FlickEdit is a tool that can be used to view, edit, delete, upload or backup your Flickr photos. FlickEdit also allows you to view and browse the photos and perform simple photo information editing and commenting. It supports easy search for all, favorite, recent, group, contact and set of photos. It displays a photo as large image, it shows selected photos slideshow or it displays photo EXIF data. And if you have new photos, you can upload them to Flickr with FlickEdit.
In order to edit photo information and upload new photos, FlickEdit needs to be able to read ALL of your pictures. Therefore, we are requesting that you grant FlickEdit at least READ access to your Flickr account. If you wish to grant this access to FlickEdit, please view the page your Web Browser has been directed to to accept the request. After you have accepted the request, return to FlickrEdit and press the continue button to start using FlickEdit. The access authorization will be performed only once, your authorization information will be saved and reused after that. In order to be able to edit photos, you have to grant FlickEdit at least WRITE access. If you want to delete photos, you have to grant FlickEdit the DELETE access. Note, that you can have the same account with all three permissions (READ, WRITE, DELETE) and you can switch between them. FlickrEdit will allow only certain actions based on current permission.
To authenticate or switch Flickr user click on authentication button in upper right corner. Authentication dialog will display. By pressing New User button in the dialog, you are attempting to login as new FlickEdit user. Flickr web page will display and you should login to Flickr as a user you want to register with FlickrEdit. Once you have done this, Press OK. Otherwise, press Cancel to not switch users. FlickrEdit will then try to aquire authentication information from Flickr. You can switch already authenticated users from the authentication dialog by selecting listed account with appropriate permission and clicking on Login button.
The photos or sets can be selected form one of the available tabs or from Edit menu.
You can selected or deselect all photos or sets on the page by selecting or deselecting Select All
check box on the top of the photo display pane.
If you roll cursor over the thumbnail photos or sets in photo display pane, a tooltip with the name of the photo or set
and its creation date will pop up to assist you with selection. You can select individual photos by selecting a check box next to it.
You can select a range of photos by using Shift key. All the selected photos and sets that belong to you from all the tabs will be backed up. From Edit menu you can select or deselect All photos or sets on all pages.
You can display the photo in the photo viewer by double-clicking on the photo. You can display photo Exif info or view the photo on your Flickr web site by selecting appropriate popup menu item for the photo.
You can select all or any of the photos listed in All Photos Tab. If multiple pages of photos are available, you can scroll through the pages by clicking on next or previous page button at the bottom left.
You can select all or any of the Flickr Sets in this tab. The selected sets are backed up to the directory named after the set. If multiple pages of sets are available, you can scroll through the pages by clicking on next or previous page button at the bottom left. You can display a set in Set Tab by double-clicking on a set photo or from popup menu. You can watch a slideshow of the set in your browser by selecting appropriate menu item from the popup menu. You can reorder photo sets by dragging them. You have to click the Save button to save the current photo sets order.
You can select a Flickr Set in this tab and display its photos. If multiple pages of sets are available, you can scroll through the pages by clicking on next or previous page button at the bottom left. You can reorder photos in the set by dragging them. You have to click the Save button to save the current photos order.
This tab shows your favorite photos. Note, that some of the photos might not be accessible because of Flickr permissions set on particular photos. If multiple pages of photos are available, you can scroll through the pages by clicking on next or previous page button at the bottom left.
This tab shows the most recent photos of your Flickr contacts. Note, that some of the photos might not be accessible because of Flickr permissions set on particular photos. If multiple pages of photos are available, you can scroll through the pages by clicking on next or previous page button at the bottom left.
This tab shows the photos you have recently added or updated. How recently depends on the date you specify. You can set or change the starting date for recent photos. The date is remembered and used the next time FlickEdit starts. If multiple pages of photos are available, you can scroll through the pages by clicking on next or previous page button at the bottom left.
This tab shows the photos from selected group. You can browse the groups you belong to by clicking on Browse button aand select the group from the list. You can also type the name of the group to the Group text field. If multiple pages of photos are available, you can scroll through the pages by clicking on next or previous page button at the bottom left.
This tab is not initially populated with any photos. You can search your photos by specifying From and/or To date and/or list of photo tags (comma separated). If multiple pages of photos are available, you can scroll through the pages by clicking on next or previous page button at the bottom left.
This tab is not initially populated with any photos. You can display your local photos by clicking on Browse button and selection a directory with your local photos. You can then view the photo(s) or you can upload just the selected photos in the tab to Flickr. If you want to upload all the photos in the given directory, it is easier to click Upload button and select the directory in the Upload dialog.
To start backup process, just click on Backup Selected button at the bottom left of the main window. The dialog will appear that allows you to select how you would like to backup your selected photos. You can select to backup your photos to local hard drive or to CD/DVD (with external application) (not yet supported).
For local hard drive, you can specify base backup directory and compression (None means that photos are backed directly to appropriate directory, Zip means that photos are backed to the .zip file). Zip filenames consist of the name of the directory being backede up prefixed with date in format yyyyMMdd . See Preferences about the rules for the photos directories and photo names.
|Name||Key Pressed||Mouse gesture|
|Go to Slideshow Start||Shift Left
|Go to Slideshow End||Shift Right
With Mouse Gestures you have a fast way to execute commands without using the keyboard, menus or toolbars.
Just hold down the right mouse button (MB3) and move the mouse in a way documented in the table above. You can use mouse wheel to scroll trough photos up (forward) or down (backward). From the droplist you can select the size and quality of the photo to display. You can set slideshow delay with the toolbar slider.
You can browse the photo in your web browser (in Flickr) or you can display photo Exif information dialog.
If you wish just to comment on the selected photo(s) you can select Comment Photo from popup menu or click on Comment toolbar button:
To set or change Preferences, select menu item Preferences form Options menu. In the preferences dialog, you can set:
|Download Sets to Folders||Downloads the sets to subdirectory of the base directory, Set title is used to name the directory. If not selected, the photos are downloaded to the base directory.|
|Use Photo Titles as File Names||If not selected, the original Flickr name of the photo is used.|
|Replace Spaces in File Names||If selected, spaces in photo filenames are replaced with specified character(s).|
|Use Incremental Mode||If selected, only the photos not previously downloaded in the appropriate directory will be downloaded.|
|Download New to Date Subfolder||If selected, the "date" subdirectory (e.g. 2007.07.07) will be used to download the new photos. After you are done handling the photos, you can then move (cut/paste) the photos to different place.|
|Maximum Photos to Display||Limits number of photos to be displayed in the photo display pane.|
|Size of the Photos to Download||Select the size of the photos to download.|
|Maximum # of parallel display retrievers||Specifies maximum number of parallel photo/set display retrievers in range 1 to 10, default is 5.|
|Maximum # of parallel download threads||Specifies maximum number of parallel photo/set download threads in range 1 to 10, default is 1.|
|Display on Startup||You can enable or disable loading and displaying photos All, Not in Set, Recent, Favorites, Contacts on startup.|
|Maximum # of parallel upload threads||Specifies maximum number of parallel photo/set upload threads in range 1 to 10, default is 1.|
|Slideshow delay interval||Specifies default slideshow delay between photos in sec. You can adjust the interval in photo/slideshow viewer.|
|Select browser||Allows you to select preferred browser to use.|
This one is easy. Just select the photos on any of the photos tabs and press Backup Selected button.
To display this help, select Launch Help from the Help menu. If FlickEdit does not behave as expected, check the error log by selecting View Log from Help menu.