Retrieve invisible Flickr photos

Flickr has a limitation for free account that only the latest 200 photos are shown in the photostream. The older photos are invisible but they are not deleted. If you know the URL of an older photo, you can access and edit it as usual, and all comments, notes, etc are still there. So the problem is how to retrieve the URL’s of the invisible photos. I searched and found LfVr is a good application to do such things. You can retrieve all your public flickr photos as well as the URL’s. Another application by the same author, Flickr Album Maker, is a tool to generate an album from your flickr photos that you can put on your web server. Right now it lacks the ability to retrieve the invisible photos. But it’s not a problem, we can combine these two tools and manually add the invisible photo URL’s to the album. If right now you have less than 200 photos in your flickr account, Flickr Album Maker is the only one you need. You can make albums periodically to “record” the URL’s of the vanishing photos. Of course, if you have a flickr pro account, this is not for you.

UPDATE: LfVr doesn’t display hidden photos any more.

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