Returns the default privacy level for geographic information attached to the user's photos and whether or not the user has chosen to use geo-related EXIF information to automatically geotag their photos. Possible values, for viewing geotagged photos, are:
  • 0 : No default set
  • 1 : Public
  • 2 : Contacts only
  • 3 : Friends and Family only
  • 4 : Friends only
  • 5 : Family only
  • 6 : Private
Users can edit this preference at

Possible values for whether or not geo-related EXIF information will be used to geotag a photo are:
  • 0: Geo-related EXIF information will be ignored
  • 1: Geo-related EXIF information will be used to try and geotag photos on upload
Users can edit this preference at


This method requires authentication with 'read' permission.


api_key (Required)
Your API application key. See here for more details.

Example Response

<rsp stat="ok">
  <person nsid="12037949754@N01" geoperms="1" importgeoexif="0" />

Error Codes

95: SSL is required
SSL is required to access the Flickr API.
96: Invalid signature
The passed signature was invalid.
97: Missing signature
The call required signing but no signature was sent.
98: Login failed / Invalid auth token
The login details or auth token passed were invalid.
99: User not logged in / Insufficient permissions
The method requires user authentication but the user was not logged in, or the authenticated method call did not have the required permissions.
100: Invalid API Key
The API key passed was not valid or has expired.
105: Service currently unavailable
The requested service is temporarily unavailable.
106: Write operation failed
The requested operation failed due to a temporary issue.
111: Format "xxx" not found
The requested response format was not found.
112: Method "xxx" not found
The requested method was not found.
114: Invalid SOAP envelope
The SOAP envelope send in the request could not be parsed.
115: Invalid XML-RPC Method Call
The XML-RPC request document could not be parsed.
116: Bad URL found
One or more arguments contained a URL that has been used for abuse on Flickr.

API Explorer

API Explorer : flickr.prefs.getGeoPerms