Using Photonic with simple parameters the gallery short-code can now be used to display almost everything from Flickr:

You can also control various skinning aspects of how the thumbnails are displayed.

Obtaining an API Key (🔗)

Use of the Flickr capabilities in Photonic requires a Flickr API key. Obtaining a Key for Flickr is easy but essential. To get one:

  1. Go to the Flickr App Garden page.
  2. Determine if you require a commercial or non-commercial key, and then click on the link that says “Apply for your key online now“. On the resultant page click on the option applicable to you.
  3. You will be brought to a page where you can fill out details of your request.

    Fill in the details as appropriate

  4. Click “SUBMIT”, and you will be taken to a page that looks like this:

    Note the API Key and Secret on this page.

    The above can be seen from as well.
  5. Copy the information into the Flickr Settings page of Photonic, reachable from Photonic → Settings → Flickr → Flickr Settings:

    Update the API Key and API Secret fields

  6. Save the Photonic settings.

That’s it! You are now ready to roll with Photonic for Flickr, now!