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How can I automatically retrieve the exact URL of a Flickr photo when I pass the ID to the API?

I have the IDs of all pictures and I'm currently using the method that takes the ID as parameter and it gives me an XML file with the picture page URL as an answer.

However the picture page URL is not the URL of the picture (which is displayed in this page).

How can I automatically retrieve the exact URL of the picture?

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From the Official Flickr documentation:

Photo Source URLs

You can construct the source URL to a photo once you know its ID, server ID, farm ID and secret, as returned by many API methods.

The URL takes the following format:


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The answer says "once you know its ID, server ID, farm ID and secret". So my question is how do you find those? – user10433 Apr 25 '11 at 7:07

If you have your pictures in a Photoset then you can use this method: flickr.photosets.getPhotos

What you'll need is API key, Secret key and the ID of the photoset which can be found in its URL.

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Thanks for your suggestion, but please don't rely on the link being around forever. Without the link there isn't any useful information here, and linkrot is a fact of life. Please at least summarize the information to be found there. – Al E. Nov 6 at 16:58

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