retrievr and 22 Other Flickr Apps

As noted on TechCrunch yesterday, retrievr is a slick photo search application built on top of Flickr's APIs. You use a nice Flash-based paint box area to 'describe by drawing' what you want and it comes back with surprisingly comparable Flickr images. Example to right shows my poorly drawn yellow circle and the very decent results.

There's been a number of interesting apps built on Flickr's API and feeds. Here's 23 examples from the database here:

John Musser




retrievr mostly does a neat job. the key is to use the color palette wisely. Wanna see apples? Draw an apple in shades of red.

I would like a somewhat thinner dot (than the 3 present now). This because I can sketch first & then fill colors easily.