Returns the photosets belonging to the specified user.


This method does not require authentication.


api_key (Required)
Your API application key. See here for more details.
user_id (Optional)
The NSID of the user to get a photoset list for. If none is specified, the calling user is assumed.
page (Optional)
The page of results to get. Currently, if this is not provided, all sets are returned, but this behaviour may change in future.
per_page (Optional)
The number of sets to get per page. If paging is enabled, the maximum number of sets per page is 500.
primary_photo_extras (Optional)
A comma-delimited list of extra information to fetch for the primary photo. Currently supported fields are: license, date_upload, date_taken, owner_name, icon_server, original_format, last_update, geo, tags, machine_tags, o_dims, views, media, path_alias, url_sq, url_t, url_s, url_m, url_o
photo_ids (Optional)
A comma-separated list of photo ids. If specified, each returned set will include a list of these photo ids that are present in the set as "has_requested_photos"
sort_groups (Optional)
A comma-separated list of groups used to sort the output sets. If has_photo is present, any of the calling user's galleries containing photos referred to in photo_ids will be returned before other galleries. The order of the sort_groups will dictate the order that the groups are returned in. Only available if continuation is used. The resulting output will include a "sort_group" parameter indicating the sort_group that each set is part of, or null if not applicable

Example Response

<photosets page="1" pages="1" perpage="30" total="2" cancreate="1">
  <photoset id="72157626216528324" primary="5504567858" secret="017804c585" server="5174" farm="6" photos="22" videos="0" count_views="137" count_comments="0" can_comment="1" date_create="1299514498" date_update="1300335009">
    <title>Avis Blanche</title>
    <description>My Grandma's Recipe File.</description>
  <photoset id="72157624618609504" primary="4847770787" secret="6abd09a292" server="4153" farm="5" photos="43" videos="12" count_views="523" count_comments="1" can_comment="1" date_create="1280530593" date_update="1308091378">
    <title>Mah Kittehs</title>
    <description>Sixty and Niner. Born on the 3rd of May, 2010, or thereabouts. Came to my place on Thursday, July 29, 2010.</description>

Photosets are returned in the user's specified order, which may not mean the newest set is first. Applications displaying photosets should respect the user's ordering.

Error Codes

1: User not found
The user NSID passed was not a valid user NSID and the calling user was not logged in.
2: Continuation key is invalid or expired
The continuation key passed was not valid or has already expired.
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.getList