Let’s say you are trying to transfer all your pics from oh… Facebook to Google Plus (hypothetically, of course). First, you’d have to download them. Now, there’s a browser extension that will help you do just that: PhotoLive.
Although simple, it’s a little confusing so here’s the step-by-step.
1) Go to this link.
2) Click “Add to your browser”.
3) Follow instructions to add to your bookmark bar. A favicon will appear.
4) go to your social network site, like Facebook.
5) Click on your album.
6) Then click on the favicon that’s in your bookmark bar.
The following will appear along the top of the page and you’ll be able to choose to download regular or hi-res versions of the album.
It’s a handy service to have to back-up your pics (even if you’re not migrating) or if you want to print them via another platform like Shutterfly. Or, make calendars and/or books through a service like Paper Coterie.
Here’s the weird thing though… you don’t have to be logged in to Facebook to download pics. Wha?! As far as I can tell, all you need is access to the album. Yes, let me say that again… all you need is access to the album — even if it’s not yours!
I’m not sure if that’s the case for other services like Picasa or Flickr as well but for Facebook users, beware. Yet another reason to get those Lists in order or er, circles.
PhotoLive is available for Chrome, Firefox, Safari, IE and Opera.
photo credit: mbtrama