ZFlick is a free Adobe Air application for Windows, Linux and OS X that allows you to browse the photo hosting site Flickr.
Flickr is probably the most popular photo hosting website on the Internet in these days. It is therefore no surprise that many users like to view and download photos that are hosted on Flickr, and even less surprisingly that many application developers have created browser add-ons, standalone applications, userscripts and other kinds of applications to view and download Flickr photos comfortably.
Note: ZFlick has not been updated since 2009. The program does not work anymore because of changes made to the Flickr website. We suggest you use the browser on the official Flickr website instead for that.
ZFlick is just one of those applications. It has been designed for Adobe Air and can be executed from the local computer system after startup. Since it is an Adobe Air application, it does require Adobe Air obviously to run on the system.
The interface displays just a search form in the beginning. Just type a name or phrase in the form and hit the Enter-key afterwards to run a search on Flickr for the phrase you entered.
The application will then display 50 thumbnails of photos that are related to the search term; options to browse more pages are provided as controls at the top as well. The exact number of matches and pages is displayed next to the controls; this gives you an overview of how many photos have been found.
A click on a thumbnail will load a larger view of the photo in the application. It is from here possible to open the photo on Flickr directly, or drag and drop it to download it to the local computer system. A left-right click will return to the thumbnail view again.
The photos that can be downloaded are not of the largest size which is really the only criticism that users could have. An option to change the default photo size that gets downloaded would certainly be welcome, but is missing right now.
ZFlick requires Adobe Air which makes it a compatible with different operating systems including Microsoft Windows and Mac OS. It can be downloaded from the developer's website.
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