If you ever used Flickr for downloading an image, you might understand why this post is for. Because Flickr needs everyone to have a yahoo account for downloading an image. But who makes an account in Yahoo nowadays. So, today my post is on how to download images from Flickr without a yahoo account.
There are many ways for achieving it and I will explain the best two ways.
1. Making Use of Vulnerability
This technique uses a vulnerability in Flickr Website download link.
I have searched for some wallpapers in Flickr. And this was the result.
I liked the third one and so I clicked on that. And when I clicked on the download link (see screenshot below), it asked me for the size. So I selected those. But then the weird thing happens. It asked me for signing to a yahoo account. What the hell! I don’t have an yahoo account!
Its the issue! For downloading a single image, we need to recover a forgotten yahoo account and sign in back! And that’s not possible. Even right click and save as image won’t work for it. Let me tell the trickiest part.
You have already seen that download link, where it offers different sizes. That link is even offering us some vulnerabilities as well.
Just right click on the download link and click on Open Link in New Tab. It will open up an image page with all the available sizes for download. Just right click on image and select Save Image As. OMG! It’s downloading. And I didn’t signed in. Thank God!
2. Download Images from Flickr by Changing URL Method
a) Its a method which involves a change in URL of the image.
b) Just get the URL of the image page from address bar.
It will look like this.
c) Just copy till you find /in/
Means you will get the URL as https://www.flickr.com/photos/censto/16413793746
d) Add /sizes/l/ to the right of URL.
The URL is modified as
e) You are ready with the link, copy and paste the link (the one you have generated) in the address bar and press enter.
You will see some similar page where you can save the images by right click and choose Save As Image. Enjoy!
There are many other tricks for downloading from Flickr without account. Some of them includes inspect element tricks, Using download from Flickr extensions, etc. But I think the above two tricks which I have shouted, is more than enough and those do not require any expert knowledge in computer either.
That’s all for today. See you tomorrow. Shout me anything related!