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Flickr Short URL Generator

August 8th, 2009 at 5:14 PM (9 years ago) by Matt Freedman

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.

3 Responses to “Flickr Short URL Generator”

  1. Jeremy Lim
    Jeremy Lim says:

    Very cool! … but I don’t think it’ll pull me away from Plugging straight into StumbleUpon is heaven for me.

  2. Kalvster
    Kalvster says:

    Great way to make it even shorter! :)

  3. Colin Sydes
    Colin Sydes says:


    Is there a http call that can be used to return a Flickr short url?

    I have a script that converts a url to short url in MS Excel and would like to do same for Flickr short url’s.

    Colin Sydes

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