Returns information for a single collection. Currently can only be called by the collection owner, this may change.


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