How to Migrate Photos From Picasa to Flickr?

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Picasa is a photo organizing & photo sharing website which allows you to backup photos & videos, organize, edit and share them online. Flickr is one of the most popular and widely used photo & video sharing website. Picasa has a 'Email this' function which you can use in conjunction with Flickr's 'Upload by email' feature. Picasa's 'Email this' feature allows you to share your photos with others. Flickr's 'Upload by email' feature allows you to upload your photos via email. But with Flickr's 'Upload by email' feature, you can't make sets, set multiple privacy levels, add tags and titles via email. Picasa does not have tags, so if you want to add tags in Flickr you have to add them manually. Flickr Uploadr allows you to select all the photos and set the title to blank or any generic name. Once you have selected the photos, you can add a batch tag or add all the photos to a new Flickr set.

Following are the step to Migrate Photos From Picasa to Flickr:


  1. Go to https://www.flickr.com/ & sign in to your account. If you don't have an account, then create one.
  2. Download "Flickr Uploadr Application" on your computer from the Google & launch it.
  3. Go to https://picasaweb.google.com/ & sign in to your account. If you don't have an account, then create one.
  4. Download "Picasa" on your computer from the Google & launch it.
  5. Import all your photos into Picasa.
  6. Add captions, location, date and description to your photos.
  7. Drag and drop the photos into a Picasa album which you want to migrate to Flickr account.
  8. Once your album is completed, select the photos which you want to migrate to Flickr.
  9. Click "Export" button located at the bottom of the window.
  10. Choose the location of exported folder, name of exported folder & maximum size for your exported photos.
  11. Fire up the Flickr Uploadr.
  12. Browse to the folder where you exported the photos & select them.
  13. Drag and drop your photos to the Flickr Uploadr.
  14. Click "Upload photos" button located at the bottom right corner of the window.
  15. Your Picasa album will now be migrated to Flickr account with caption, tags etc.

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

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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!!