Backup to Picasa for iPhoto takes your iPhoto / Aperture library and backs it up to Picasa Web, keeping your structure intact (iphoto event is a Picasa album).

Start saving in 10 seconds!

1. Authorize your Picasa account
2. Point to your iphoto/Aperture Library (iphoto version 9.x or above)
3. Start the transfer

... and read the F.A.Q located in the About menu :)

List of In-App purchases options

1. Advanced Features
- Export Tags/Keywords
- Exporter Geo-loc information
- Add Modified Media Title as Description
- Seamless Hi-Resolution RAW to Jpg conversion
- Mass delete of content

2. Version Management / Exclusions
- Transfer original or modified versions of pics
- Option to not include hidden media
- Option to not upload RAW type files
- Option to not upload videos longer than 30mn
- Option to convert videos for max. compatibility

What’s New

Version 2.4

- Several stability enhancements
- New Picasa Authentication

Ratings and Reviews

1.6 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

SunsetParkTech ,

This was a great application….

This was great until the new Apple Photos program came out, the developer hasn’t updated the application so it’s basically useless if you upgraded. Developer, please give us an update!

paidmoneyforthisworthlessapp ,

Does not work!

I have iPhoto 9.5.1, when I try to configure “Backup to Picasa for iPhoto” to point to my iPhoto library it fails with the message, "Status: Your iPhoto library is either too old (iphoto version < 9.0) or no photo found”


MIS71 ,

Works sort of

I thought getting my iPhoto library backed up in Picasa web albums would be an straightforward affair, but I was mistaken. This SW is the best I have found for that purpose, but it is by no means perfect.

I first tried Google’s own solution for this problem, i.e. Google + Auto Upload. It was awful. It would dump everything in one folder, not upload some pics at all, but then upload everything from iPhoto trash, and on and on issues like that. Unistalled that after half a day.

I then found this SW, and it does the job - sort of.

- it does upload photos, and (theoretically) also videos
- it does maintain folder structure

- I have seen a few crashes. Three in two days, or about once per 1500 photos uploaded
- It seems to be picky with some folder names in iPhoto, so avoid special characters like &. Those folders were not uploaded
- Seems that some of the crashes were caused by unnamed iPhoto folders, where iPhoto had assigned the date as the name.
- Some videos were uploaded. Others took time as if they were uploaded, but they did not end up in the website. These were .mov files, which should have been ok, so not really sure what was the difference between .mov files that wer OK and those that were not.
- One crash happened when the uploader encountered the first HD-video file, which was 207MB. Maybe either the uploader or the website could not handle that size. I just decided to not try to upload any more videos.
- I have a few folders that the uploader uploads again and when I restart it after a crash. So, I have multiple copies of the same folder in Picasa now.

I could live with all of the above issues, but this last one really annoys me. The uploader always uploads the original photo to Picasa, and not the one I have edited. I could see how someone could want the original, but my view is that I already did the work once by editing the photo, so I would want the edited version instead. Or at minimum, the uploader should give the option which one (or both) should be uploaded. 18 Mpix allows a lot of cropping, so what I no get in Picasa is very different than what my edited image looks like in iPhoto.


Sonia Bohelay
7 MB

OS X 10.7 or later, 64-bit processor


English, French

Age Rating
Rated 4+
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