Flickr upload requirements

Share countless memories with 1 TB of Flickr storage. Use our guidelines for hassle-free uploading.

Supported file types

Photo formats

  • JPEG.
  • PNG.
  • GIF (non-animated).
  • All other formats will be converted to JPEG.

Video formats

  • MP4 (recommended with H.264)
  • AVI (Proprietary codecs may not work)
  • WMV
  • MOV (AVID or other proprietary codecs may not work)
  • MPEG (1, 2, and 4)
  • 3gp
  • M2TS
  • OGG
  • OGV

 Pro tip - Use Moviemaker (PC) or iMovie (Mac) to export files that Flickr can support.

Upload limitations


  • Each photo can be up to 200 MB.
  • Images can be no more than 31.25 times wider than they are tall.


  • Each video can be up to 1 GB.
  • Video playback is constrained to the first 3 minutes.

  One size doesn’t fit all - Your original, uncompressed image is saved to Flickr, along with alternate photo sizes. Learn how you can access all of the available sizes for uploaded images.