Windows/Mac/iOS/Android: Flickr has rolled out a lot of updates and new photo tools to make organising and accessing your entire photo collection much easier. Flickr Uploadr sends selected folders to Flickr from your desktop, and Flickr Camera Roll lets you mass-edit photos in your collection.
It’s easier now to take advantage of Flickr’s 1000GB of free storage, now that there’s a desktop tool to automatically send photos to the service — including those in external drives and iCloud. The mobile Uploadr apps have also been updated to back up existing photos on your iPhone or Android device, and Flickr will automatically de-dupe to prevent multiple copies. The Andoid and iOS apps also added new filters and sharing to Instagram.
Camera Roll lets you quickly add titles, descriptions, tags, and other metadata to a selection of photos. There’s a new “Magic View” that organises photos across categories such as landscapes, people, black and white, and abstract.
If you want to share a bunch of photos from Flickr, you no longer have to have them all in one album. Select them from your Camera Roll and click the share button.
Finally, now you can also download thousands of your photos at once in a zip file.
This might make Flickr the new best photo backup service (at least for about half a million of your photos.)