How to Upload Videos in Picasa Web

by Leonardo R. Grabkowski

Google's Picasa Web Albums lets you share photos with friends and family. You may have noticed the Web Album site does not allow you to upload videos. This feature is not available online; however, you can download Google's free Picasa desktop program to upload videos to Picasa Web Albums. Once your videos are uploaded, you can share them with family and friends the same way you can with photos.

1

Download the latest version of the free Picasa software. Double-click on the installation file and follow the prompts to complete the installation. At the final setup screen, click "Launch" to open the program.

2

Click "Sign-in to Web Albums" in the upper-right corner of the screen. Sign in using your Web-Album account. If you don't have an account, click "Sign-Up for Web Albums." Type your email address, name, date of birth, and choose a password.

3

Click "File" on the Picasa-menu bar. Select "Import File." This opens the browse-dialog box. Locate the video file you want to upload to your Picasa Web Album. Click "Open." The video is added to your desktop Picasa program.

4

Click on the video in your Picasa program. Click "Tools," and then select "Upload." Select "Upload to Web Album." This brings up the Picasa Upload tool. Click "Upload" to add your video to your Picasa Web Album. When the upload is complete, click "View Online" to visit your Picasa Web Album. This takes you straight to the video's URL.

Tip

  • check Picasa Web Albums supports .mpg, .mov, .3gp, .avi, .asf, .mp4, .mmv, .m2t and .m2ts files. Files cannot be larger than 1GB.

About the Author

Leonardo R. Grabkowski has been writing professionally for more than four years. Grabkowski attended college in Oregon. He builds websites on the side and has a slight obsession with Drupal, Joomla and Wordpress.

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