How to Create Flickr Photo Slideshow Movies?

Flickr is an image hosting and video hosting website, which is now owned and managed by Yahoo. Many photographers and bloggers choose Flickr service to host their photos. In this guide, we will show you how to create slideshow movies using your Flickr photos or convert photos into slideshow videos and upload to Flickr.

flickr photo video hosting
There are many different slideshow makers you can choose for Flickr photo slideshow video creation. In this demo, we will be using Filmora video maker. This video editor and maker comes with a lot of features, such as the picture-in-picture, video playback speed control, advanced video enhancement, multiple media tracks support, dynamic transition effects for photo slides and many more. You can refer to this guide to build professional photo video slideshow movies in just several simple steps. You can download and try it now from below links.

How to Create Flickr Photo Slideshow Movies?

Step 1. Download photos from Flickr

You can download photos from Flickr or import photos from your gallery on the computer to the Flickr slideshow maker program. Click the Import button to browse to your media library on the computer and add photos. For Flickr photos, click the down arrow besides the import button, you will then get a drop-down menu with various options you can load photos into the program. Select ‘Download Photos from Flickr…‘, you will then be prompted to log in to your Flickr account using your Yahoo account username and password. The Flickr photo slideshow movie maker will then access your photo albums on Flickr, you can choose to download any photos from Flickr to your computer.

download photos from flickr

Note: From the above screenshot, you will also find out that this movie maker can also help you download and convert Facebook media files to videos, or download & convert Instagram photos to slideshow videos.

Step 2. Build Flickr photo slideshows

Basically a slideshow movie consists of photos, photo transitions, and background sounds. Optionally you can also add text or title to the photos, use filters to create special effects, add elements to the slideshow, add video clips and more. Select and drage photos and other media files from the upper section to the story board or timeline, then drag and drop the image or video files to change the order. Likewise you can add background music. If you do not have the music, you can also choose one from the built-in music library. There will be an instant video preview window at the up right corner. You can change anything within the Flickr slideshow and preview the changes instantly.

build flickr photo slideshow movie with filmora

Step 3. Export Flickr photo movie

Once you finished editing the photo slideshow for Flickr, hit the Export button from the middle tool bar. You will then be taken to a screen like below.

save flickr photo slideshow movie

The Filmora movie creator provides you various ways to save, export and share Flickr photo slideshow movies. From the above video output screen, you can find a lot of Flickr slideshow video output options.

  • Save Flickr photo slideshow to video formats such as MP4, WMV, AVI, MOV, FLV, MKV, TS, 3GP, MPEG, WEBM, HTML5, MP3, etc.
  • Create Flickr photo slideshow movie playback on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod, Samsung Galaxy S, Android phones, Nexus, Xbox one, Sony PS4, Wii, Sony TV and more devices;
  • Publish Flickr photo slideshow to Youtube;
  • Upload Flickr photo slideshow to Facebook;
  • Share Flickr photo slideshow on Vimeo;
  • Burn Flickr photo slideshow to DVD;
  • Add Flickr photo slideshow to your own website and blogs;
  • Save Flickr photo slideshow to your computer, then copy it external portable hard drive, upload it to Dropbox, SkyDrive or any other cloud hosting services you prefer.

When you want to upload slideshow videos to Flickr, make sure you use one of the following supported videos in Flickr.

  • MP4 (recommended with H.264)
  • AVI (Proprietary codecs may not work)
  • WMV
  • MOV (AVID or other proprietary codecs may not work)
  • MPEG (1, 2, and 4)
  • 3GP
  • M2TS
  • OGG
  • OGV

If you want more freedom, click the Settings button, you will open a dialogue from which you can choose output video quality, choose video encoder, frame rate, resolution, bit rate, audio encoder, audio bit rate, audio channel, audio sample rate.
flickr photo slideshow movie settings in filmora