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Summary:

Eternal Storms has released a public beta of flickery, an OS X (Leopard only) client for flickr. It bring a great deal of iPhoto-like functionality to your flickr.com account in the way it displays photos and enables you to tag & group your collection. You can […]

Eternal Storms has released a public beta of flickery, an OS X (Leopard only) client for flickr. It bring a great deal of iPhoto-like functionality to your flickr.com account in the way it displays photos and enables you to tag & group your collection. You can also browse, view and comment on pictures of your friends or upload and manage your own photos and favorites, all from a clean and simple interface. You can also perform minimal editing functions pre-upload along with the option to e-mail your images via Apple Mail and even download them.

The view options are pretty nice: you can switch from a mini-overview (pictured below) mode to full-window mode to full-screen view (with slide-show controls).

Main flickery App Window

Full Window Mode

Flickr Metadata Info Editor

Flickr Search

Download Progress

The full download is a (again, Leopard-only) Universal Binary and expires on June 30, 2008. Remember, it’s beta software, and while it worked fine for me, your mileage may vary. Overall, it is a great addition to the various flickr apps for the Mac. While iPhoto & FlickrExport will still be my primary means of getting images into flickr, I can definitely see myself using flickery as a way to organize my flickr library and search for images of interest.

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  1. smooshipantz Monday, May 19, 2008

    General:
    -“Preferences” doesn’t work
    -Sometimes while in “Photos,” flickery randomly highlights my pictures, from beginning to end

    Upload:
    -Can’t use cursor to highlight area to select multiple images
    -Can’t use shift+arrow keys to select multiple images
    -Tab inserts a paragraph tab in Description field instead of going to next field
    -If you put images in “Upload”, then switch to a different section (e.g. Photos), then switch back to “Upload”, all work is lost
    -Sometimes couldn’t drag multiple images into Upload window; restarted the app and was able to

    Fullscreen mode:
    -Slideshow mode was rather slow (loading full-size images)… any way to speed it up/pre-render next images/load smaller-size images?
    -I had no idea what the Star button did (thought it was a Rating thing) until I got the error..

    Other suggestions:
    -Clicking on “Sets” should expand/collapse sets (not just clicking on the triangle)
    -In addition to (or instead of) “Go to flickr.com” (File > Go to flickr.com), I think there should be a “Go to your flickr.com account” link
    -I really like “Show Details,” but it’d be cool if you linked that to Cmd+i
    -It would be neat if there were a zoom bar (like in iPhoto) to display more/less images
    -In Fullscreen, maybe you could have some kind of notification that you’re downloading/downloaded an image? (Maybe have the Downloads window pop-up briefly / Have a growl notification )

    Overall nice app :)

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  3. I don’t know what to think.

    Not the app, but the fact that their site is a rapidweaver template with the stock pics. For an image app, you’d think they’d at least swap some pics in the template.

    The app could be great, just a lil critique of their site.

  4. Ragnar Lundgren Tuesday, May 20, 2008

    Hi, thanks for this but when opening the program again I’m asked to autherize the program , okey but nothing happens and the proram does not work any longer. I tryed to reinstall it after closing, but I got the same “Authorization recommended” pop up.
    Yes I have the latest Mac Pro. 1 week old and a 30″ Cinema HD Display.
    When you have a working program, let me know.

    Best Regards
    Ragz

  5. Flickery crashed on first use. Had already authorised. After crash program continually asks to authorise, reports the API key to be invalid.

    Click – drag – trash – wait for next Beta.

    Looks promising however.

  6. Matthias Gansrigler Tuesday, May 20, 2008

    @Ragnar & Stephen
    Please send me an e-mail so I can check this out, if you don’t mind. Would help me out a lot.

    @smooshipantz
    Thanks for sending me an e-mail :)

    And thanks to the author for writing about flickery. Helps out a lot!!

  7. I had same problem as stephen – I have already emailed them – so only got to play with it for a few minutes.

    I agree it looks promising and may address some of the shortcomings in Photonic (my current favourite flickr app). However, without support for browsing my groups I don’t think it would win me over.

  8. tried to email you – no response

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