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Notes on Using Flickr:

  • You can only transfer pictures or videos to Flickr.
  • Folders can only be transferred to "Albums" directory and there can not be subdirectories under "Albums" directory.
  • Files can only be transferred to "My Photostream" or "Albums" directory.
  • All files can be found in "My Photostream" directory.
  • All files under "Albums" directory are referenced to "My Photostream" directory.
  • When you delete a file under "Albums" directory, in fact, you just remove the file only from "Albums" directory. However, it still exists under "My Photostream" directory.
  • When you delete a file under "My Photostream", the corresponding file under "Albums" directory will be deleted also.
  • The "Album" directory must store at least one file.

Why Sync Flickr to Dropbox?

As we know, today is a cloud age. There are many cloud products in the word such as cloud drives like OneDrive, GoogleDrive, Dropbox, MEGA, OneDrive and cloud services like Evernote, Flickr, MySQL, FTP, WebDav, etc. To store photos and videos online, Flickr is a good choice. Released by Ludicorp in 2004 and acquired by Yahoo in 2005, Flickr has more than ten years of history and experience.

Flickr provides professional services on editing pictures online and sharing to community and social networking servicec. But in order to protect data in Flickr, storing them in another place is necessary especially for some important pictures and videos. Except storing these memorable pictures and videos on local devices or hard disk, cloud drive like Dropbox is also a great choice. Once you link Flicker to Dropbox, you don’t need to copy photos from Flickr to Dropbox every time. 

How to Sync Flickr to Dropbox Easily with MultCloud

If you google “sync photos from Flickr to Dropbox”, there are many old threads asked this question. But now, things become easier. You will no longer have to manually download and upload twice. Because MultCloud, a free web-based cloud file manager, provides the direct Cloud Sync service. And if you want to import or transfer Flickr to Dropbox, MultCloud also provides Cloud Transfer service to help. All these operations can be achieved in a single and easy-to-use interface without installing anything.

Step 1. SignUp MultCloud

MultCloud is a web app to transfer or sync files across cloud drive services, so you just need to visite the website to use it for free. You can create a MultCloud account or click "Try without signing up" to enter.

Sign Up MultCloud
Sign Up MultCloud

Step 2. Add Flickr and Dropbox to MultCloud

In MultCloud, click "Add Cloud" and choose the icons of Flickr and Dropbox to add them respectively to MultCloud.

Add Flickr and Dropbox to MultCloud
Add Flickr and Dropbox to MultCloud

Tip: Up to now, MultCloud supports 30+ major cloud drive services like Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, MEGA, Flickr, etc. And MultCloud sets no limit on adding clouds, which means you can add as many clouds as you want to MultCloud for free.

Step 3. Open Cloud Sync Function to Sync Flickr to Dropbox

After adding clouds to MultCloud, you can clearly view files under each cloud drive from the "My Cloud Drives" list. To link Flickr to Dropbox, please click "Cloud Sync". Then you have to add Flickr or a folder in Flickr as the source, and add Dropbox or a folder in Dropbox as the source.

Sync from Flickr to Dropbox in MultCloud
Sync from Flickr to Dropbox in MultCloud

Step 4. Choose A Mode to Connect Flickr to Dropbox

Here, MultCloud gives you 9 multifunctional sync ways in total: Simple Sync, Mirror Sync, Move Sync, Cumulative Sync, Update Sync, Incremental Sync, Full Backup Sync, Two-way Sync, and Real Time Sync. What you should do is deciding which sync mode can best achieve the operation you need. 

Choose Sync Modes to Import Flickr to Dropbox
Choose Sync Modes to Import Flickr to Dropbox

Tip: As a free user of MultCloud, you cloud use 3 sync modes like Simple Sync, Two-way Sync, and Real Time Sync which can meet your basic sync demand. If you intend to enjoy other 6 advanced sync modes to make your Cloud Sync task smarter, you can upgrade to premium MultCloud account cost-effectively.

Step 5. Start Cloud Sync Task

After choosing the right sync mode for your sync task, click "Sync Now" to let MultCloud sync photos and videos from Flickr to Dropbox immediately.


  • If you want to connect Flickr to Dropbox continuous, you can set daily, weekly, or monthly "Schedule" to let MultCloud run the sync task automatically.
  •  You can close the website or your device once the Cloud Sync task starts. Because MultCloud can run the task in background. And if you still want to be informed when the task is completed, MultCloud can send an email notification to you.


After learning how to sync Flickr to Dropbox by MultCloud, you may find it's so convenient to use Cloud Sync function to link Flickr to Dropbox. Actually, MultCloud also provides other great functions such as Cloud Transfer, Remote Upload, Download, Upload, Copy, Cut, Preview, Rename, Public Share, Private Share, Source Share, and sub-accounts for you to manage multiple cloud storage services easily. If you want to backup Flickr to Dropbox and copy photos from Flickr to Dropbox, you can make full use of the Cloud Transfer function.

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