Flickr is used to store photos and videos mainly, while Dropbox is used to store all kinds of files in cloud. So when we talk about backing up Flickr to Dropbox, we're really talking about transferring photos and videos from Flickr to Dropbox. Usually, we omit the content - pictures or videos.

About Flickr

Flickr belongs to Yahoo! now. It still provides 1TB free space and has been revamped a lot. The old monthly upload limits have been canceled. Flickr is a gallery site. Photos are uploaded to Flickr using a desktop application. Flickr does not provide batch downloads by default. So you need a third party app to download all of your files at once. Flickr offers a browser-based uploader but it isn’t quite suitable for uploading hundreds and thousands of photos in a batch. In fact, Flickr is not the most convenient photo backup solution, but because of its huge storage, it is one of the best services we find for saving photos.

About Dropbox

Now is information age, local hard disk can’t store all data, so the cloud drive came. Dropbox is one of the earliest cloud services. It is also an excellent cloud service even today, especially Dropbox’s file storage and syncing are still best in class.

We believe that there are many reasons why people need to move Flickr to Dropbox. Share images to Dropbox, release volume of Flickr. Or, you are worried about storing in one place, so you want to backup to Dropbox.

MultCloud helps to backup Flickr to Dropbox

MultCloud is a web app that allows you to backup, sync and transfer data easily and freely. As its name suggests, MultCloud is a multiple cloud storage manager. It supports Dropbox since it has been developed and supports Flickr since its 3.5 version. Now you see, you can mange both Dropbox and Flickr files in MultCloud. Of course, you can transfer files between these two cloud drives. Following are steps to show you how to do:

Step 1: Creat an account of MultCloud or experience without signing up.


Clouds supported by MultCloud are: Google Drive, Box, Amazon S3, Amazon Cloud Drive, SugarSync, Alfresco, Hubic, Evernote, OneDrive, MEGA, CloudMe, Cubby, MyDrive, WEB.DE, Yandex, HiDrive, MySQL, MediaFire, ownCloud, ADrive, BaiDu, WebDav and FTP/SFTP.

Step 2: Add Dropbox and Flickr into MultCloud separately. This step includes several small steps. I will explain one by one with screenshots:

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(i) Check Flickr then click “Next” button

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(ii) Input a display name of your Flickr account

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(iii) Repeat. Select Dropbox to add

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(iiii)Enter a display name of Dropbox.

Notice that when you click “Add Dropbox/Flickr account”, the page will jump to their official pages to complete the authorization.

Step 3: Backup ways. The essential of backup is copy. Select target files or folders in Flickr, right click and choose “Copy”, then paste in Dropbox.

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(i) Copy

The second method: If you select “Copy to”, you can set in the pop-up window and let it transfer to Dropbox automatically.

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(ii) Copy to

The third method: Dragging and Dropping.

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(iii) Dragging and Dropping


As mentioned above, It is very easy to backup data from Flickr to Dropbox. If you want to sync and move files between cloud services, MultCloud will make it as well. It provides 10 TB traffic for free. So we think it is enough for common use. Using MultCloud is safe, all data transmission is on the server level. MultCloud does not save your any data or files. It uses 256-bit AES Encryption for SSL and OAuth for authorization system. So backup Filckr to Dropbox, MultCloud is a good choice. Besides Dropbox, backing up Flickr to Google Drive, OneDrive, Amazon S3, etc are all possible.

10tb free traffic

For transferring or backup files in cloud drives, you can switch to Transfer panel. There are more choices and options wait for you setting and even do scheduled file copy.

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Multcloud Key Features

  • Cloud Transfer

    Transfer files in cloud drives, FTP and WebDav for easily file management and information delivery.

  • Cloud Sync

    Sync two clouds or directories in two clouds through two-way sync or one-way sync.

  • Cloud Explorer

    Combine multiple cloud storages into one and manage them like in Windows explorer.