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Flickr Short URL Generator

Saturday, August 8th, 2009

Recently, Flickr introduced its short URL service for all photos (and videos) hosted on Flickr. All photos and videos have a corresponding URL associated with them, in the format of (the last part is the base-58 encoding of the photo-id).

Last night I was looking for a quick site to generate these short URLs from the full Flickr URL. My searching came up with nothing. As such, I decided to quickly throw together a site to do just that. Short story even shorter: was created.

URLkr is a simple and quick way to generate a short URL from a full URL. I hope some people will find this useful (I know I do). Check it out and let me know what you think.