Frequently asked questions

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Zilla helps you to backup photos and videos to your Flickr account effortlessly. You need to connect Flickr account, associate photo or video folders and rest Zilla will do for you.

Today, if you try to upload a big batch of photos to Flickr, you are restricted by the 200 photos per batch limit on the web. As you try to break up batches and lose track of the exact items in each, you end up with duplicates which creates a bigger mess. And when you have new photos to backup/upload, you have to do all of this all over again. Zilla is far simpler, faster and smarter - it can upload 1000s of photos without any input from you, it automatically de-dupes your photos, it keeps looking for new photos in all connected folders & uploads them on its own. And it's free!

No. Zilla uses checksum method to identify duplicates

To associate your Flickr account click on Add Flick Account button in the Zilla interface, click Authorize button and once your login with your Flickr credential authorize Zilla. Now you will get a code in the browser which you need to paste in the Zilla application, in the last click on Complete Authorization.

Click on Choose Folder button to add folders for upload.

Zilla Flickr Uploader is FREE to start and you get access to all the important features. You can then upgrade to Premium Monthly or Yearly purchase plan for unlimited uploads at a faster speed. You can see a comparison of all plans here.

Yes, you can turn off your machine and start again. The Zilla Flickr Uploader resumes from where it left last time, so there is no loss of information or duplicate photo uploads.

Yes, Zilla Flickr Uploader automatically picks up all sub-folders from the connected folders and uploads photos/videos.

Yes, your same Zilla credentials can be used on multiple machines.

Yes, Zilla implements OAuth protocol to add Flickr account without taking your Flickr email or password. You will only authorize Zilla application for upload process.

No, Zills doesn't save any information of your photos on it's server. Photos will upload to Flickr directly from your computer only.

No, Zilla will not rename albums on Flickr if you modify the same on your computer after upload.

Zilla Flickr Uploader allows you to add album description, photo description & photo tags from within the application interface right before you begin to upload photos.

Yes, Zilla provides a popup where you can define destination album for each of added folders.

Customer Reviews

Brett Middaugh testimonialBrett Middaughsmugmug
I've used picbackman for just about a year and without it I would not have been able to upload my entire photo collection to flickr easily. I highly recommend the product. Although I am not a fan of yearly subscriptions their support team is quick to answer any questions you may have. Definitely a useful product for photographers to upload photos online.
Vlad testimonialVladsmugmug
PicBackMan has been operating quietly in the background on my Mac for a year now and in that time has backed up over 30,000 photos to Flickr. It's done exactly what I wanted it to do with no fuss, it's a great piece of software.
Achal Gupta testimonialAchal Guptasmugmug
This is a fantastic piece of software! I wanted to backup 100+ gigs worth of original sized photos to Flickr and after trying many many tools, PickBacMan was the one that finally worked. It worked flawlessly for 10 straight days uploading all my photos without a single error/ timeout/ crash. Absolutely amazing! Highly recommended!
Gavin Whitham testimonialGavin Whitham smugmug
PicBackMan was really easy to setup and has been running for 3 days now backing up all my locally saved photos to Flickr. My photos are really valuable to me so it's great to be able to have them easily backed up to a secure location.
Clever Ricardo Chinaglia testimonialClever Ricardo Chinagliasmugmug
I had 80,000 photos to upload to flickr, and flickr pro users knows how ridiculous are the speed of the desktop app for a lot of us...With picbackman I´ve got all the 80,000 photos uploaded in about 3 weeks - using my laptop for only a few hours a day! I reccomend!