Flickr is the premier photo sharing service from Yahoo!. It offers all the photographers, all over the globe, an opportunity to share their talent in photography with the rest of the world. You often find stunningly beautiful photos on Flickr of various sorts. But when it comes to downloading the photos, then Flickr presents a myriad of options confusing the people to a point where they just quit and move on. But you can use the free Flump app to download the Flickr photos to your hard disk easily and conveniently.
You can download Flump from its Google code webpage. The app is designed using the Adobe AIR framework and so you must install Adobe AIR runtime on your computer. Then you can just double-click on the download Flump file (named something like Flump_91.air). This would install Flump on your system. After the installation, Flump app would run automatically.
In the Flump app, you have to type in the name of the artist or user who uploaded the photos to the Flickr. It is easy to find out. Just open a photo on the Flickr website, scroll down and look under the photo on the right side. You would find the user name of the person who uploaded that picture as shown in the picture below:
You have to put this user name in the Flump app so that photos uploaded by that user are downloaded. You can also select the folder where these photos are saved on your hard disk. There is an option to select the file mask as well. By default all the files are named with file mask Flump_00.xxx. Once you are ready, just click on the Start Flump button to start the download.
Soon it would start to download that user’s page and analyze it – finding out all the photos uploaded by that user. After this, it starts to download all the images one by one and save them in the pre-selected folder. The download progress is shown both for the individual images and the all the downloadable images for that user.
Flump is a simple, easy to use software that enables you to download all of the public photos for a specific Flickr user account. You can use it to make a backup of all your Flickr account pictures or download the pictures of someone else. It works in all the major platforms that support Adobe AIR, like Windows, Mac and Linux.
You can download Flump from http://code.google.com/.