Why need to transfer photos between two Flickr accounts

To answer this question, I’d like to make a brief introduction of Flickr first. Nowadays, many people own an account of Flickr. For them, Flickr is the best way to put their pictures on the Internet. Flickr is a great photo site for annotating, curating, storing. Flickr stores and displays your images at full resolution while other photo sites will compress pictures some percent more or less. That's why some people prefer to transfer photos from Dropbox to Flickr. You can easily share your photos in Flickr to SNS such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, etc. There are few ads on Flickr so its user experience is friendly. Flickr lets you save videos up to three minutes in length at 1080p resolution, the key is 1080p. Flickr also provides a range of basic photo-editing tools online, including all important redeye reductions. Because Flickr has so many advantages that many users choose it.

Flickr provides 1 Trillionbyte storage free to use. But it may be still not enough for some people, so they create more accounts. Some people turn to Flickr Forum:

  • I have a work Flickr and a personal Flickr. Is there a way to transfer files between two accounts?
  • I have an old free Flickr account before. Now I have a paid Yahoo! ID because I need the features in Yahoo! Mail Plus and I am getting rid of my old Yahoo! ID. I am wondering if I can create a new Flickr account and migrate the pictures from my old account to a new account. Is this possible?

So we think the requirement - moving photos between two Flickr accounts exists. Our product - MultCloud is able to solve this problem, which can combine Flickr accounts easily.

Transfer photos between two Flickr accounts with MultCloud

If you visit Flickr forum and read the above threads, you will find that Flickr can’t solve this by itself. “Share This” feather dose not resolve the problem essentially. This way will cause error code and can’t display image normally later. Downloading and uploading is wasting time. Some people recommend you to try a third-party tool to achieve this. I want to say, MultCloud is quite qualified for this task, and compared to other third-party tools, MultCloud does not need installing because it is a web app. With a browser you can use it. MultCloud supports Flickr since its version 3.5. You can add unlimited Flickr accounts into MultCloud so you can manage them in one place and files copy between them is easy. Following are steps in details:

1. Free to sign up MultCloud or experience without signing up.

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Clouds Supported by MultCloud are: Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, Amazon S3, Amazon Cloud Drive, SugarSync, Alfresco, Hubic, Evernote, OneDrive, MEGA, CloudMe, Cubby, MyDrive, WEB.DE, Yandex, HiDrive, MySQL, MediaFire, ownCloud, ADrive, BaiDu, WebDav and FTP/SFTP.

2. Enter MultCloud and add Flickr accounts. Select Flickr and type a display name, then jump to the Flickr official page and authorize it.

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3. Repeat previous step to add another Flickr account. Now you can visit files in two Flickr accounts on the interface of MultCloud.

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4. Right click the file/folder, you can find “Copy” and “Copy to” options. It is like in Windows explorer, copy&paste to transfer the file. If you select “Copy to”, then in the pop-up window, set as follow, you can merge all data in old account into the new one.

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The third way is the easiest. Just drag and drop like in Windows explorer.

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Now you see transferring photos between two Flickr accounts with MultCloud is simple. MultCloud even supports transferring after power off, so don’t worry about your huge data migrating. You can set scheduled file copy in the “Transfer and Backup Service”. In a word, if you use multiple cloud storage, and you want to transfer, sync and backup data across Clouds, MultCloud is an excellent multiple cloud storage manager.

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