Returns information for a single collection. Currently can only be called by the collection owner, this may change. Note that the response values of `iconlarge` and `iconsmall` are defunct and will now return empty mosaic grids. For more information on how to use the new style of collection mosaics, go here.


This method requires authentication with 'read' permission.


api_key (Required)
Your API application key. See here for more details.
collection_id (Required)
The ID of the collection to fetch information for.

Example Response

<collection id="12-72157594586579649" child_count="6" datecreate="1173812218" iconlarge="" iconsmall="" server="187" secret="36">
  <title>All My Photos</title>
    <photo id="14" owner="12@N01" secret="b57ba5c" server="51" farm="1" title="in full cap and gown" ispublic="1" isfriend="0" isfamily="0" />
    <photo id="15" owner="12@N01" secret="ba1c2a8" server="58" farm="1" title="Just beyond the door" ispublic="0" isfriend="1" isfamily="0" />
    <photo id="17" owner="12@N01" secret="0001969" server="73" farm="1" title="IMG_3787.JPG" ispublic="1" isfriend="0" isfamily="0" />



Error Codes

1: Collection not found
The requested collection could not be found or is not visible to the calling user.
95: SSL is required
SSL is required to access the Flickr API.
96: Invalid signature
The passed signature was invalid.
97: Missing signature
The call required signing but no signature was sent.
98: Login failed / Invalid auth token
The login details or auth token passed were invalid.
99: User not logged in / Insufficient permissions
The method requires user authentication but the user was not logged in, or the authenticated method call did not have the required permissions.
100: Invalid API Key
The API key passed was not valid or has expired.
105: Service currently unavailable
The requested service is temporarily unavailable.
106: Write operation failed
The requested operation failed due to a temporary issue.
111: Format "xxx" not found
The requested response format was not found.
112: Method "xxx" not found
The requested method was not found.
114: Invalid SOAP envelope
The SOAP envelope send in the request could not be parsed.
115: Invalid XML-RPC Method Call
The XML-RPC request document could not be parsed.
116: Bad URL found
One or more arguments contained a URL that has been used for abuse on Flickr.

API Explorer

API Explorer : flickr.collections.getInfo