I started using the flickr API in September 2010: See getGastownPhotos.rb! 11 years can you believe it?!?
Here’s how I do it in 2021!
Some technical details
- You will of course need your flickr api key which you can find at:
backup-RolandsPublicPhotoMetaDataByYear.rbflattens the JSON output from the flickr API. Luckily there’s only 1 thing that has to be flattened which is:
photo["description"]["_content"]which is flattened to
bundle install bundle exec ./backup-RolandsPublicPhotoMetaDataByYear.rb 2020 # output: 2020-roland-flickr-metadata.csv bundle exec ./backup-RolandsPublicPhotoMetaDataByYear.rb 2019 # output: 2019-roland-flickr-metadata.csv