Flickr has its own URL shortening system to make links suitable for things like Twitter. However, for some strange reason, the short URLs to photographs aren’t readily available on the photo pages themselves.
There are some services out there that allow you to quickly generate flic.kr URLs, but I decided to quickly write my own, and called it shortenr.
The service is extremely simple. Simply enter a long Flickr URL to have it shortened, or a short flic.kr URL to have it expanded. It’s also available as a bookmarklet to shorten URLs while you’re on the Flickr photo pages themselves: simply drag this link into your bookmarks: shortenr
If you’d like to see additional features added to this simple app, leave a comment. Hopefully some of you will find this useful.