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User Case: How Do I Move Photos from Flickr to Google Drive?

Flickr to Google Drive
Flickr to Google Drive

"Is there a way to transfer all my Flickr data to Google Drive without downloading all the data to my computer? I'd like to copy or migrate directly, which would save me a lot of time."

"I'm using two cloud drives, Flickr and Google Drive. I store all my photos on Flickr, but now I want to move the photos to Google Drive. I know I can download photos from Flickr to my local hard drive, and then put them to my Google Drive. What bothers me is that this way takes a lot of time, the download and upload speed depends on data size and network speed. So, can I move photos from Flickr faster to Google Drive?"

How to Transfer Photos from Flickr to Google Drive Faster

If you want to migrate from Flickr directly to Google Drive, MultCloud can help a lot. MultCloud is a web-based cloud file manager that integrates multiple cloud storage services in one platform, to manage and transfer files in a faster way. For example, you can use it to migrate files from MEGA to another cloud storage, migrate files from Dropbox to Google Drive, etc.


Currently, MultCloud supports adding many popular cloud storage services, including Dropbox, Google Drive, Google Photos, OneDrive, MEGA, Flickr, FTP, Box, pCloud, Amazon S3, and even NAS, FTP/SFTP, Shared with me and Shared Drive. Therefore, managing multiple cloud storage accounts in the same interface becomes very simple.

With the Cloud Transfer, Cloud Sync, Cloud Backup, and Remote Upload functions provided in MultCloud, you can achieve:

  • Data transfer across two or more cloud drives without upload and download operations;
  • Real-time sync of data between cloud drives, always keeping the data of one or more cloud drives highly consistent;
  • Data backup in a cloud drive to another cloud drive, and in special cases, the data can be retrieved through "Restore";
  • Remote upload of data (like URLs, torrent files, and magnet links) to cloud drives, eg downloading torrents directly to Google Drive.

The following section is a guide showing you how to quickly move Flickr photos to Google Drive.

▋Step 1: Sign Up.

You need to sign up for a free account or create a temporary account by clicking "Guest Access" on the home page.

Sign Up
Sign Up

▋Step 2: Add Flickr to MultCloud.

Click the "Add Cloud" button and select Flickr to add.

Add Flickr
Add Flickr

Note: If you sign up for Flickr with your email, it will jump to a page asking for your authorization. Here, please click "OK, I'll AUTHORIZE IT".

Authorize Flickr
Authorize Flickr

▋Step 3: Add Google Drive.

Repeat the first two steps to add Google Drive and also require your permission for offline access.

Add Google Drive
Add Google Drive

▋Step 4: Transfer Photos from Flickr to Google Drive in 2 Efficient Ways.

After adding Flickr and Google Drive to your account, you can see both clouds in Multcloud's interface. To migrate photos between Flickr and Google Drive faster, you can use different methods in different situations with the help of MultCloud.

Way 1. Using the "Cloud Transfer" Feature

If you want to move Flickr's folders or your entire storage space to Google Drive, you can use the "Cloud Transfer" feature to transfer photos from Flickr to Google Drive.

Click the "Cloud Transfer" icon and select Flickr or a folder under Flickr as the source directory and Google Drive as the destination directory. Then click "Transfer Now" and it will start transferring photos between Flickr and Google Drive.

Transfer Photos from Flickr to Google Drive
Transfer Photos from Flickr to Google Drive


  • To transfer photos from Google Drive to Flickr, you can just change the source directory to Flickr and the destination directory to Google Drive.
  • If you need to transfer Flickr photos to Google Drive regularly, you can set a specific period in "Schedule", so that Multcloud can execute the scheduled cloud file transfer task.
  • When subscribing to a premium account, users can not only enjoy a 10-thread transfer but also enable the "Filter" function.

Way 2. Using the "Copy to" Feature

If you just want to migrate a few photos to Google Drive, you can achieve your goal in this way.

First, open Flickr and select the photo you want to move. Then right-click on these photos, find the "Copy to" option, and select a folder under Google Drive as the destination, click the "OK" icon and the process will begin.

Copy Photos from Flickr to Google Drive
Copy Photos from Flickr to Google Drive

Traditional Way to Export Flickr Photos to Google Drive

If you don't mind the speed of the whole transfer process, you can also choose the traditional download and upload method to complete the transfer between Flickr and Google Drive. In fact, the download & upload method is also worth trying when transferring a small number of files.

Step 1: To download photos from Flickr, go to the "Camera Roll" view and click "Select All" for each set of photos you want to download.
Step 2: Next, click the "Download" button at the bottom of the page, and in the pop-up window that appears, click "Create zip file". Repeat this process until all the photos you want to move are downloaded.

Download Photos from Flickr
Download Photos from Flickr

Note: If you have a large photo library, downloading all photos may take some work, as Flickr doesn't provide a one-click method to select all photos.

Step 3: Visit the Google Drive website and create an account or log into your existing account. Click the "Upload files" button and navigate to one of the unzipped folders of your downloaded Flickr photos. Select all files and click "Open" to start uploading them to Google Drive.

Upload Files to Google Drive
Upload Files to Google Drive

Note: Before uploading to Google Drive, you should find one or more unzipped files you downloaded from Flickr and unzip them.


Using MultCloud to move photos from Flickr to Google Drive is quick and easy, and works offline for user convenience. If you need to shut down your computer while transferring, you can set up an email notification in "Options", after which MultCloud will send you an email telling you that the task is complete.

As a great cloud file migration tool, MultCloud not only supports easy migration of files between different cloud drives, but also supports sharing data to other users via Public Share, Private Share, and Source Share modes. In addition, MultCloud also supports the management of multiple sub-accounts, and can individually assign read and write permissions to other users to promote teamwork.

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