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    Ted Avery

    Looks good, but do you have a recommendation for those that DO want the video uploads and all metadata? I’ve been looking for a complete Flickr backup solution for awhile and have yet to find one I like.

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    +1 to @TedAvery question.

    @Gina oh ya on the side note I LOVED TWIG!!
    Can’t wait to hear more!

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    Joshua Hunter

    I wrote sort of the oppposite Python script a few weeks ago. All it does it download the metadata and store it in an SQLite database locally. It can then export it to CSV if you need. Flickr Metadata Downloader

    It isn’t pretty (I’m no programmer), but it gets the job done.

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    Gina Trapani

    @Joshua: That looks very handy, thanks!

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    Arnold Valentino

    hey Gina!

    I already reached my 200, so will this still back up my original photos?

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    FlickrLube will download all of your photos, and store the accompanying info(titles, descriptions, etc) in a YAML file. It will even leave it ready to display in a gallery website.

    The guys over at Free Art & Technology lab released protest software over Yahoo’s cooperation in imprisoning chinese journalist Shih Taoh. FuckFlickr is a good gallery, but it didn’t have a great migration path. http://dev.eyebeam.org/projects/fuckflickr/wiki/FuckFlickr

    So I created FlickrLube to help you, uh, keep that option greasy. http://svn.morelightmorelight.com/trunk/personal/fflickr/

    It should be pretty simple to use – I’d appreciate any feedback I can get.

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