Flickr: How to Download Pictures for Printing

   Posted by David Kirk in Internet

My parents have difficulty downloading and printing pictures from flickr. Here are the steps required to get the high resolution pictures off flickr for printing. Email this tutorial to your parents so they can print off your flickr pictures too.

My parents did not like our family using flickr because when they printed the pictures, the quality was poor. The common mistake of printing from flickr is printing the default screen resolution images instead of the original higher resolution images.

Here are the steps needed to print high resolution photos from flickr.

1. Goto the flickr page that contains the photo you want to print.
2. Click the photo that you want to save/print
3. Click the All Sizes button above the photo

4. Under Available sizes click Original
5. Click the Download the Original Size link

6. Now you can save the high quality photo to your computer or you can open it from printing.

If the photos you are printing from flickr are still of poor quality, check these issues:

– The original photos uploaded may be low quality photos. May sure that the uploaded photos are not reduced in size or quality.
– The printer may be set in a low quality or draft mode.
– You may be printing on low quality paper.


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David Kirk is one of the original founders of tech-recipes and is currently serving as editor-in-chief. Not only has he been crafting tutorials for over ten years, but in his other life he also enjoys taking care of critically ill patients as an ICU physician.
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4 Responses to “Flickr: How to Download Pictures for Printing”

  1. January 30, 2009 at 4:23 am, Jake said:

    This only works if the photographer has enabled it. If you don’t see “all sizes,” you have to contact them.


  2. February 04, 2010 at 3:34 pm, Lynn said:

    Thanks, this had me stumped!


  3. June 18, 2011 at 1:58 pm, PrintingGood said:

    The other way of getting good quality is to turn it into 600 DPI resolution


  4. July 21, 2011 at 11:15 pm, Johny Anderson said:

    Now you can save the high quality photo to your computer or you can open it from printing.


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