How To Upload Pho­tos To Flickr From Picasa

Himanshu Yadav

Picasa is nice tool from Google for viewing, editing and sharing images stored on your PC. It comes as a desktop software as well as a website (like Flickr) where you can upload and save pictures.

Previously, we talked about Flickr uploadr for batch uploading photos to Flickr directly from your PC. Now, if you are a Picasa user then there’s a way you could use Flickr uploadr directly from its interface. This tutorial will show how to do it.

Picasa offers API’s for developers to create add-ons. With the help of it, a developer has created  picasa2flickr, a plugin that allows users to upload photos to Flickr from Picasa’s interface. This plugin is available for both Windows and Mac users.

1. Download Picasa2flickr plugin on your computer. An external protocol request window will pop up. Click on “Launch Application” button.

Protocolrequest

A launch window will appear to launch Picasa and import buttons. Click Yes.

Picasalaunchconfirm

In the configure button window you can see all the buttons on the right. Arrange the button according to your preference with the help of move up and move down buttons. You can also remove any button using the “Remove” option.

Picasabuttons

Now you’ll notice “Send To Flickr!” button at the bottom of Picasa. When you click on it, nothing will happen. This is because Flickr Uploadr software must be installed in your PC to support this button. Download it from here.

Sendtoflickr

Once you’ve got Flickr Uploadr installed, clicking on “Send To flickr!” button will launch it. Sign in and upload any image to Flickr immediately through this tool.

The main advantage of uploading images from Picasa is it also exports title and tags associated with the images. That saves the extra work.

Flickruploadr

That was how you upload to Flickr from Picasa’s interface via the Flickr Uploadr tool. Got any Picasa tips and tricks to share? Tell us in the comments.

Download Picasa2flickr plugin.


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