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Flickr loves Flash: crossdomain.xml finally added to the Flickr Image Server

Bored using proxies to get images from Flickr? Troubles no more. Flickr added crossdomain.xml to their Image Server to make life of Flash Platform Developers easier. The files are located here:

  • http://static.flickr.com/crossdomain.xml
  • http://farm2.static.flickr.com/crossdomain.xml

Now your BitmapData can access any part of any Flickr image.

Follow the details at the Yahoo! Flash Blog: Flickr Now Even More Flash-friendly. There’s also a flash illustration of extra benefits which this update brings to processing Flickr images with high quality. Thank you Yahoo Flash Team and Flickr Friendly team too!

And, as I’ve heard through the grapevine recently, Google is going to add crossdomain.xml to the Google Maps. Are there any details on this lovely new feature, or this is old news already?