Latest news

  • 20 January 2009 - Update for MAC OS X: Google has updated the picasa button API (thx to B. Quorning). A new parameter called bundleid is needed for MAC. I have updated the picasa2flickr button
  • 27 September 2008 - Picasa 3 update: Google has updated Picasa 3, latest version (3.0.0 build 57.24,0) is now working well without any workaround, so simply install the "regular" picasa2flickr button
  • 4 September 2008 - Picasa 3 workaround see here
  • 19 July 2008 - Video support (flickr uploadr beta needed)
    Good news:I have updated the pbz file using an undocumented parameter to enable video file export (instead of a simple snapshot).
    Bad news: It seems that picasa does not correctly handle the pbz "version"! So I have changed the button GID and user should manually deselect the previous version (Tools/Configure Buttons), I will try to find a workaround for a smoother upgrade.
  • 30 March 2008 - Picasa Button API: picasa2flickr v2 ?
    We can make a simple picasa2flickr button using the trayexec verb and the official flickr uploadr see here
  • 2 January 2008 - New year's resolutions ?
    • I'm working on the next release of picasa2flickr that should work with the last version of picasa, read the forum
  • 9 September 2007 - Warning
    • The latest Picasa release (v2.7 build 37.27) changes some security settings to disable the use of Picasa2flickr plugin !!
      I'm investigating to find out a workaround
    • Note: You can still use picasa2flickr by downgrading to the last "good" version (build 37.23) available on many sites, for example: http://filehippo.com/download_picasa/tech/?3084
  • 4 September 2007
    • Applet v0.0.5-svn is online
    • Fix "invalid signature" bug when the description contains some special char
    • Improve error display
  • 26 August 2007
    • User of the latest picasa version can install picasa2flickr with a simple link here!
  • 29 July 2007
    • Tabblo has released a new picasa extension that use a feature available since version 2.7
      The picasa://importbutton/?url=XXX url allows user to import a new pbz file located at XXX.
      I should design a picasa2flickr icon (any help is welcome !!) and pack a pbz file in the next days/weeks


Based on the proof of concept provided by Tabblo and using the nice flickj api, picasa2flickr provides a kind of plugin to picasa that allows users to upload their photos to flickr.
The mechanism:
  1. Using a custom "BlogThis" Button, picasa posts XML data (photos URL and titles) to a custom URL;
  2. On this URL, a CGI script parses the XML and provides photos URL and titles to a dedicated Java applet;
  3. The Applet retrieves the photos and upload them to a flickr account.
That's it.


Your photos are directly uploaded from your computer to flickr. The cgi side, therefore my server, will never see your photos !


  • I'm not a Java expert, this is my first applet for the last five years, my "every day" language is C/C++, Python or x86 asm;
  • At this time I've only tested the "button hack" on picasa2 under windows and linux;
  • The applet is hosted on a server of a friend of mine, this service could be down and stopped at any time, but I expect that smart users can install this applet and the cgi somewhere else too.

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