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Frequently Asked Questions


Do I need a Flickr Pro account to use Flickr2Frame?
No, although remember that you are restricted by the amount of photos (200) and photo sizes (1024x768 max) that are available on Flickr if you have a Free account.


How do I know if I have the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 installed?
If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, you do not need to do anything as it will already be installed.

If you are using Windows XP, take a look in the "Add or Remove Programs" applet in Control Panel. If you see among the list of installed programs "Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0", "Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 1" or "Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2", you have it installed. Otherwise, you can download it here.


Which download size should I select?
This really depends on what resolution your photo frame supports. Although most frames will happily accept images of any size, the bigger the image, the bigger the file, and the less of them you will be able to fit on the frame.

Once you have upload a photo to Flickr, take a look at what resolutions are available in the photo's properties. If your frame supports a maximum resolution of 800x600, select the image size that is closest to this resolution, without it being less (so that the frame does not have to stretch it).

My photo frame supports 720x480 resolution, so I select the medium size which is 800x600.


Why doesn't Flickr2Frame detect my photo frame?
1. Is the USB cable securely connected to both the frame and the computer?
2. Is the frame powered on?
3. Have you configured the frame with the ConfigFrame.exe application?
4. Can you see the frame listed as a drive letter in Windows Explorer?


Can I use Flickr2Frame with a memory card?
Yes. Flickr2Frame will download photos to any device that can be seen in Windows as a drive, including memory cards (presumably inserted into a card reader), USB memory sticks, physical and external hard drives, etc.


Can I test the application without opening a Flickr account?
Yes. When you run the ConfigFrame.exe application, click on the "Use Flickr2Frame Sample Values" button, which will insert valid API information for my Flickr2Frame profile on Flickr.

When you then run Flickr2Frame, it will download the photos I have uploaded to my sample Sets. If you like what you see, you can then configure it for your own Flickr account.


Can I customise the names of the photos after they have been downloaded onto my frame?
Yes, by editting some values in the Flickr2Frame.exe.config file. Please see Advanced settings for more information.


Why does Flickr2Frame say it can't find any Sets?
Have you named them correctly (Create some new Sets)?


Why do some photos download quicker than others?
Download times will vary depending on the size of the image you are downloading. The bigger the image, the longer it will take.

The FlickrNet Library used in this application will keep a cache of downloaded photos. You should find that once an image has been downloaded once, it will seem a lot quicker subsequent times, because the image is retrieved from the cache.


Can I manage the download cache?
To flush the cache, run the Flickr2Frame.exe application with a /flush argument.

To change the local cache size limit, see Advanced settings.


Why can't I see the option to launch Flickr2Frame in the AutoPlay dialog once I have connected my frame?
The AutoPlay dialog has been changed in Windows 7 (and possibly older versions of Windows via a patch) to prevent missuse.

http://blogs.technet.com/srd/archive/2009/04/28/autorun-changes-in-windows-7.aspx

This means that you can no longer configure AutoPlay to run custom applications. I have added a workaround for this that will create a shortcut in the Start Menu when Flickr2Frame is executed, although it will have to be manually executed from the frame once for this to happen.

Last edited Jul 1, 2010 at 3:39 PM by sw3103, version 26

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