While browsing your library of photos, chances are you will find some you want to post on Facebook and share with your friends on this social network. This usually means that you have to open your Internet browser, go to your Facebook profile, go to Add pictures, upload the pictures, etc. Too many steps if you ask me. Windows Live Photo Gallery 2011 allows you to upload pictures to Facebook with a few simple clicks, without having to open the browser. This tutorial will show the steps you need to follow for doing so.
Connect Windows Live Photo Gallery 2011 With Facebook
If you have not connected your Windows Live account with Facebook yet, this is the first step you need to go through. Click on the Facebook button from the Home tab.
Sign in to Windows Live: write your username and password and click Sign in.
NOTE: If you don’t have an account, click on Sign up and follow the instructions.
Next, you are shown a window where you have to choose the things you want to enable: see your friends and their activities, share your Facebook status and activities or publish photos on Facebook and tag friends.
Make sure you check the option that says ’Let me publish photos to Facebook and tag my Facebook friends in them’. For the others, follow the recommendations shared in our article about Connecting Windows Live Messenger With Your Facebook Account and, when done enabling the options you desire, click on the ’Connect with Facebook’ button.
Tag Facebook Friends
Windows Live Photo Gallery 2011 allows you to tag people in your pictures. These tags will also appear on Facebook after you publish the photos. Check out our tutorial on how to tag people in photos with Windows Live Photo Gallery 2011.
After publishing the photo on Facebook, the people tag from Windows Live Photo Gallery 2011 will appear just like any other friend tag in Facebook. When you move your mouse over the face of a friend, his or her name will show up. Also, under the image, the list of tagged people is displayed.
Add Captions To Photos
Apart from tagging friends, Windows Live Photo Gallery 2011 allows you to add captions to photos. The captions will also appear on Facebook, once you publish the pictures. Take a look at our article called Editing Geotags, Captions and Descriptive Tags to Pictures in Windows Live Photo Gallery 2011 to learn more.
When you publish the photos on Facebook, the captions will appear underneath them.
Upload Images on Facebook
It’s time to publish your pictures. Select the ones you want to share and press the Facebook button. You are asked if you want to add your pictures to existing albums or create a new one.
If you select ’Create new album’ you have to write the album’s name, it’s description and choose to whom it is visible: Everyone, Networks, Friends and Networks, Friends of Friends, Friends Only, or Only Me. When done making all the settings, press the Publish button.
If you want to add the selected photos to existing albums, just select one from the list of all your albums and press Publish. The visibility settings of the existing album will be automatically applied to the pictures you are about to publish.
If you have tagged someone in the photos, Windows Live Photo Gallery 2011 will ask you to confirm the Facebook names of those people. If the Facebook profiles are correctly identified, press Publish.
If Windows Live Photo Gallery 2011 has not suggested the correct Facebook profiles for the people tagged in the pictures, you can search for the correct ones. Click the box containing your friend’s name and search for the correct profile.
When done making the corrections, click Publish. The photos are uploaded to your Facebook profile.
When the upload is done you are shown a notification message.
Click on the View button to see your published photos on your Facebook account, in your default Internet browser. If you do not want to view them online, click Close.
Posting photos on Facebook with people tags and captions included is only a few clicks away, when using Windows Live Photo Gallery 2011. If you have any troubles publishing photos to Facebook, leave a comment and we will try to help you.