Ever felt like it would be cool to upload photos straight from Photo Gallery?

Well I definitely have. I almost downloaded Google's Picasa 3 just to be able to do this. The upload tool that's provided on Facebook.com always fails on me, so creating albums in Facebook was just too much of a pain to mess with.

Fortunately Will Duff, a developer intern this past summer at Microsoft created plug-ins for both Photo Gallery and Movie Maker. Awesome news!!!

Here's the info:

Do you share photos on Facebook? What about sharing sharing videos on YouTube? Well thanks to Will Duff, one of our developer interns this past summer, there are now a couple of brand new publish plug-ins for Facebook and YouTube available for download.  Both plug-ins enable you to easily share your photos or videos with just a few clicks!

LiveUpload to Facebook is a plug-in for Windows Live Photo Gallery Beta that makes it easy for anyone to upload their photos to Facebook. The plug-in takes advantage of the new people tagging in Photo Gallery, too!  This means that when you tag your friends in Photo Gallery, if you’re also Facebook friends with those people, those tags will automatically appear on the published photos on Facebook. Pretty cool, huh? 

Some of the LiveUpload to Facebook plug-in features:

  • Add multiple Facebook accounts.
  • Quickly and easily upload your photos to Facebook, including any people tags added in Windows Live Photo Gallery Beta.
  • Upload your pictures to an existing album or create a new one.

LiveUploadtoFB

LiveUpload to YouTube is a plug-in for Windows Live Photo Gallery Beta and Windows Live Movie Maker Beta that makes it easy for anyone to upload their videos straight to YouTube.  For example, once you’ve quickly created that exciting new video using Movie Maker, simply click the Publish button and choose LiveUpload to YouTube to share it!

LiveUploadtoYT

(Note for developers out there… The people tags, along with other metadata, are exposed as part of the new Publish API. Please see the SDK for more information. Plus, Will was also super kind enough to share his approach with the community by posting the source to both of these plug-ins on CodePlex.)

You can check out other plug-ins at the plug-ins download page.

Thanks to Michael Palermiti, Program Manager for his original post (http://blogs.msdn.com/pix/archive/2008/11/17/new-publish-plug-ins-available-for-photo-gallery-and-movie-maker.aspx)

Thanks for checking out this post!

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Murray Gordon
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