Flickr Mass Downloader
Adorning the desktop with the most beautiful wallpapers is something most users like to do and in their hunt for the perfect picture to put on screen use a diverse array of tools. There are some applications that can take care of that job in an automated manner, like changing the background image at a predetermined time interval, but this might mean the user has lesser control over the content.
A more useful type of tool that you can try is something like Flickr Mass Downloader. It may take a bit more time because you will have to go through all the images to make a selection, but, on the other side, you will end up with only the hand-picked items to be put onto your desktop.
This particular program comes with BioniX Wallpaper Changer and can either act like its sidekick and feed it the necessary pictures, or it will work just as well on its own, to help you find nice photos from Flickr so you can get them onto your computer.
The main window of the application is quite plain and using it could hardly be simpler. All you have to do is type in the keyword then start the query to view the results as thumbnails or in fullscreen by clicking o the image inside the preview pane.
The search may take a while, especially with less specific terms, so its advisable to narrow the scope as much as possible by using only essential words, otherwise you will end up with hundreds of thousands of pages adding up to millions of results.
Configuring the lookup operation is also straightforward since you need to pick the sorting method, the number of thumbnails on a single page and their size. Optionally, you can set up a size filter, meaning that only pictures with a resolution over a certain value will be took into consideration.
To conclude, Flickr Mass Downloader proves to be really easy to use, but that would be all because the looks and the minimalistic set of features are working somewhat against it.