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My inner librarian is strong. Perhaps too strong. I have a large collection of photos from Flickr that I use for my desktop wallpaper. A couple times each week, someone comments on my desktop and wonders where I got the photo. So, I was pondering the problem of reverse engineering the garbage-strings of numbers that Flickr auto-generates for a filename to get a link back to the original photo. Some quick Googling led me to this tidbit. And some a quick PHP scripting resulted in this:

Flickr Filename to URL Converter

Filename (file extension optional):

Feel free to paste in your own Flickr filenames to find the URL of the original image. The script will send you directly to the original image page.

February 14th, 2010

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