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Monday, December 04, 2006

I Want to See Flickr Code on All Photos

Flickr: How do I get the URL of a photo?:
"If you're looking at one of your own photos, you will see two text fields underneath the photo. The first one contains the URL to the image itself, and the second one contains a snippet of HTML that will produce the photo on your website, with a link back to the photo page here on Flickr."
Actually they've got the description backwards, but my question is, why can't this HTML code show up on every photo?

It would be a lot easier for me to post someone's picture to my blog if the HTML code was on every photo so I could copy and paste it when I'm writing a blog post in another browser window.

I do use the post to blog button, it's temperamental when using it with blogger, but sometimes I want to add a flickr photo to the middle of a blog post that I'm already writing, or I might want to add a flickr photo to a blog that I don't have set up with flickr.

Please ADD the Flickr HTML snippet of Code on All Photos, not just my own.

Posted to Flickr Ideas


  1. Yeah, it's weird, isn't it? I think that it sometimes shows up if the person is your friend AND they have the right copyright options selected. But if I'm able to get the code by right-clicking, then why not just provide the whole shortcut code?

  2. Well, here's the thing -- unless you happen to want the Flickr default size, you have to go through the "All Sizes" button anyway, because the size you choose generates the specific code for linking to a photo. Don't know what a way around that would be.