I recently decided that I would like to have some kind of tool that I could run to backup all of my photos on Flickr. I basically wanted a directory containing a bunch of subfolders representing sets, with the original photos placed within. I also wanted all of the photos that I had not placed into a set to be downloaded.
Over the course of the weekend, I’ve become a developer on the flickrj “team”. You gotta love open source “Hey, maintainer. Are you going to fix bug x?” “No, user, I’m busy. Do you want to do it?”.
Update: The actual backup application is here: http://cvs.sourceforge.net/viewcvs.py/flickrj/api/src/flickrj/samples/