Set one or both of the dates for a photo.


This method requires authentication with 'write' permission.

Note: This method requires an HTTP POST request.


api_key (Required)
Your API application key. See here for more details.
photo_id (Required)
The id of the photo to edit dates for.
date_posted (Optional)
The date the photo was uploaded to flickr (see the dates documentation)
date_taken (Optional)
The date the photo was taken (see the dates documentation)
date_taken_granularity (Optional)
The granularity of the date the photo was taken (see the dates documentation)

Example Response

This method has no specific response - It returns an empty success response if it completes without error.

Error Codes

1: Photo not found
The photo id was not the id of a valid photo belonging to the calling user.
2: Not enough arguments
No dates were specified to be changed.
3: Invalid granularity
The value passed for 'granularity' was not a valid flickr date granularity.
4: Invalid date_posted
The date posted is invalid, its in the past.
5: Invalid Date Taken Format
The date taken is not in the format that we support.
6: Invalid Date Taken
The date taken passed is invalid. It may be in the future or way in the past.
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.

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