parallel-flickr Backs Up Your Flickr Library


a tool for backing up your Flickr photos and generating a database backed website that honours the viewing permissions you’ve chosen on Flickr.

More details from the website:

  • It downloads and stores your original photos and their “640x” versions. Currently photos are stored locally but there’s a plan to add support for S3.
  • For each photo it downloads and stores the contents of the API method as a JSON file. (None of that data is displayed yet but at least it’s there.)
  • It stores enough data about each photo in a database so that it can reconstruct your photostream and create a webpage for each photo. With the same photo ID. And the same URL structure. With Flickr-style path aliases and everything.
  • It uses the Flickr API as a single sign-on and validation service, which means that the site can fetch and store your contact list and relationship which each person in it.