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After many years and many photos I've finally given Flickr the boot. Why pay for photo storage when:

  • Flickr's free account storage limit is so small
  • The competition's free account storage limits are so big
  • Google+ / Picasa has no storage limit
  • Flickr has fallen off the Innovation Bus
  • Flickr's fate is as uncertain as it's parent company YAHOO!

So a bit of research, a bit of trial and error, a bit of mucking about with 3rd party services and Facebook apps that don't work, and then I  finally hit upon a method that does, very nicely. In a picture, my method was this:

First, install the app FlickrImportr to your Facebook profile.

Second, use FlickrImportr to selectively import your photos from Flickr to Facebook. On Flickr, my photos were all organized into nicely labelled and tagges Sets. I simply copied them over, in tact, one-set-at-a-time. Be sure to select Photo Options to retain individual photo Title's, Tags, Dates, etc. The whole process took about 5 hours for 1500 photos.

Third, close your Flickr account. Life. Simplified.

I may go one step further and move all photos from Facebook to the excellent and unlimited Picasa service from Google because it's now part of Google+. But that's a project for another Sunday. For which, of course, there's an app.

Still using Flickr? Thinking of moving? What questions have you?

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Phillip Mendonça-Vieira made a mistake, a wonderful mistake. For over a year, he accidentally ran a cron task that captured a screenshot of the NY Times' front page twice an hour, 24 hours a day. More »







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