A few years ago I created a tutorial on how to make an image gallery. Lately, I have been receiving a lot of questions about how to create an image gallery on your blog using images from Flickr.com. The process is a little different since you can’t just right-click on the image like you can on many other sites.

Today, I will walk you step by step on how to get your image links, so you can copy and paste them into the table you create for your image gallery (or really any time you need this url).

Step One: Open your Flickr.com account. (I don’t really use Flickr much myself, so my Photostream is bare.)

Open Flickr account

Step Two: Click on the image you want to add to your gallery.

Click on picture you want to add to gallery

For those of you following my image gallery tutorial, you want to copy and paste the link at the top of the page into the table where it says “https://yourprojecturl.com”.

copy project url

Step Three: Click on the three little dots in the corner. A large menu will pop up.

Click on 3 dots in corner

Step Four: Click on ‘view all sizes’.

Click on 'view all sizes'

Step Five: Choose the size you want to have displayed in your image gallery. For a uniform look you can click on ‘square 75’ so all your images will be exactly the same size. You can also choose ‘thumbnail’. (This second option will make your gallery look similar to mine with each image being a different size.)

Choose image size you want displayed

Step Six: Right click on your image. Select ‘copy image URL’. Paste the code you copied into the table where it says https://yourimageurl.jpg.

right click on your image

Following is how my code would look for my particular image to give you an example:

<table cellpadding=”3″>
<td align=”center” width=”25%”><a href=https://www.flickr.com/photos/87452534@N04/11947579823/&#8221; target=”_blank”> <img src=https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3679/11947579823_954dc00803_t.jpg&#8221; /><br>How to Make Easy Paper Snowflakes</a></td>

And here is how it would look in the gallery for that one image:

How to Make Easy Paper Snowflakes

I hope this clears up any confusion! If you have any additional questions please feel free to email me or ask a question in the comments.

4 Comments on How to Find an Image URL on Flickr.com

  1. Is it possible that Flickr has changed their screens since you posted these instructions? I don’t see what you show in your instructions…

    • Ronda,
      It is quite possible. I wrote this tutorial in 2014, so I am sure some things have changed on the site. I have not used Flickr in a while, so I am not exactly sure what changes have been made. I tried to see if I can find the same information and it looks like the different sizes are no longer available. You can still get your photo URL by clicking on the picture from your photostream or the album. However, if you want to download the picture in a different size, once you open it up in Flickr, you simply click on the little downward pointing arrow with a line under it (in the lower right corner). This will pull up different sizes you can download. Hope that helps!

    • Ronda,
      Actually, I just found a work around. Instead of clicking the three little dots like I showed in the original tutorial, click on the photo from your photostream or album. Then, in the lower right corner, click on the down arrow with a line underneath it. Click view all sizes. This will bring up a similar window to the original tutorial. Click on the size you want and copy the URL from there.

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