How to Migrate Photos From Picasa to Flickr?

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.

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