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How to download Facebook albums by using digiKam

Transcribed from Mohamed Malik's blogs, 15 February 2011

Need to download Facebook albums of you or your friends? You don't want to save each and every image individually. Well, in that case digiKam has got you covered. It is easy and fast. Here is how to do it.

Go to Import and select Import from Facebook. See screen shot below!

When you press it you will be asked to log in to your Facebook account or either link your Facebook account with digiKam. Your web browser will pop up and give it permission to connect. Then you will be greeted with this window.

Here you can choose to download your own album or your friend's album. If you choose your album then when you click the menu named Album you will see all the albums uploaded by you. If you choose to download a friend's album, then choose the name of your friend and then select the album you want to download. As you can see on the screenshot you need to specify where you want to download the photos. Select the location on your albums, select New album and give it a name. Then press Start Download. It will download the pictures that you have selected.

How to upload pictures to Facebook using digiKam

Now let us learn how to upload pictures to Facebook using digiKam.

It is simple. Select the images that you want to upload and Export -> Export to Facebook and you will be greeted with a new window where you will be asked to log on to Facebook. Follow the on-screen instructions and you will see this window.

As you can see the process is very easy and straight forward. You can create a new album give it a name. And choose to resize the pictures into the size that you prefer and can even alter the JPG quality settings. When you are done just press Start Upload.