Launched in February 2004, Flickr embodies what has come to be known as Web 2.0 technology. The site provides great tools and the value derived from the contributions of the user community—photos, comments, ratings, and organization and the connections that the site facilitates between individuals is huge. As the number of Flickr users are increasing and as a result of exposing Flickr APIs, there are a number of applications that are getting developed for Flickr.
Here in this article we feature 12 best Adobe AIR free applications that every user of flickr would want to try out.
With the support of both drag and drop uploading and downloading, posting and saving photos is done in one easy motion. Now you can download the highest resolution version of a photo without having to see it first—just drag a thumbnail to the download menu and the download begins
Skimmer is an Adobe AIR desktop application designed to streamline, beautify, and enhance the experience of participating in your most frequently used social networking activities. It improves upon your day-to-day interaction with multiple social networks, removing distractions and providing a rich experience that is particularly suited to multimedia content. We bet, everyone would enjoy browsing all their friends’ Flickr sets and photo streams in a completely new way using Skimmer. You can quickly see which friends have recently added photos and efficiently browse through them right from your desktop, or enjoy them in a high-resolution slideshow.
Flair is an application which runs in AIR and will search Flickr‘s database for matched photo tags. Once complete the results are displayed first as thumbnails, you can then view a larger size of an image which also provides the uploader’s user information and links to their photo stream.
zFlick enables you to search for anything that your mind could desire. If you come across a really cool image, just drag-n-drop to your desktop to save it. zFlick takes the capabilities of Adobe AIR and produces a rich user friendly animated interface for casual image browsing. Key features include Drag n’ Drop saving, Drag n’ Drop directly into any application that accepts PNGs(iChat, MS Word, PhotoShop, etc), Auto-Updating, Rich user Experience, Unique Navigation and Transitions.
Colrful desktop allows you to search flickr images based on color or based on another image in the internet. color search of colrful desktop is powered by Idée lab’s technology. Built using Adobe AIR and Adobe Flex , colrful desktop also lets you search for images based on Adobe kuler themes.
WebKut is an Adobe AIR application that allows you to capture web pages, or parts of them in a very simple way. It provides you 3 capture options: the entire page, the current view, or as the name says, only a selection. You can choose to upload the screenshots to your flickr account.
A simple Adobe Flex Application using which you can browse photos on Flickr. Right mouse click on the images to print.
ImageDropr is a tool for uploading your images to flickr. This application takes a unique approach towards preparing your content, titles, tags, etc. by creating tools that expedite this process. You will have to simply drag your images into the application at which time your global flickr tags are automatically applied. You may then add additional tags to the entire upload set or click into the image’s settings to further customize the image properties. Next, just click the upload button and get per image and overall upload status feedback. Finally, you an review all of your uploads in the upload log!
FlickrOla is a desktop application for Flickr, that gives you an update your contacts’ photo stream. You can configure the time interval when you want to auto check for updates. It also provides an option to show preview of pictures.
AnyFlickr enables you to enjoy Flickr on the desktop. You can list or slide photos, add or remove favorites with your flickr account and manage people your are interested in with local database.
11. Flickr Flipper
Flickr Flipper allows you to search for Flickr photos and also search for photos from specific Flickr users. It uses Papervision to display the photos one at a time and even allows you to download the photo to your computer. Currently it only returns up to 100 photos of your search.
A simple Adobe AIR application that grabs the first 50 “interesting” photos for the day from a random Flickr page and piles it up on your desktop. You can just click on the thumb nail images to view it big.