Create a new photoset for the calling user.


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.
title (Required)
A title for the photoset.
description (Optional)
A description of the photoset. May contain limited html.
primary_photo_id (Required)
The id of the photo to represent this set. The photo must belong to the calling user.

Example Response

<photoset id="1234" url="" />

New photosets are automatically put first in the photoset ordering for the user. Use flickr.photosets.orderSets if you don't want the new set to appear first on the user's photoset list.

Error Codes

1: No title specified
No title parameter was passed in the request.
2: Photo not found
The primary photo id passed was not a valid photo id or does not belong to the calling user.
3: Can't create any more sets
The user has reached their maximum number of photosets limit.
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.photosets.create