Edit local_settings.py with your Flickr API Key and Secret

simple usage

$ ./flickrbackup -o <outputdir>

full options

Usage: flickrbackup [OPTIONS] -o OUTPUT_DIR

Backup your flickr photos.

  --version             show program's version number and exit
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  -o OUTPUT_DIR, --output_dir=OUTPUT_DIR
                        set the local directory where you want to store your
                        Specific set to backup
  -e, --metadata-exif   store flickr metadata (title, description etc) as EXIF
                        tags in your local files [default: False]
  -x, --metadata-xml    store metadata as default flickr XML files [NOT
  -u, --metadata-update
                        update flickr metadata to your local files. Use this
                        option with -x and/or -e [default: False]
  -g, --html-gallery    generate a local HTML gallery [NOT IMPLEMENTED]