Upload your photos to Flickr automatically thanks to Raspberry Pi

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If you are a photography lover, you will surely know what it can offer Flickr, a storage service with no less than a terabyt where any user can share their photos online. Unfortunately and just a few months ago from Flickr they decided to put a monthly price of 5,99 euros to be able to upload photos automatically from a desktop computer, something that surely has made many users stop being so active.

As often happens, in order to alleviate this, there are many makers who immediately got to work and now, we can talk about a more than interesting solution where you work directly with a Raspberry Pi, a card to which, in turn, you have to insert a series of script to get automate the entire process of uploading your photos to Flickr. As you can see, the truth is that you have to take an intermediate step such as getting a Raspberry Pi and configuring it, from there everything will be the same again.

Going into a little more detail, tell you that this is possible thanks to the tool created by Eduardo Balsa and baptized as flickup, a small script written in Python that you can download from this repository of GitHub And that literally what it allows is that, when you connect a storage unit to your Raspberry Pi (the developer used a Raspberry Pi 3 to create the scripts) the uploading of your digital photos to Flickr is automated in a very simple way to the user and above all participation.

If we look at the source code, we find that the tool basically what it does is send the images to the user's folder and labels them as private for, once the entire process is completed, send a warning email and disassemble the unit so we can disconnect it from our Raspberry Pi. Undoubtedly one more option that you internalized if you want to continue enjoying automated uploads to Flickr and do not want to pay the monthly fee.


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