View and manage your photos with the Camera Roll

The Camera Roll is a unique view that only you can see. It automatically finds and shows you every photo and video (private and public) you've ever uploaded to your account.

Access the Camera Roll

Mouse over You, then click Camera Roll.

Sort your photos and videos

  • Timeline (left) - Jump to a date range.
  • Sort by date (top) - Switch from "Date taken" to "Date uploaded."
  • Magic View (top) - See similarly themed images grouped together.

Image of the camera roll.

Manage or share your photos and videos

Click 1 or more items to add them to the edit tray at the bottom, where you can do the following.

  • Image for the privacy icon. Privacy - Change who can see them.
  • Image for the edit icon. Edit info - Change the title, description, dates, tags, and other info.
  • Image for the share icon. Share - Share them with others.
  • Image for the album icon. Add to album - Group them together any way you like.
  • Image for the download icon. Download - Save them to your computer.
  • Image for the delete icon. Delete - Remove photos or videos from Flickr. This cannot be undone.

When you're done, make sure to click Clear selection in the tray to prevent unwanted edits.


Can I disable the Camera Roll?

No. This feature has been added to all Flickr accounts and cannot be disabled.

If you don't wish to use Camera Roll, you don't have to access it. Nothing has been disabled or removed from Flickr with this new addition.

Why is everything unorganized?

Digital photos and videos include a timestamp for the date they were taken. Flickr uses this date to organize things in Camera Roll. Anything missing the date will show up at the top of Camera Roll. 

  • Scanned photos - Will not have this timestamp.
  • Editted photos - Some apps will delete the timestamp when they save photos.

To fix this, you'll need to add the date to each item manually:

  1. Click one or more items to select them.
  2. Click Edit Image for the edit icon. at the bottom tray.
  3. Add or edit the "Date Taken."
  4. Click Save.
  5. Click Clear selection in the bottom tray.

How did my stuff get added to Camera Roll?

The Camera Roll is just a view that lets you look at anything you previously or will add to Flickr. Nothing has been moved, copied, or delete. No one else can see your Camera Roll view.