How to backup videos from Picasa to Google Drive?

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Picasa is a digital photo & video organizing & photo sharing website. Picasa allows you to backup photos, videos and organize them online. Picasa offers you 1GB of free storage space. You can upload your videos to any Picasa Web Album. Picasa allows you to upload photos at full resolution to Picasa Web Albums where you have 1GB of free storage space. You can easily download original video files form Picasa web albums to your computer without installing anything.

Here are steps to backup photos from Picasa to Google Drive (from your computer):


  1. Go to https://picasaweb.google.com/ & sign in to your account.
  2. Once you have signed into your account, select videos which you want to download.
  3. You will see video in bigger size.
  4. Click "More" button located at top of the window.
  5. Select "Download video" option.
  6. Your browser prompts you to save .zip file, then click "Save" and specify a location to download. The downloaded zip file will contain the video from the Picasa web.
  7. Go to https://drive.google.com & sign in to your account.
  8. Once you have signed into your account, click "Create" button located on the left side & select "Folder" option. Specify a folder name for your photo album. This is the folder where your videos will be uploaded.
  9. Click on the folder you created. You will see an empty folder at the moment. It is because you haven't uploaded anything here.
  10. To upload videos to this folder, click "Upload" button located next to the create button. Select "File" option.
  11. "File upload" window opens up. Browse & select videos which you wish to upload.
  12. Once your videos are uploaded successfully, you will be prompted with a message that says "Upload complete".

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

Quick Tip to ensure your videos never go missing
Videos are precious memories and all of us never want to ever lose them to hard disk crashes or missing drives. PicBackMan is the easiest and simplest way to keep your videos safely backed up in one or more online accounts. Simply download PicBackMan (it's free!), register your account, connect to your online store and tell PicBackMan where your videos are - PicBackMan does the rest, automatically. It bulk uploads all videos and keeps looking for new ones and uploads those too. You don't have to ever touch it.

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Kip Roof testimonial Kip Roofgoogle photos flickr
PicBackMan does exactly what it's supposed to. It's quick and efficient. It runs unobtrusively in the background and has done an excellent job of uploading more than 300GB of photos to 2 different services. After having lost a lot of personal memories to a hard drive crash, it's nice to know that my photos are safe in 2 different places.
Julia Alyea Farella testimonialJulia Alyea Farella smugmug
LOVE this program! Works better than ANY other program out there that I have found to upload thousands of pictures WITH SUB-FOLDERS to SmugMug! Thank you so much for what you do! :) #happycustomer
Pausing Motion testimonialPausingMotionsmugmug
I pointed PicBackMan at a directory structure, and next time I looked - all the photos had uploaded! Pretty cool. I use SmugMug and while I really like it, the process of creating directories in is pretty laborious when you need to make 80+ at a time. This was a breeze. Thank you!
Gavin Whitham testimonialGavin Whithamflickr
PicBackMan was really easy to setup and has been running for 3 days now backing up all my locally saved photos to Flickr. My photos are really valuable to me so it's great to be able to have them easily backed up to a secure location.
 Jim Griffin testimonialJim Griffinsmugmug
It's AWESOME!! I have tens of thousands of pictures...and they are now successfully uploaded to SmugMug, where they are safely backed up, and I can edit and organize them. If you are hesitating about using PicBackMan, hesitate no longer...try it...and you'll be glad you did!!