Your Photos and Flickr.

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  1. brimancandy profile image76
    brimancandyposted 7 years ago

    I just wanted to warn people about Flickr, which is a feature that is available at Yahoo.com.

    I post a bunch of photos to a few flickr groups before my computer crashed. Well, I lost all of my images in the crash, so I tried to go back to the various Flickr grounds that I belong to and retrieve my pics to store on my new computer. Well, it appears I can not have access to my own pictures!!

    I'm not sure what the deal is, but, it appears that my photos are now property of Flickr, and I cannot delete or save them to my computer. So, this is just a word of friendly advice, if you are planning to upload your personal photos to flickr, or any other social networking site, you might want to make sure you back up your photos on disc. Because you may not be able to get them back from those websites.

    I think it's pretty sad that you can get your own pictures back from a free website. However, it appears that you can pay them to have prints made. Is that a bunch of BS or what.

    1. profile image0
      Charlinexposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Is it difficult to get someone to recover the data in your computer hard drive?

    2. yolanda yvette profile image59
      yolanda yvetteposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      That's a messed up situation.  Thanks for the warning.

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      SilverGenesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I'm sorry to hear you are having problems. Flickr is not a Yahoo byproduct, it's a major photo site that is used by many pros. The answer to your problem will lie in the settings you chose when you first set up your account. Once you are signed in to Flickr, you can pretty much do whatever you like. They have upgraded things recently and made it more difficult for the public to just grab photos and you are correct, right click option is disabled if you have chosen to protect your images. Only those who offer a Creative Commons licence can be downloaded. However, if you are signed in to your own account you will not have restrictions. Your photos are not gone. Try emailing for help if you have trouble accessing your account.

  2. WryLilt profile image91
    WryLiltposted 7 years ago

    Do you mean right clicking and saving the photos to your computer? I've never had a problem doing that.

    1. brimancandy profile image76
      brimancandyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, that is exactly what I mean. Flickr will not allow me to save my own photos. It says my photos are right protected, but will allow me to buy prints of them if I want to . But, I'm not buying my own pictures. I shouldn't have to.

      Why don't you tell me what you are doing different. I would certainly like to have my own photos again. All it will let me do is favorite them.

  3. sofs profile image80
    sofsposted 7 years ago

    Wow that is some news .. I keep using Flickr so much.. Now you have me wondering...

  4. Bill Manning profile image72
    Bill Manningposted 7 years ago

    You mean the site is disabling right click and save function? If so you can still just do a print screen function, then edit the page in your photo software you use.

  5. Uninvited Writer profile image80
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    I can download my own pictures from Flickr and have done frequently.

    1. mypleasurefantasy profile image87
      mypleasurefantasyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I can as well, maybe it was just some crazy glitch with Flickr.

  6. monaliza2 profile image50
    monaliza2posted 7 years ago

    thanks for advice
    Arts and Crafts Library

  7. heart4theword profile image78
    heart4thewordposted 7 years ago

    Thanks for the warning!

  8. sunforged profile image74
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    This is an example of extreme user error - take no consideration of this being a FLICKR problem.

    here is the important line: "I'm not sure what the deal is"

    of course, since he cant figure it out - it must be flickrs fault.

    Flickr is one of the most used and intuitive photo sites on the net. Its almost dummy proof.

    1. You have lost your login info?
    2.You have lost the ability to request new login info?
    3. Have you noticed the "sizes" options when you right click?

    ---If all else failed---

    the copy blockers are java based - just turn off javascript in your browser and copy away

 
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