• One of the filters lets you view your tagged contacts photos filtered by a specific tag. Another one lets you view them filtered by a text search on the photo's title, description and tags. Other filters available are: most recent photos, earliest photos, photos of yours they've faved etc
  • You can add and delete tags via the +tag and -tag links
  • If you install another of my GM scripts, flickrPM, a useful mini toolbar will be displayed for each user.
  • Your full list of user tags.
  • This link lets you rename the currently selected tag.

Flickr Contacts Organiser - GreaseMonkey Script

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I wrote a new GreaseMonkey script called "Flickr Contacts Organiser"

Latest version: v0.77c released 24th Mar 2011

It lets you tag your contacts, which can help you to find them again, and also keep up with their photostreams etc.

You can actually tag any flickr user they dont need to be your contacts in order for you to tag them. You can even tag users that have blocked you or you have blocked.

The tags are stored locally on your machine and are thus private to you.

To tag a user you can either do it from the contacts page, where a +tag link will be added next to users icons, or their recent photos, or theres also a “Tag this Person” menu item added to the "BuddyIcon" menus, which you can activate by hovering over a users Buddy Icon.

Once youve tagged some contacts, if you go to the contacts page you can view the contacts listed by tag, there is also a select box called “Current Filter” You can change the filter to view photos and other assorted info from those tagged users.

The current list of available filters are:

* Most recent photos
* Earliest photos
* Recently favourited photos
* Most interesting photos
* Least interesting photos
* Random photos
* Their videos
* Their sets
* Their collections
* Their galleries
* Photos of yours theyve faved
* Photos of theirs youve faved
* Photos tagged with…
* Photos text includes…
* Their contacts
* Their contact's photos
* Contacts you have in common
* Faves you have in common
* Photos of theirs you have commented on (or favourited)
* Photos of yours they have commented on (or favourited)
* Photos they have commented on
* Their photo tags
* Photo tags you have in common
* Their Groups
* Groups you have in common
* Testimonials they have received
* Testimonials they have given

*NEW FUNCTIONALITY 19th April 2007*

Ive added functionality for backing up and restoring your tags, 4 new menu items have been added in the "Tools/Greasemonkey/Userscript Commands" or "Tools/Userscript Commands" menu (depending on what version of GM you are using):

1) You can backup your tags datastore to your flickrmail account
2) You can restore your tags datastore from your flickrmail account
3) You can display your raw tags datastore.
4) You can restore your datastore via direct input of the raw tags datastore code (you would need to copy and paste the datastore from the first menu item or from your flickrmail)

This script is a work in progress so expect some more features RSN ;-)

Get Flickr Contacts Organiser

You can get all my other scripts here along with all my other greasemonkey scripts for flickr.

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  1. steeev 90 months ago | reply

    bb fyi you shouldnt have to uninstall the old script, especially not the preferences, as that removes all the previously saved tags. also both filters in question work fine for me, so i dont need to change anything. i have no idea why they dont work for you, are you using a mac by any chance?

  2. Shemer 89 months ago | reply

    Thank you so much! This is heaven. This is the one thing that was missing for me on Flickr.
    Thank you!

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    Seen in a discussion of Orange is the New Grapefruit. (?)

  3. $udhakar 88 months ago | reply

    Nice script steeev !! finding advantages of it more and more now a days. By the way, How to see my own photos on the similar lines which are visible in drop down list box? I guess I can't add myself as contact.
    --thanks again.

  4. Michelle Kerr 88 months ago | reply

    You Rock! Thank you!

  5. malik ml williams 88 months ago | reply

    oh gawd, i think i'm actually weeping for joy here...
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    Seen in a discussion of Flickr Hacks. (?)

  6. Hari_Menon 87 months ago | reply

    Awesome script... Thanks a bunch... :o)

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    Found in a search. (?)

  7. cps2006 86 months ago | reply

    great - thx very much

  8. steeev 85 months ago | reply

    for the people having problems with losing their tags, i think ive finally nailed this bug, the latest version can detect if the tags datastore has been corrupted and wont display, and will attempt to fix them automatically.

    Ive also added functionality for backing up and restoring your tags. Ive also added 4 new menu items, in the "Tools/Greasemonkey/Userscript Commands" or "Tools/Userscript Commands" menu (depending on what version of GM you are using):

    1) You can backup your tags datastore to your flickrmail account
    2) You can restore your tags datastore from your flickrmail account
    3) You can display your raw tags datastore.
    4) You can restore your datastore via direct input of the raw tags datastore code (you would need to copy and paste the datastore from the first menu item or from your flickrmail)

    the backup and restore functionality will mean users who want to use the script on multiple computers, will be able to export their tags from one computer and import them on the other/s.

    there is a little bit of a bug when restoring your tags after storing them in flickrmail, any usernames with "non standard" characters may get a bit mangled, though this wont affect the majority of the scripts functions or usernames. though i will see if i can fix this.

  9. steeev 85 months ago | reply

    Updated: 4th May 2007

    Added "Recent photos of this user" and "Interesting photos of this user" filters. These do a search for the following tags: "me,selfportrait,flickr:user=username" on the users photostream, and return either the most recent or most interesting matching photos depending on the filter you choose.

    Added recent+interesting "Photos tagged with..." filters, which works similar to the previous addition, except with this one you can choose the tag/s you want to search for.

    I also fixed the "testimonials they wrote" filter and the intermittent stream duplication bug.

  10. steeev 84 months ago | reply

    Updated: 19th May 2007 v0.491

    the bug that caused usernames with "non standard" characters may get a bit mangled when restoring your tags after storing them in flickrmail, has been fixed and the script also has support for unicode tags now. another feature is when clicking the add tag link, you can see if the contact has already been tagged or not, as it displays a list of that users tags in the dialog box

  11. Chaval Brasil 77 months ago | reply

    This script is awesome, almost everythin I was looking for!

    I only miss one feature, a "has you" filter" showing the users that have me as a contact...

    I have a bubch of contacts I would like to cleanup if they don't have me added as their contact too.

    --
    Seen in someone's favorites. (?)

  12. samand_t 61 months ago | reply

    This is potentially sooo great and just what I was looking for!! Alas for some reason the two filters that i was most interested in don't work...."Photos of yours they have commented on" amd "Photos of theirs you have commented on"....hope there is a simple reason or fix?
    Anyway thanks again
    Sam

  13. steeev 61 months ago | reply

    you might not have the latest version, as i fixed that part of the script recently. the latest version is 0.65 which you can get from here: steeev.freehostia.com/flickr/ along wtih the latest versions of all my other scripts.

  14. samand_t 61 months ago | reply

    Have v0.65 however still a blank.Not having much luck today with Flickr.Discovered guest passes only to find out they dont really work.

    Funny thing other scripts work like a charm.These two start to "load" and then nothing.

    anyway cant complain as is free and no doubt works for others
    Cheers
    Sam

  15. steeev 61 months ago | reply

    the way that particular function works, is it does a google search for the data, and it only checks the first page of googles results. what this means is it will only show a comment, if its been indexed by google, for this reason recent comments will not show up, as it takes time for google to add new pages to its search index, it will also only display a limited subset of comments, as its only checking the first page.

  16. samand_t 61 months ago | reply

    Thanks for explanation.No comments are appearing either new or old so presumably not indexed by google.It surprises me that google could access these comments if they were private.Does it only work on public photos (which may explain things).Secondly,how does it search google,what does it feed google...the screename of both flickr members?
    Cheers and thanks again
    Edit-Actually I just checked on a public pic I commented on some time ago.The script for "recent comments on their photos" identified the photo but not my comment specifically."Photos of theirs you have commented on" drew a blank . :-(

  17. steeev 45 months ago | reply

    @samand_t yes it only works on public photos. it searches for the screenames (actually screename of commenter and url of image owner) ive updated the code for this, so it should be more reliable and also, now if there are more than 8 comments, i add a link directly to the google search results.

    ive also added inline video functionality, if you select any of the video filters, the users videos will now be playable inline in the contacts organiser screen, have also added a filter for "galleries" and "collections"

  18. steeev 40 months ago | reply

    script updated to v0.77a to fix login/username bug

  19. steeev 39 months ago | reply

    script update: v0.77b updated to remove "photos with recent comments" filter as it no longer works. updated "photos of theirs you have commented on" and "photos of yours they have commented on" filters, to fix it for the new photo page design, and the filter now also includes favourites as well as comments.

  20. steeev 38 months ago | reply

    v0.77c fixed for firefox 4

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