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.

 

About David Kirk

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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  • http://www.myspace.com/zbumba Jake

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

  • Lynn

    Thanks, this had me stumped!

  • http://www.printinggood.com/ PrintingGood

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

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VWVUXFTQH2A2YL2XT6LP5643XQ Johny Anderson

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