There’s an API for that!
May 31, 2010 11 Comments
Just spent a not so amusing couple of hours trying to get a set of photos back onto my computer that I had inadvertently wiped from my camera’s memory card. Of course I had also accidentally erased it from my computer as well. When I make a mistake, I don’t do it in halves! I searched my online SkyDrive in vain. IF I had uploaded it to my SkyDrive on Windows Live I would then have been able to easily download it from there and back to its origins on my hard drive. But for some reason, I had only uploaded this particular set of photographs to flickr. To my annoyance there seemed to be no way to download them again in case of accidents/eraser/stupidity at the users end.
I honestly thought that all was lost and that I wouldn’t be able to access them , until I had the sudden brainwave to type into flickr’s search box, ‘download photos ’ and voila! Lo and behold there were some applications created just for exactly that purpose! The most popular one by far was called Bulkr named I presume because you can actually download your entire Photostream with it! (in bulk)
So I immediately downloaded it, it did require me to also download Adobe Air as well but hey, what the heck! I was desperate! What’s a Granny trying to rectify her mistakes supposed to do? Actually its a nice looking program that simply seems to do ‘what it says on the tin.’ So if you find yourself in exactly the same situation as I did, can’t find them on your backup hard drive, have wiped them from your camera and the only other place they are available from is your photostream on Flickr, then you could do worse than download Bulkr so that you can then recover them.
I thoroughly recommend it, because its certainly saved my bacon today!