How to Automatically Import Photos from Mac to Picasa?

Picasa is a digital photo & video organizer which allows you to organize and edit digital photos and videos. Picasa was originally created by Lifescape, Inc. in 2002. It was later acquired by Google in 2004. If you want to automatically import photos from Mac, then you can either set the global default import program through 'Picasa' or 'Image Capture'. If you want to import photos through Picasa, you have to download and install 'Picasa Desktop Application' on your Mac.

'Image Capture' is an application program from Apple which allows you to upload photos from digital camera or scanners which are directly connected to the computer. If you are looking for a step by step process to automatically import photos from Mac through 'Image Capture', read below.

Following are the steps to Automatically Import Photos from Mac to Picasa (through 'Picasa'):


  1. Go to https://picasaweb.google.com/ & sign in to your account. If you don't have an account, then create one.
  2. Download & install "Picasa Desktop Application" on your Mac & launch it.
  3. Open Picasa Desktop Application & click "Preferences".
  4. Select "General tab".
  5. Select your default import program from the 'When a camera is connected, launch:' drop-down menu.
  6. Click "Ok" button.

Following are the steps to Automatically Import Photos from Mac to Picasa (through 'Image Capture'):


  1. Open Finder and then choose Applications.
  2. Double-click 'Image Capture' icon.
  3. Select 'Preferences' from the Image Capture menu in the toolbar.
  4. Select your default import program from the 'When a camera is connected, launch:' drop-down menu.
  5. Once you have made your selection, just close the Image Capture application.

You can install PicBackMan's Picasa uploader for Mac from the website and start backing up photos and videos.

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