Douglas Thrift

dtflickr

dtflickr is a spiffy automagically built Flickr API library for Python using JSON.

It requires Python 2.5 or higer and uses simplejson 1.7 or higher (required for Python 2.5) or the built in json module (Python 2.6 or higer if simplejson is not available). It is released under the Apache License, Version 2.0.

Download

On most platforms, you can install it with pip:

pip install dtflickr

More information is available on PyPI.

FreeBSD

On FreeBSD, you can install it from the port www/py-dtflickr:

cd /usr/ports/www/py-dtflickr
make
make install

Or you can use pkg instead:

pkg install py27-dtflickr

Debian/Ubuntu

On Debian or Ubuntu, you can install it from apt.douglasthrift.net:

apt-get install python-dtflickr

Documentation

Usage example:

import dtflickr

flickr = dtflickr.Flickr(api_key)
response = flickr.urls.getUserPhotos(user_id = '22264298@N00')

print response.user.url

# Output:
#
# http://www.flickr.com/photos/douglaswth/

dtflickr also contains some utility functions to assist with some common tasks:

getPhotoSourceURL(photo, size=None)
  Returns a photo source URL.

  Arguments:

    photo (Required)
      A photo response.

    size (Optional)
      A size constant (SmallSquare, Thumbnail, Small, Medium (default), Large, or Original).

getWebPageProfileURL(user_id)
  Returns a web page profile URL of a user.

  Arguments:

    user_id (Required):
      The NSID or username of the user.

getWebPagePhotostreamURL(user_id)
  Returns a web page photostream URL of a user.

  Arguments:

    user_id (Required)
      The NSID or username of the user.

getBuddyiconURL(person, flickr=None)
  Returns a buddyicon URL for a person.

  Arguments:

    person (Required)
      A person response or (if the flickr argument is specified) an NSID of the user.

    flickr (Optional)
      A Flickr API instance used to get a person response.

getURLDetails(url)
  Parses a Flickr URL and returns useful information from it or None if it is not a useful URL.

  This can currently parse photo source, user profile, user photos, photo, set, and buddyicon URLs.

  Arguments:
    url (Required)
      A Flickr URL.