Thursday, 4 April 2013

Download Favourite pictures from Flickr on openSUSE 12.3, GNOME 3.6

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 To download pictures that you have marked favourite from the popular Photo sharing site Flickr you can use an application called "FlickrFaves". It is a Java based application which means that  you need to have openJDK or Sun/Oracle JRE installed on your system.
Getting Started
Downloading and Installing FlickrFaves:-
 There is no need to install anything except that you need to setup up Java/JRE on you system. All you need to do is download the jar which is marked / labelled as "executable "and "launch the jar" to use it.
Use FlickrFaves
Step1:-
 Open a quick command launcher (Alt+F2) and open the terminal using command "gnome-terminal".
Step 2:-
Launch jar using the following command from terminal
java -jar /home/<ProfileName>/Downloads/FlickrFaves-2.0.4.jar
Step3:-
 On pressing "Authorize" button it will open the default web browser and take you to a page where you need to "Login" and "Authorize" the application to enable FlickrFaves to use Flickr.
After successful Authorisation you will see a success page
Step 4:-
 Comeback to FlickrFaves application and click on "Complete Authorization".
Step 5:-
 Configure your download folder and other settings like "number of files to download" and start downloading your stuff.
After downloading your pictures it will show a download successful message like this
Add FlickrFaves to GNOME Activities
Step 1:-
 Open command launcher(Alt+F2) and use the command "alacarte" to open GNOME 3.X menu editor
Step 2:-
 Add the relevant command(java -jar <Path>FlickrFaves-2.0.4.jar) and create a menu item as show below
You can now locate FlickrFaves in Activities

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