Stig's Flickr Fixr

Show photographer's albums on photostream-pages, Increase display-size and quality of "old" uploads, Photographer's other photos by tag-links, Links to album-map and album-comments, Actually show a geotagged photo on the associated map, Top-pagers - And more to come?...

Stig Nygaard
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Author's Description

Besides the good old userscript version that you can install from this page, Flickr Fixr is now also available as "native" browser extensions for Google Chrome and for Mozilla Firefox. Features of userscript and browser extensions are generally the same, but the browser extensions have the additional capability of allowing you to turn individual features on and off independently.

Stig's Flickr Fixr makes Flickr more "explorative" and recovers some old lost features of the site.

Current major features:
  1. Displaying photo-uploads pre-dating March 2012 in big size and nice quality.
    Up until 2012 Flickr had always updated the full database of photos when new browsing-sizes was introduced on the site. However in May 2012 only photos uploaded after March 2012 was updated when Flickr introduced 1600px and 2048px wide browsing-sizes, leaving the majority of photos to be displayed only 1024px wide, even on modern 24+ inch monitors. Stig’s Flickr Fixr fixes this by scaling and using the original uploaded photo for displaying (when the original is accessible/available).
  2. Album-teaser column on photographers’ frontpage.
    In one of the big Flickr-updates a couple of years ago, the column to feature a photographer’s albums or collections disappeared and made Flickr less Gallery-like and less inviting for exploration in peoples “backlog”. Yes, there’s a link to albums in top-menu, but I don’t think any casual visitor ever sees or open it. But Stig’s Flickr Fixr puts back a column featuring albums on every photographer's frontpage (photostream). The 10 first albums as sorted in Flickr Organizer are shown in this column.
  3. A photographer’s other photos by tag-links.
    When hovering the mouse over a photo-tag, Flick Fixr adds an extra direct link to the same photographer's similar tagged photos. Besides saving you a step going through an extra page, Flickr Fixr's tag-hack also works when opening the tag-pages in a new tab/window via right- or ctrl-clicking a tag. Flickr's native way fails here when trying to search the same photographer's photos in a new tab.
  4. Links to album-map and album-comments.
    On album pages, Stig’s Flickr Fixr adds two extra links on the "album header". One link pointing to a map with current album's photos, and another link pointing to an old hidden/forgotten/deprecated page with album comments. In an earlier version of Flickr album-comments was an official feature. It ain't official anymore, but the old comments page still exists and is also a good page for reading or editing long album-descriptions (I for example, have some old album-descriptions that are complete travel descriptions. They don’t fit well in current official album-layout). Of course, if you chose to leave new album-comments, changes are nobody ever sees them :-/ …
  5. Actually show the geotagged photo on the associated map + Google Maps link.
    When a photo is geotagged on Flickr you can follow a link to a map showing the area where the photo was shot. However this map does normally only show the latest or most "interesting" photos in the area. Usually the photo you were looking at is not included on the map or in the image-ribbon at the bottom of the map. But with Flickr Fixr, when opening Flickr Map for a photo, the photo is added to the image-ribbon and it's geo-location is marked on the map.
    Bonus: Also adds a link on photopage to show geoposition on Google Maps.
  6. "On mouse-over" top-pagers for fast and easy navigation.
    Are you annoyed by having to scroll to the bottom of photostreams for pagination? Stig's Flickr Fixr adds a pagination-bar above the streams for fast and easy navigation. But because the pager-bar sometimes gets pretty wide and might overlap other icons or dropdowns also placed right above the photostream, the top-pager is hidden until you hover your mouse over the center-area right above the photostream.
There's also a more comprehensive introduction to the script in the Flickr Hacks forum. Here you will find find more information about especially the scope and restrictions of the scaling feature.

If it doesn't work...

The script is constantly tested/used with Greasemonkey and Firefox, but also occasionally verified working with Tampermonkey on Chrome, Opera and MS Edge.

If somethings stops working, don't hesitate to give me a hint. You might discover a problem long time before I discover it myself. But please try the following first:
  1. If you have other userscripts installed which could affect Flickr, try disabling these.
  2. If above helps, try re-ordering your userscripts to make Stig's Flickr Fixr run first (if your userscript extension allows this)... Then try re-enabling the other userscripts.
If you can solve your problem by disabling or reordering userscripts, please inform me of the problem, the userscripts involved and how you re-ordered or disabled them to make things work again.

You might want to try one of my other userscripts too: