Flickr shuts down PhotoShelter's Import Tool

In case the photogs in the crowd were wondering what happened last week.

“After requests from its community of photographers, PhotoShelter Inc. launched the Flickr Import/Export Tool, an upload tool that enables photographers to move images from their Flickr Pro account to their PhotoShelter Personal Archive account (and vice versa). PhotoShelter Personal Archive is a complimentary resource for the photo community that provides secure storage and protection. PhotoShelter Personal Archive also offers e-commerce capabilities and other features to support commercial image use and licensing for photographers interested in taking their work to the next level.

Approximately 36 hours after the tool was released on Tuesday, Flickr disabled the API key used to create this tool. Beforehand, over 5,000 images were moved or in transit to the PhotoShelter Personal Archive system, demonstrating the desire within the Flickr and PhotoShelter communities for the sites to work together. PhotoShelter is working with Flickr to try to restore the functionality within the next few weeks.”