6 Best Free Linux Flickr Tools

Posted by sde on Mar 4, 2012 12:56 PM EDT
LinuxLinks.com; By Steve Emms
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Flickr is an online photo management and sharing application created in 2004 and subsequently acquired by the web portal organisation, Yahoo! Inc. Flickr has a large user base (more than 60 million members) that rely on this storage site to host and share their 6 billion images with family and friends. The application is particularly popular among the blogging community, but faces stiff competition from the likes of Picasa, Facebook, and others.

Whilst there have been no official Flickr tools released for Linux, the developers have made the Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) available to software developers. The APIs allow Flickr to be integrated into other Linux software.

This article focuses on selecting the best small Linux utilities that support Flickr integration. These tools help users to edit, tag, download and upload images to and from a Linux computer and the Flickr service.

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