Upload Your Picasa Photos to Facebook in a Snap

If you use Picasa to manage your photos and Facebook to share them with friends and family, then you definitely need to follow this guide, it will make your life simpler. Picasa uploader is simply a button that is added to Picasa’s menu that allows you to upload pictures directly to Facebook using Picasa, no more Java issues when using Facebook’s uploader or worse the simple uploader that makes uploading multiple pictures a pain. Follow the instructions below to add the button to Picasa and then the instructions on uploading your pictures. If you have any comments or know of other ways to upload pictures to Facebook, please post them below.

Note: You need to have Picasa installed before proceeding, to download and install Picasa follow this link..

Installing Facebook Button for Picasa

Picasa Facebook Uploader

1. Go to http://apps.facebook.com/picasauploader and click on the Install Now button.

Picasa Facebook Uploader

2. You may get a warning from your browser asking you if you would allow your browser to launch Picasa. Click on the Launch Application or Allow (varies by browser).

Note: The screenshot above was made with Google Chrome.

Picasa Facebook Uploader

3. Picasa will open and it will ask you if you would like to Launch Picasa and import buttons? Click Yes to proceed.

Picasa Facebook Uploader

4. When the Configure Buttons window opens click on the Facebook button located under Available Buttons and then click the Add >> button to transfer the Facebook button to the Current Buttons section. Click on OK to finish.

Picasa Facebook Uploader

The Picasa shortcut bar will now have a Facebook button available that will allow you to quickly upload pictures from Picasa to Facebook.

Uploading Pictures from Picasa to Facebook

Picasa Facebook Uploader

1. Select a picture or a group of pictures you wish to upload to Facebook. Once selected click on the Facebook button located on the bottom potion of the Picasa window.

Picasa Facebook Uploader

If this is the first time using the Facebook button proceed to Step 2, otherwise go to Step 3.

2. Enter your Facebook user name and password, click Login.

Picasa Facebook Uploader3. Click on the Start Upload button.

Picasa Facebook Uploader

4. In this section you get to specify the location of the pictures or customize a new album. In this example I created a new album and entered the information highlighted above. When you are done click on the Send to Facebook button.

Picasa Facebook Uploader

Upload status…

Picasa Facebook Uploader

5. Once the upload is complete, click on the Go to album on Facebook button to browse your uploaded album in Facebook.

Picasa Facebook Uploader

6. Before your albums can be seen by anyone on Facebook you must first approve them in Facebook.

If all pictures are to be approved, click on the Select All link or add a checkmark to the checkbox located on the top left corner of each image to select them. Once selected choose who can see the pictures, and click on the Approve Selected Photos button.

Picasa Facebook Uploader

Confirmation that your photos were approved.


  • Jacob Chappelle

    The Picasa uploader for Facebook does not appear to be working in Mac OSX? Has anyone else had an issue with this and found a workaround? After uploading the photos there is no upload options presented. The part where you choose an album to post your pictures or create a new album etc, does not appear and when visiting Facebook the pictures have not been posted.

    • I too have run into this issue Safari, what browser are you using?

  • Keith

    The Picasa Uploader app seems like a great idea. However, when I first tried to use it, it wanted to “Access my basic information Includes name, profile picture, gender, networks, user ID, list of friends, and any other information I’ve shared with everyone.”
    None of the sites that recommend this app and explain how to use it address this issue.
    So my question is why Picasa Uploader needs all of my facebook data to simply move a photo from my Picasa folder to my facebook page?
    Any input would be appreciated.

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