If you're a long-time user of photo site Flickr looking to move your files elsewhere, it's not a one-click export. Blogger John Saddington explains his process for moving roughly 21,000 pictures and videos from Flickr to Picasa Web Albums.
Lured away from Flickr by what he describes as stagnant interface development and the convenience of Picasa for his main audience - his mother - Saddington decided to export more than 20,000 photos, or about 60GB, and an unlucky 666 videos into Picasa Web Albums - which has recently offered price cuts and Eye-Fi giveaways to lure in folks just like Saddington.
Saddington's a Mac guy, so he went with Photo Grabbr for his Flickr download tool. For Windows and Linux users, Gina has recommended FlickrEdit, among other solutions, in her roundup of free online account backup tools. Regardless of the tools, Saddington details many of the steps you should go through to ensure your photos are accessible from any backup tool, and offers a clever way of getting to your online video downloads using Flickr's video management tool.
Have you made the switch from Flickr to Picasa, vice-versa, or between any two online photo services? What caused your biggest headaches, and how did you solve them? Tell us all about it and share your helpful tips in the comments.