Picasa Web Albums Uploader

Version: || Release Date: 2008-07-04 || License: Freeware Developer: Google | App Owner: godbout

Use your Mac to upload photos!

Now there's two ways to upload your photos to Picasa Web Albums -- from directly within iPhoto or using drag-and-drop from a standalone application.

For iPhoto users
The Picasa Web Albums Exporter lives right inside iPhoto. Select photos, choose Export in the File or Share menu, and upload them directly to your web album.

For a standalone application
Use the Picasa Web Albums uploader -- just drag photos from the Finder and click the Upload button.

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Another option is to use Quicksilver to email a photo to the picasa email address (has to be set in settings).

(Works well with Mail.app as email client, Mail.app doesn't even have to be open.
The photo has to be saved on computer though, it doesn't work by dropping it from Safari to Quicksilver.)

Note: to upload an image directly from Safari (without saving to a file first): drag and drop the image on the app's dock icon, while pressing alt+command.

Note: if you want to upload more than one batch of photos simultaneously, you can launch a second instance of the app with the quicksilver 'launch a copy' command.

@marcus : some people think Picasa is not a priority for Google:
"Or take the case of Google’s Picasa, a Windows program that finds, organizes, and shares photos. Since that product mirrors much of the functionality of Apple’s iPhoto, there would seem to be little incentive for Google to create a Mac version. Yet, rather than ignore the platform, Google built a photo uploader that works with iPhoto—another 20-percent project—to allow Mac users to connect iPhoto to the Picasa Web Album feature for sharing photos online."
From: Macworld - Google’s Mac efforts begin to bear fruit.

Version 1.1 adds support for iPhoto '08. Also the iPhoto export plug-in now can convert keywords in iPhoto to tags in Picasa Web Albums.

Note: the standalone uploader resizes large photos to a width of 1600 by default. If you want to keep your large photos at their original size, you have to change this setting before uploading.

Does no longer work with iPhoto 7 (aka iLife '08)

My only complaint is that the thumbnail table view is not multi-threaded. As it is scrolling through any number of images is pure agony.

It's nice to have a free integrated option other than .mac in iPhoto.

Just wish we had picasa for the mac. :-( Hurry up, google!