Are you not satisfied with 1TB of Flickr's free storage? Although Flickr's storage space has no limitations on resolution, it limits the size of the photos by uploading. So, you finally chose Google Photos to save pictures. As long as you store your photos as required, you can use Google Photos free for life. However, the most common way to migrate Flickr photos to Google photos is Download & Upload. But the main function of Flickr is for uploading photos rather than downloading them back to your computer. This means you need to manually select and download all photos, which requires a few extra steps. This is really time consuming and laborious. So, is there a way to transfer photos from Flickr to Google photos faster?

A faster way to move photos from Flickr to Google Photos

Unluckily, Flickr cannot transfer photos to other clouds directly. “Share” function does not resolve the above problem essentially. However, for large data, downloading and uploading is wasting time. So, some people recommend you to try a third-party application to achieve this. Here, I will focus on Multcloud. You can use it without installing because it is a web app. Multcloud is a multiple cloud storage manager that allows users sync, transfer or backup data across different clouds, such as Google Drive, AmazonS3, Dropbox, Box, OneDrive, FTP, Amazon, etc., easily and freely. Following are guides to move Flickr photos to Google Photos.

Step 1: Sign up a free account or experience without signing up.

Register MultCloud

Step 2: Click Add Cloud Drives, choose Flickr and hit Next to add your Flickr account.

Add Cloud Drives

Notes: If you used your Email to register Flickr, it will skip to a page that asks you for authorization. Here, please just click “OK, I’LL AUTHORIZE IT”.

Authorize Flickr

Step 3: Use the same way to add Google Photos, and it will also need your permission to have offline access.

Authorize Google Photos

Step 4: After adding Flickr and Google Photos to your account, you can see both clouds in the interface of Multcloud. In order to move photos from Flickr to Google Photos faster, I recommend using different methods in different situations.

A) If you just want to migrate a small number of photos to Google Photos:

Right click on these photos, find the “Copy” option, select it and paste into Google Photos.

Copy and Paste

Or directly drag and drop in Multcloud.

Drag and Drop

B) If you have a lot of photos to transfer:

Since Google Photos does not support creating folders, MultCloud's Cloud Transfer function will generate folders automatically while transferring files, so we recommend that you use Cloud Sync to sync photos from Flickr to Google Photos.

Click Cloud Sync, select Flickr as the source directory, and select Google Photos as the destination directory at the following page.

Cloud Sync

Click Sync Now, it will start to sync photos from Flickr to Google Photos.

Sync Task


Using MultCloud to transfer Flickr photos to Google Photos is fast and simple. MultCloud is a remarkable cloud storage migration tool, which can easily migrate photos between cloud drives, such as transfer photos from one Google account to another, transfer photos from MEGA to Box, etc. In addition, it supports transferring after power off, and you can also use it to perform a scheduled cloud transfer, which can help you automatically to transfer, backup, or sync data between cloud storage at a regular interval or for a special timing.

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.