Batch Downloading Flickr Photos on Mac OS X (Updated)

Batch Downloading Flickr Photos on Mac OS X (Updated)

Easiest Method

Flickr makes it easy to batch download photos from any operating system such as Mac, Windows, or Linux. Simply click the download arrow. This can be done for individual photos, camera rolls or albums. Batch downloads are collected in a zip file. Download the file and be on you merry way! Flickr limits camera rolls and albums to 500 and 5000 photos respectively.

The Flickr image permissions settings page.

This method is only available when users allow for it in their permissions.

Batch Downloading in Mac OS X

For this task I highly recommend Photo Grabbr by Malarkey Software. Photo Grabbr relieves you from the chore of downloading Flickr photos individually. Flickr photos are batch downloaded, saving you a tremendous amount of time.


It isn't necessary to link Photo Grabbr to your Flickr account. That feature is for downloading photos available only to Flickr users. Photos I've flagged on my account for partial nudity are the type that fall under that umbrella. For the best quality set Grabbr to download my photos at original size. With a few exceptions (no resizing, Photoshop, watermarks, etc), I mainly upload my originals to Flickr.

How Can I Batch Download Flickr Photos in Windows?

Sorry Windows users, Photo Grabbr is a Mac OS X exclusive. If I find something like this for Windows (that I like) I'll let you know. So far the search has turned up empty. By all means let me know in the comments if you find something that let’s you download other people’s photos like Photo Grabbr.

New York photographer, party mammal, and Internet troll for hire. Alain-Christian is an OG who’s been blogging for over 20 years dating back to the early days of AOL. He loves sharing his offbeat opinions on pop culture, bestowing his tech knowledge, and making arts.