Don’t get frumped


A friend tweeted about Frump, an Abobe Air-based product that allows one to download pictures from Flickr.

Frump is described as:

… a simple application that allows your to download all of the public photos for a specific Flickr account.

Some points:

  1. The Adobe Air download was 21.2 mb; frump was 431kb.
  2. I’m not quite sure I want anyone to download all my public photos.  
  3. On installation this ominous message came up.  Although I continued, as I “trust” the source (Google), I’ll likely remove it after testing. 
  1. The application tries to download all the public photographs, which makes it impractical from those who have  large number of pictures on their site; being able to download a Flickr set would be more useful
  2. I tried downloading photos from a few people on my contact list, and while the program correctly determined the number of photos, it downloaded none of them [I was able to download manually]. 

My immediate reaction to this whole thing was to secure my Flickr account to prevent downloads.  This can be done by going to account preferences in Flickr.


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