Flickr users have the option to turn off the show "All Sizes" option when uploading photos to the popular image hoster. This can have the effect that the original size of the photo that has been uploaded to Flickr is not available for viewing and download.
The api on the other hand does not care about those restrictions and provides access to the original photo as well and that's what the Get Flickr script over at Techroam is utilizing.
All the user needs to do is copy the Photo ID of the photo that he wants to view or download in full size from Flick and paste it into the Get Flickr script. The Photo ID is part of the url of every photo that is displayed on Flickr. It's usually displayed after the flickr.com/photos/username/ part of the url.
The Get Flickr script computes the url of the original image and displays a link to it in the same window. The only way to prevent this from happening is if an uploader is marking his photos as private or if he converts them to the size that he wants them to show up before uploading the to Flickr.
Update: The original script to download blocked photos from the popular image hosting site Flickr is no longer available. We have removed the original link from the site as it makes no sense to keep it alive.
If you are looking for a Flickr downloader you should take a look at Flickr Download which you can use to download photos from Flickr. You can use the program to search for specific photos, download photos by users or by group. It is regularly updated to ensure compatibility with updates on Flickr.
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