Search Flickr to find photos, people, or groups

Find high quality images when you search the Flickr community. Use the search option to look for interesting photos, followers, and groups by typing in keywords or applying the advanced filters.

How to search in Flickr

Desktop web browser

  1. Click into the Search field magnifying glass at the top of any page.
  2. Enter your search terms.
  3. Press the Return key.

Android Flickr app

  1. Tap the Search icon Image of the search icon..
  2. Enter your search terms at the top.
  3. Tap between search results:
    • Photos - Your albums, your photos, and photos from everyone on Flickr.
    • People - People you follow and all Flickr members.
    • Groups - Groups you've already joined and all Flickr groups.

iPad or iPhone Flickr app

  1. Tap the Search icon Image of the search icon..
  2. Enter your search terms at the top.
  3. Tap between search results:
    • Photos - Your albums, your photos, and photos from everyone on Flickr.
    • People - People you follow and all Flickr members.
    • Groups - Groups you've already joined and all Flickr groups.

Advanced search filters (desktop only)

Search in group pools

You can limit your search to only show you photos from a specific group you follow.

  1. Mouse over You | click Groups.
  2. Click the group you want to search in.
  3. Click Photo Pool.
  4. Click the Search icon magnifying glass
  5. Enter your search terms.

Only photos matching your search terms from within the group's pool will show.

Search your photostream

You can limit your search to only show you photos from a specific group you follow.

  1. Mouse over You | click Photostream.
  2. Click the Search icon magnifying glass
  3. Enter your search terms.

Only photos matching your search terms from within your photostream will show.

Filter your search results

  1. From the basic search results, click Advanced.
  2. Choose from a variety of filters:
    • Color - Pick the colors you want to see at the top.
    • Orientation - Pick from portrait, landscape, square, and panorama.
    • Minimum size - Pick the smallest size you want to see.
    • Date - Limit results by when they were taken or posted.
    • Content - Refine by photos, videos, or both.
    • Search in - Limit the search by only tags or include the description and title.
    • License - Pick what types of licensed content you want to see.
    • SafeSearch - Enable or disable SafeSearch.

The search results update instantly as you apply or remove filters.

Hide unwanted search results

If searches return irrelevant or unwanted photos, you can temporarily hide images posted by that user.

  1. Click into the Search field magnifying glass at the top of any page.
  2. Enter your search terms.
  3. Press the Return key.
  4. Once the search populates, mouse over an undesired photo | Click the More icon Image of the More icon in Flickr.
  5. Click “Temporarily hide all photos from this person.”

You’ll now be able to sort through your search results without seeing that user’s images.