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How to Transfer Photos from Flickr to Google Photos?

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May. 26, 2020 | 3 mins read

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Here in this article, you’ll find the best way to transfer Flickr photos to Google Photos. With the help of it and by one click, you can easily import Flickr albums to Google Photos albums.

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Why Transfer Photos out of Flickr?

With the increasing popularity of photography technology and photography tools, almost every user with a large amount of photo data must solve the problem of insufficient storage space, and even if the cloud is the first choice to solve that, it still faces unpredictable space and time limit changes. And it has become a reality for Flickr users.

The Flickr made it clear on its website that it would delete free accounts that are inactive for 90 days. In addition, since 2019, Flickr has terminated the 1TB capacity of free users and changed to free 1,000 movies or photos.

Why Transfer Pictures from Flickr to Google Photos?

Next, we will compare the storage conditions of Flickr and Google Photos to figure out why we discuss how to transfer photos from Flickr to Google Photos.

The Flickr:

1. Photos will be automatically deleted to the 1,000, which will start with the oldest photo.
2. The free accounts that are inactive for 90 days will be deleted.

The Google Photos:

1. Google Photos contains unlimited photo and video storage.
2. Android, iOS and web applications are achievable now.
3. Users can choose how to store photos to Google Photos by: Original size (limited free storage space) and High picture quality (unlimited free storage space).

Google Photos Flickr
Google Photos Flickr

After finding a good migration host, the next problem is how to migrate a large number of pictures from Flickr to Google Photos. Of course, everyone can transfer Flickr pictures to Google Photos in a clumsy way, which is downloading Flickr photos to PC and then uploading them to Google Photos again. Instead of that, today we will introduce a more practical third-party auxiliary tool to make it in one click, the MultCloud.

How to Transfer Photos from Flickr to Google Photos?

As a multi cloud manager, MultCloud can not only manage many cloud servers in one room, but manage different accounts of the same cloud. During the operation process, many features of MultCloud can shape new habits for you, for example:

Folders transfer in one click: It enables faster folders transfer between clouds, which makes the bulk data migration possible.

Files sync in one click: MultCloud can transfer the files in the source folder to the target folder by its Cloud Sync, both one-way and two-way sync are available now.

Background transmission: MultCloud supports transferring files in the background. For the general task, once your task starts, you can close your web page and even close your PC as MultCloud supports off-line transfer.

The functions we will use in the following tutorials are mainly the Cloud Sync and background offline transmission, so MultCloud allows you to transfer photos from Flickr camera roll to Google Photos without downloading the pictures to the local PC.

1. Sign up and Sign in

Before knowing the operation of how to transfer photos from Flickr to Google Photos, it’s necessary to sign up your MultCloud with your email or as a guest, if you log in the MultCloud as a guest, the system will generate automatically the account and the password which you need to remember. Also, you can log in with Facebook or Google account to save the sign-up process.

Sign Up
Sign Up

2. Add Flickr & Google Photos in MultCloud

As its name you can see, MultCloud is a platform homing for clouds, so what you need to do before migrating photos from Flickr to Google Photos is add the cloud where pictures transfer occurs at the platform, here it means you need to add both Flickr and Google Photos to the MultCloud.

To add the Flickr and Google Photos, as the picture shows (the same operation for Google Photos), click the “Add Clouds” and choose the Flickr icon, then click “Next” to add your Flickr account.

Add Flickr
Add Flickr


  • Flickr and Google Photos need to add to MultCloud separately.
  • If you have two or more Flickr accounts, it works for MultCloud to add them all in.

Add Google Photos
Add Google Photos

After clicking "Next", the interface will pop up the page as shown in the flowing pic. Add Flickr Account directly if you don’t want to rename it.

Add Flickr Account
Add Flickr Account

If you have registered Flickr before adding it to MultCloud, an authorization page will be redirected to the Flickr website to obtain your permission.

Authorize Flickr
Authorize Flickr

Same as Flickr, after adding the Google Photos through signing in with Google account, MultCloud needs your authorization as well.

Authorize Google Photos
Authorize Google Photos

3. Transfer Photos from Flickr to Google Photos

Now, the Flickr and the Google Photos are added to the MultCloud, then the next is the core step of the transmission: transfer your picyures from Flickr to Google Photos within MultCloud.

In MultCloud’s funtion bar, click the click the “Cloud Sync” to start your operation, then select “Flickr - Albums” as the source directory, select the “Google Photos - Albums” folder as the destination.

Then, there are two sync methods that can be your choice: Schedule or Sync Now. You can click “Sync Now” to transfer your photos instantly from Flickr to Google Photos.

Sync Flickr to Google Photos
Sync Flickr to Google Photos

Note: For the schedule sync, click “Schedule” to transfer photos whenever your devices are available.

Schedule Sync
Schedule Sync

To filter the photos unnecessary, you need to open the “Option” to select “Filter” to exclude certain files with a specific extension title name from being transferred.

Files Filter
Files Filter

After the operation above finished, you could check the task process in the Task Manager.

Take Home

Now, with the support of MultCloud, you already have a preliminary understanding on how to transfer photos from Flickr to Google Photos in one click. It can effectively help you save time downloading from Flickr to local and then uploading to Google Photos.

After the above operations are completed, you may find that MultCloud still has many functions to meet your other needs, then you may also want to learn how to move photos from Google Drive to Google Photos or sync Flickr to Onedrive.

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