Flickr Contacts Feed Exporter
How to get your contacts Feed URLs without going crazy
If you are a Flickr user then you know that your “contacts page” doesn’t really get updated as soon as one of your contacts uploads a picture. Sometimes it takes days until the update is visible for you. Flickr suggests that you should use the person’s Feed to keep track of their latest updates. I’ve tried Google Reader and must say “I don’t want to rely on the Flickr contacts page itself anymore”. To make the move a bit easier i have created this little tool. Based on the Flickr User Id you enter (your’s would make sense ;-)) it queries the Flickr API and returns a list of links to your contacts feeds. All you need to do is add the subscriptions to your reader of choice. Even easier with Google for example (and other tools that support OPML). If you tick the little box at the end saying “generate OPML file” all you need to do is save this file somewhere, open e.g. Google Reader, click on “manage subscriptions” at the bottom of the page and click Import/Export (see screenshot below). Then choose the file you saved - and voila here you go. All this saves you a lot of time because you don’t have to manually search, copy and import the links.
click on the image below to get an idea how the Google Reader OPML import works.
this is a free service, no warranty and no responsibility if something goes wrong.
no user entered content like the flickr user id etc. is stored anywhere.