flickr filename find
September 26, 2006 9:48 PM   Subscribe

How can I find 4799490_11a9544ee3.jpg on flickr?

I have thousands of regular-sized flickr photos saved on my computer with filenames like 4799490_11a9544ee3, or 4781253_bba2db11ca, etc. Id like to see the larger versions of a couple of my favorites. Is there any way to find an original flickr photo page based on a filename?
posted by petsounds to Computers & Internet (6 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
Is this it?

(Google search.)
posted by jjg at 10:06 PM on September 26, 2006

Best answer: seems to work.
posted by MonkeySaltedNuts at 10:07 PM on September 26, 2006 [8 favorites]

Response by poster: thank you both- thats just what I wanted
posted by petsounds at 10:10 PM on September 26, 2006

Wow, how did you know how to do that?
posted by jjg at 10:10 PM on September 26, 2006

Flickr forums has the info.
posted by MonkeySaltedNuts at 10:12 PM on September 26, 2006

This is old knowledge among flickrites.

The photo id is 4799490. Thats sequential so this photo is the 4,799,490the photo uploaded to flickr. (so you can use that construct above to find the Nth photo uploaded to flickr)

The next part is a random hash which allows you to keep private photos private. Also at the end ther'e usually something like a _s or _o. These are the different sizes with "o" meaning original.
posted by vacapinta at 10:41 PM on September 26, 2006 [2 favorites]

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