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In this video tutorial I will how you how to easily save a protected Flickr image to your computer! I will also show you the hard way!

Using Flickr.com and you come across a picture you want to save but can’t? You go ahead to save the pictire and get spaceball.gif?!?! The HORROR!! LOL!! Well that image is protected!

Is there a way to download that protected image?! Well in the famous words of Obama, “YES WE CAN!!” There is HOPE!! πŸ˜€

There is an easy way and a hard way to download this protected photo and countless other protected flickr images! So sit back and relax as I show you how to save a protected Flickr image the easy way and the hard way.

Don’t be shy!! Please leave feedback, THANKS! πŸ™‚


Hard Way:

  1. Load up the page that contains the protected Flickr image you want to save.
  2. Right-click the protected Flickr image on its bottom and save the image, if its “spaceball.gif” disregard the image and try to save it until you save the right file which is usually a “JPG” file.

Easy Way:

  1. Open Firefox and go to the link to get the Web Developer extension: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/60
  2. Once installed, close Firefox and reopen it.
  3. Load up the page that contains the protected Flickr image you want to save.
  4. Using the Web Developer extension choose “Images>View Image Information” now in a new tab or window you will see all the images on the Flickr page you were just viewing.
  5. Now find the protected Flickr image to save, save the unprotected Flickr image to your hard drive.

Easy wasn’t it? πŸ˜€ Don’t be shy!! Please leave feedback, THANKS! πŸ™‚

VIDEO TUTORIAL [Please View Fullscreen]

More information:

Top 5 Free Photo Sharing Services

  1. Flickr: Flickr is almost certainly the best online photo management and sharing application in the world. Show off your favorite photos and videos to the world, securely and privately show content to your friends and family, or blog the photos and videos you take with a cameraphone.
  2. Picasa: Easy photo sharing service from Google. You can share your photos with friends and family, or explore public photos.
  3. Snapfish: Snapfish gets you online digital photo printing, free online photo albums, free digital photo sharing services, and fun with photo.
  4. TinyPic: Photo sharing site but downside is that the pictures don’t last too long on the website, this is more for temporarily storing photos to share.
  5. Slide: Slide is a free photo sharing, image hosting, photo slide show maker. You can also use this service with MySpace, Hi5, Orkut, Beebo, Facebook and more!!

What Is Flickr?
Ludicorp, a Vancouver-based company launched Flickr in February 2004. The service emerged out of tools originally created for Ludicorp’s Game Neverending, a web-based massively multiplayer online game. Flickr proved a more feasible project and ultimately Game Neverending was shelved.

In March 2005, Yahoo! acquired Ludicorp and Flickr. During the week of June 28, 2005, all content was migrated from servers in Canada to servers in the United States, resulting in all data being subject to United States federal law.

On April 9, 2008, Flickr began to allow paid subscribers to upload videos, limited to 90 seconds in length and 150MB in size.

Flickr is a way to get your photos and videos to the people who matter to you. And since basic accounts are free, there’s no reason not to explore further πŸ™‚

Upload from your desktop, send by email, or use your cameraphone. Get rid of red eye, crop a photo, or get creative with fonts and effects! Use collections, sets, and tags to organize your photos and videos. Use groups and privacy controls to share your photos and videos. Share where your photos and videos were taken, and see photos and videos taken near you. You can make stuff from your photos such as sexy cards, photo books, framed prints, Target pick up, DVDs, etc. Get updates from family and friends.

Click on the link to find more information about Flickr.


Flickr, Troubleshooting


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