IF YOU JUST WANT TO USE IT PLEASE SKIP TO INSTALL PART
So here is a quick python script that I created. Here is how it works for backing it up:
Let's say you have folder
When you run flickrsmartsync it will require you to login give it access then it will sync it automatically, stopping and starting it will just resume it as long as it is in the same structure. So if you sync the same structure under the root folder in another computer it will sync to the same photo sets but will skip same filename. It also uses description to store paths for it since sets are single hierarchy design, everything is synced in a single level folder. So example above will create:
Then photos File1.jpg, File2.jpg
So basically it is really designed only for backing up but doesn't stop you from really using flickr to share your photos as long as you keep the sets description in tact it will not re upload each photo.
Then to download the same format to another computer just run: flickrsmartsync --download 2008
This will create the same structure to the folder where you ran the script.
INSTALLATIONYou can download directly from pypi here and run it directly with python:
it's also on my github at
Or install with pip:
# with pip on unix systems (osx/linux) sudo pip install flickrsmartsync # if you don't have pip install it with on debian/ubuntu systems sudo apt-get install python-pip # or just download the source on pypi then cd to it and run sudo python setup.py install # Sample usage: go to the root directory you want to # backup like the root of your Pictures folder then run $ flickrsmartsync # then to download to another machine or just restore deleted files $ flickrsmartsync --download . # to download specific folders $ flickrsmartsync --download 2008/2008-01-01 # running from source without installation (same parameters) $ python flickrsmartsync-0.1.7/flickrsmartsync --download .
Windows update, since 0.1.7 version you should now be able to use this without dependencies, it's now included in the package. Here is the step by step instructions:
First download and install python here. Choose your windows version, it's tested on python 2.7, just install that for now. You can install multiple version of python. It should by default install itself in C:\Python27 now download flickrsmartsync package. If you can't extract it, here is a free open source tool 7zip. Once everything is installed extract the tar flickrsmartsync-0.7.1 in the location of your photos like your my pictures then type cmd in your start menu:
cd Pictures # This should upload all photos under your pictures folder C:\Python27\python.exe flickrsmartsync-0.7.1\flickrsmartsync # To download, same parameters as above C:\Python27\python.exe flickrsmartsync-0.7.1\flickrsmartsync --download .