Flickr API

Flickr is the leading online photo management and sharing application in the world. The Flickr API provides the ability to view, manipulate, and search photo tags, display photos from a specific user or group, retrieve tags to construct URLs to particular photos or photo group.

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Sample Flickr API Response


YQL (Yahoo Query Language) is a SQL-like language that lets you query, filter, and join data from Web services. With YQL, you can access data across the Internet through simple REST requests, eliminating the need to learn how to use different APIs.

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Attribution and Community Guidelines

Please follow our Attribution Guidelines and Community Guidelines wherever you use Flickr data from Yahoo.

Rate Limits

Use of the Yahoo Flickr API should not exceed reasonable request volume. Access is limited to 3,600 queries per hour across the whole key (which means the aggregate of all the users of your integration). If we detect abuse on your key, we will need to expire the key, or turn it off, in order to preserve the Flickr API functionality for others (including us!). We also track usage on other factors as well to ensure no API user abuses the system.

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Get your API Keys

Start by creating a project. This will give you an API Key and Secret which are needed for using the API.

Copy Example Code

We have code examples in different languages below to get you up and running as quickly as possible. Replace your API key in the code below.

Build and Launch

When your app is ready to use, tell other developers what you have built in our Forums.

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