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I have a Flickr account where I keep my videos and photos, and am starting to consider transferring my content to a Google Picasa account.

I would like to:

  • Keep the original structure of my albums and sets as much as possible, as well as the metadata associated with them - most importantly, descriptions I wrote of pictures, albums and collections.

  • Avoid the manual transfer of content as much as possible, since I have over ~100 sets in Flickr with thousands of pictures and dozens of videos.

Are there any tools that can facilitate this task? Any suggestions on how to best transfer content between both services?

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migrated from superuser.com Jul 5 '11 at 21:13

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You should take a look at Migratr

Migratr is a desktop application which moves photos between popular photo sharing services. Migratr will also migrate your metadata, including the titles, tags, descriptions and album organization.

I am not sure if it will transfer video or not but it is definitely worth a try.

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I've been just trying to use Migratr and getting rather frustrated with it. Export from Flickr went well, but uploading to Picasa is problematic. It doesn't propagate privacy settings - that's annoying but I can deal with. The main issue is that when it crashes, for various reasons, it doesn't handle resuming uploads well. Since the photos are not uploaded in the same order as the albums, it's hard figure out what's been already uploaded and what hasn't. And it doesn't check if the photo already exists, so I end up with duplicates. – Eugene Katz Jul 9 '11 at 15:14
Also, it hasn't been updated since 2009 and the forums are full of spam. – Eugene Katz Jul 9 '11 at 15:17

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