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"This photo is currently unavailable" issue

Topics: Developer Forum, User Forum
Mar 12, 2008 at 1:42 PM

I'm using the FlickrNet library in my application to download my images in original size. I'm a Pro user and the app is properly authenticated.
While I'm able to download older images (pre-2007) without any hassle (I'm using flickr.DownloadPicture(p.OriginalUrl)), I get the "This photo is currently unavailable" standard image from flickr, when I try to download any of the images from 2007 onwards.
One example:

From my app:
photo.OriginalUrl = "" (where secretKey is my secret key:-)

The original can be found here:

The funny thing is, I remember that this was working 1 or 2 days ago. Then all of a sudden, the "newer" images stopped working.
Any clues, how to resolve this??


Mar 12, 2008 at 3:10 PM
Are you sure you are using the latest version of the FlickrNet library? Flickr did introduce a different secret for the original image at some point (probably where you notice the problem). The latest version handles this fine.

Mar 12, 2008 at 5:16 PM
You are right! I updated to the latest version and now it seems to work. Funny though, that it has worked for the last 2 days and then all of a sudden stopped working today for my newer pics, even with the older version. Anyway, thanks for the hint!!