10 Really Useful Flickr Greasemonkey Userscripts

10 Really Useful Flickr Greasemonkey Userscripts


This post on Useful Flickr Userscripts has been submitted by Martin Gommel. You can see his work at his is a Flickr account and his blog KWERFELDEIN.

Userscripts are add-ons for the Firefox web browser, which dynamically enhance the communication and visualization of certain websites.

To be able to use these scripts you need to have installed greasemonkey on Firefox – this enables and manages the userscripts. If you have greasemonkey in Firefox you can install and use these userscripts instantly.

If you don’t use Firefox – you can download it here:

Following are my 10 most useful scripts for Flickr given in no particular order of importance:

1. Flickr Auto Page

This is definitely one of the most useful scripts for flickr. It allows you to scroll though a stream without clicking the “next page” – button. Older images are loaded automatically.

2. Flickr New Contact More Links

This script displays more useful information in you flickr-inbox about the user when they add you as a new contact.

3. Flickr Multi Group Sender

This one gives you the ability to post an image to multiple Flickr groups at the one time. Warning : If an image is posted in too many groups you reduce the probability of your image being explored ! I recommend adding images to a maximum of 5 groups.

4. Flickr Move Comment Form Up

This makes commenting on images a lot easier. This script always displays the comment box underneath you selected image – regardless of how many other comments have already been written.

5. Flickr Photo Rank

Photo Rank will show you a photo’s rank if it is in the top 1000 most interesting images of the day. After installation you can find it under “Additional Information” on the photo’s page.

6. FlickrPM

FlickrPM allows you to get important information about another user in a short amount of time by blending in different buttons next to the username on their stream (like icons for mail, profile, favorites, Scout and interestingness). Useful: With FlickrPM you can send the user a flickrmail without leaving the selected page.

7. Buddy Icon Reply

This i another of of my biggest time saver scripts for flickr. With it you will never have to copy&paste user names you want to reply to on your or other images. With one click you will get a little icon of the user you want to answer in your comment box. Nice !

8. Flickr Background Color

This script is all about aesthetics and is an easy to use tool that changes the background color on a photo page. It displays several shades of gray through to black. So if an image has a “dark feeling” the white standard flickr background won’t disturb it.

9. Flickr Follow Comments

This useful script helps you to view images that you have commented on – but only those that interest you. If you are writing lots of comments every day you know how hard it is not to get distracted by the overload of images when you click “Comments You’ve made”. With this userscript you have 4 different options to see only certain types of comments.

10. FlickrMailManager

This MailManager is the one of those scripts I will always value, because it makes handling your flickr-inbox much easier. For instance you can “mark all as read”, “delete group invites” and “nuke mailbox”. The processing time depends on the size of your inbox – so I use it very often.

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Some Older Comments

  • photography Bristol August 19, 2011 10:43 pm

    Really very informative content about Flickr. I was not knowing too much about it, I learned a lot. nice work.

  • wonderbra gel push up bra January 15, 2011 11:49 am

    That's quite a stretched post, it would've been nice to have a one-sentence summary.

  • dave August 14, 2010 05:01 am

    @Teresa: the greasemonkey scripts will need to be rewritten to work with the new coding of the flickr site.

  • Teresa August 6, 2010 03:28 am

    my greasemonkey scripts have stopped working with the new flickr changes, I miss the comment move to top and the buddy/icon reply. any answers?

  • Ernest November 2, 2009 11:43 pm

    I used to use the flickr auto page a lot until I found the Firefox AddOn "Autopager" which does the same - not only for flickr, but for hundreds of other pages, too. And it is easily configurable for new sites.

  • Steve September 4, 2009 02:05 am


    Tools>Greasemonkey>Manage User Scripts

    find the one you don't want and click uninstall


  • morgana February 25, 2009 03:27 pm

    I have installed some of the Flick things and there is onethat I haate

    Can anyone tell me where I dfind it to delete it or how I uninstall it?

    I would be most grateful

  • golda April 16, 2008 05:16 pm

    i recomend 1 more: http://6v8.gamboni.org/Flickr-Easy-Photo-Post.html

  • david February 27, 2008 05:31 pm

    nice scripts ... i've downloaded a few of these and use them regularly. they're real time savers.

    the multiple group sender script irks me though ... flickr is already too bombarded with people who send their shots to hundreds of groups. flickr is very much about comment whores ... quantity over quality.

    thanks for sharing though.



  • vilpertt November 30, 2007 07:12 pm

    Phorumr Greasemonkey Script. Makes flickr photo download site to do an picture link for bb-based forums(normal flickr provided links don´t work as they should work if they are posted on bb-based forum)

  • dekaru November 8, 2007 12:02 am

    i must say i radically disagree with these recommendations.. while some of them do aid in the process of organizing pictures and apparently help save time, i've found that in the end they consume more memory or aren't really that helpful as present faults.

    I'd recommend these:

    # Buddy Icon reply.
    # Link Original Images.
    # Remove spaceball.
    # YouTubr.
    # User favorites feed.
    # Photoset feed.
    # RSS feeds for individual threads in forum discussions.
    # DNA link.
    # More Home.
    # API Method Drop-down.
    # Multi-group sender.
    # More User Links.
    # All Sizes.
    # Rich Edit Tool.
    # Flickr Photo Page Multi-Tag Search

    Those are the ones that aid more in the discovery and exploration of photos.

    A more complete list and the links to these scripts can be found here:


  • Olivier H October 24, 2007 06:52 pm

    Indeed, the flickr comment referer is one useful piece of script!

  • Foobar38 October 24, 2007 06:25 pm

    These scripts are cool, but Firefox is not really that great a browser for viewing photos since it does not properly use the sRGB colorspace, resulting in slightly desaturated images. I wish they'd fix this so I could stop using Mozilla to look at photos on the web.

  • engtech October 24, 2007 06:23 pm

    This one lets you cut and paste from Flickr into a wordpress/blogger blog post and provide a credit link, as well as wrapping the picture and credit link in CSS classes you can apply styles to.


  • Scott October 23, 2007 11:15 pm

    You left out a rather useful & courteous one:


    It's always helpful to know how people are finding your pictures.

  • porterd2nz October 23, 2007 04:22 am

    Flickr EXIF Decorator

    adds the EXIF data in an overlay on the image you are viewing. I use this and forget that it doesn't work for other sites.

  • bartheq October 23, 2007 04:01 am


    How about this one? (:

  • Klaidas October 23, 2007 03:01 am

    Ugh, flickr.

    It's like blogging - a good and interesting idea gaining popularity every second, but sooner or later becoming a little annoying :)