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Backup to Flickr for iPhoto

By Sonia Bohelay

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Backup to Flickr for iPhoto takes your iPhoto / Aperture library and backs it up to Flickr, keeping your structure intact (iphoto event is a Flickr set).

Start saving in 10 seconds!

1. Authorize your Flickr account
2. Point to your iphoto/Aperture Library (iphoto version 9.x or above)
3. Start the transfer

... and read the F.A.Q located in the About menu :)

*** Not (yet!) ready for MacOS Sierra ***

List of In-App purchases options

1. Advanced Features
- Export tagged faces in iPhoto/Aperture
- Export Tags/Keywords
- Exporter Geo-loc information
- Add Modified Media Title as Description
- Sort albums in Flickr (asc./desc., based on event contained photo dates)
- Seamless Hi-Resolution RAW to Jpg conversion

2. Version Management / Exclusions
- Transfer original or modified versions of pics
- Option to not include hidden media
- Option to not upload RAW type files
- Option to not upload videos longer than 3mn
- Option to convert videos for max. compatibility

What's New in Version 2.9.6

- Fix the re-upload issue


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Customer Reviews

Fantastic for iPhoto!

I loved knowing that all my imported photos in iPhoto were automatically backed up to Flickr, so if I ever lost my laptop / backup drives, I’d be able to safely re-import my photos again. Unfortunately, as software advances, some things don’t keep up. I’ve upgraded to Yosemite (and soon El Capitan), and with that, iPhoto has been upgraded to Photos, and this app no longer works with the new Photos.

I’m going to switch to Flickr’s native Mac uploader, but I doubt it will be able to detect the duplicates that I’ve already uploaded, which means I’ll need to upload all 60GB again. (Edit: actually no! Flickr’s native app did indeed detect all photos I have already uploaded with this app! Fantastic!)

If you’re using iPhoto still, this program is fantastic!

Very impressed!

This little app is a workhorse! I had over 28,000 photos to transfer to Flickr and although it took about 3 days for it to process everything, it never crashed once and it forced my computer not to go into sleep mode to get it all done. (one of the settings) When I first tried the app, I didn't realize that I had to find and choose the library that I wanted transferred over and didn't pick a library so I got an error message. I contacted customer support at 3am and surprisingly, they got right back to me to guide me through the process. I don't know if there were any dupes or omissions because of my enormous library, but so far it all looks good! I highly recommend this app!

Improvements Needed

It is an ok app, but it seems to reload a lot of content even after it has supposedly been loaded a number of times before. I finally got my large set of photos uploaded, and now I am trying with videos; but between a slow upload network speed (not a fault of the software) and videos needing to be reloaded up each time I start again (seems like that is the fault of the software), I have only gotten 120 short videos uploaded out of a 1000 from my iPhoto library. More work needed to improve uploads and not having to re-upload the file each time.

Backup to Flickr for iPhoto
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  • $1.99
  • Category: Photography
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.9.6
  • Size: 2.4 MB
  • Languages: English, French
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Compatibility: OS X 10.7 or later, 64-bit processor

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Top In-App Purchases

  1. Advanced Features$1.99
  2. Version Management$1.99