Turning Flickr upsidedown: FlickrBackup
Those of you in my Flickr contacts will know how many times I update my stream - a lot. There is good reason for this. When my increasingly regular computer spikes occur I have, at least, a backup somewhere on the web. But have you ever thought about how you would get all those photos back off Flickr and into the warmth of your humble hard disk?
Cue FlickrBackup. This great piece of Open Source (i.e. free) software downloads to your Mac, PC or Linux machine and then sucks all your original photos from your online account onto your hard disk. It even keeps them organised into the sets you had arranged them on beforehand. How cool is that? I thought I was going to be in for a long period of control-click-save-back-click - instead, it's been whirring away for the past three hours picking off around two months' worth (or 1000) pics. It's also cool for getting a copy of all those moblogged pics. So, what's keeping you? FlickrBackup rightaway!