Saturday, March 18, 2006

FlickrImportr is dead, long live FlickrImportr

FlickrImportr is no longer being actively developed.

We've been working on it's successor, an application called m:Base.

Flickr people don't fret! m:Base will include all of the Flickr functionality of FlickrImportr.

To read more about it:

To download the latest and last version of FlickrImportr:


Thursday, September 22, 2005

Flickr Importr - Bug Tracking

You can now submit bugs, feature requests at the following URL:

Bug Submission Form


Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Flickr Importr - 2005.09.21 Released

This is primarily a bug fix.

Release 1.0.2090.2632 - 9/21/2005:

- Switched to the new authentication scheme
- Removed Set Manager until I can get the bugs fixed
- Fixed the startup screen bug

You can get it here:

Monday, August 01, 2005


Sorry it's been so long without an update, but I've been buried with work. Planning a release for later this week that is mostly bug fixes but also includes a few new features:

- Automatic watermarking on upload
- Tag Sets. Tag sets allow you to apply a group of pre-determined tags to selected images.

More as I have it.

Monday, July 25, 2005

Photo Album Support

I'm currenty working on supporting Jasc Photo Album directly via a plug-in. Additionally I want to beef up IPTC/EXIF support. FlickrImportr supports:

- ACDSee 7.0+ (via XML export)
- iMatch (via CSV export)
- Embedded IPTC tags; header, comment, keywords

Picassa and Adobe Photo Album are out of the picture, they have closed systems. IRFANView and the rest all just edit IPTC information.

Are there any others that I should take a look at?

Flickr Importr - 2005.07.25 Released - Important Update

This is primarily a bug fix.

Release 1.0.2032.7056 - 7/25/2005:

- Fixed the "start up freeze". What was happening was the login screen was "stuck" behind the splash screen.
- Fixed the group/sets/new sets checkbox bug.
- Fixed the scrolling jump of the thumbnail viewer.

You can get it here:

Saturday, July 23, 2005

Flickr Importr - 2005.07.23 Released

New in this release (1.0.2030.4897 - 7/23/2005):

  • Moved the interface to a docking and tabbed interface so you can arrange panels around as you like. To drag a panel, simply click on the titelbar and drag around the form. You will see "docking areas" as you do so. You can also float them into little windows by simply dragging them off the form.
  • Importr now remembers and restores if you are in filmstrip mode or thumbnail mode.
  • You can now sort thumbnails by file date, title, EXIF tags (Date Taken, etc.). This is then the order they are uploaded.
  • Changes to tags, sets, new sets and groups are applied as they are made, instead of having to use the Apply button as before.
  • You still need to press the Apply button when changing title, description and privacy levels.
  • Position of OK and Cancel buttons has been swapped. ;)
  • Background loading of preview images. This image is stored in RAM until the thumbnail is deleted from the list. Still working on a caching mechanism.
  • EXIF/IPTC display bug fixed
You can always get the latest version at:

The Flickr group for Flickr Importr is:

Flickr Importr

Flickr Importr is a tool for Windows that allows you to upload images to Flickr and automatically add them to groups and sets. Additionally it can import tags from a variety of third party image applications. Quick overview of features:

  • Imports tiff, jpeg, png, gif and bmp images.
  • Imports images and tags from iMatch, ACDSee 7.0, and any 3rd party application that supports editing IPTC tags (Adobe Bridge, Adobe Photoshop, IRFANVIEW, et al).
  • "Smart Sets" features allows you to automatically add images to sets based on what tags they have or don't have.
  • Can drag and drop folders onto Importr and have it automatically create a new set and upload the images.
  • Includes a tool that allows you to sort the images in your sets by a variety of criteria.
  • Sort thumbnails by name, date or any EXIF tag.

FlickrImportr is for Windows only. You will need the Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 to use FlickrImportr. You can get the .NET Framework here:

Microsoft Framework 1.1 Redistributable

Additionally, the official group can be found here:

And the google groups: