Saturday, November 04, 2006

New project idea

For reasons that I don't understand, my brother in law wants to download all the images that his sister has uploaded to Flickr for her wedding. He asked me if there was a way to do that from the web interface, and after a few minutes of searching, I don't think there is.

A quick Google search led me to FlickrDown which is exactly what he's looking for. Unfortunately he doesn't have .Net 2.0 installed, so the program is useless until that is installed. This gave me an idea. Wouldn't it be nice to have a non-.Net program that can download images directly from Flickr?

So that's my new project idea. A reimplementation of FlickrDown with only dependencies on OS components that are guaranteed to be installed in XP. The only caveat is that if done in Java, the JVM needs to be J2SE or better. I can't imagine this would be a terribly long project, but it would be very useful for those who need that functionality.

I'll let you all know when it's ready.

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