Photo Scanning Tips: How to Upload Photos to Facebook

Posted by ed oboyle on Thu, Jan 23, 2014 @ 07:00 AM

photo scanning tipsWe’re constantly seeing photos on Facebook and hitting their corresponding “like” buttons. But if you look closer, you’ll probably notice that some people don’t have Facebook profile pictures, and/or don’t have any photos or albums uploaded to their page either.

Although changing profile pictures on Facebook has become easier compared to its previous process (now achieved by simply clicking one’s own profile picture or lack thereof to bring up a button saying “edit profile picture”), some users aren’t aware of this new user-friendly function. 

If some find uploading profile pictures to Facebook tricky, I can imagine how tricky it must seem to upload multiple photos to your profile, much less create albums, tag people in photos, add locations, or write descriptions. 

If you’re wondering how to upload photos to Facebook, here’s a simple step-by-step process to follow. Once you master the art of it, you’ll enjoy the interaction that follows so much that you’ll want to upload as many photos as possible. You’ll want to quickly ship your photos to a photo scanning service so you can even share older photos with others and thus show them exactly who you are!

Photo Scanning Tips: 5 Steps to Upload Digital Photos to Facebook

Step #1: Gather All Photos – Including Ones to Send to a Photo Scanning Service

The first thing to do is probably the hardest -- organize and sift through all of your photos to find ones you want to upload. This includes photos that are already digitized and older print photos. To be able to share print photos, have them scanned by a professional photo scanning service and preserve those images before you do anything else! Using a photo scanning service provides you with more than having your photos preserved on Facebook. With all of our photo scanning packages, for example, a DVD is provided, as well as online digital storage space by uploading your newly digitized images to your own private online CLOUD storage and sharing account.

Everyone loves seeing an oldie but goodie photo from days long gone on Facebook, and using a photo scanning service makes that possible, even optimizing images and eliminating as much damage as possible.  

Step #2: Go to Your Photo Screen

  • Once you’re logged in on a computer, look in the top left corner of your screen and look for your name. 
  • Click on it, and it will take you to your profile (to essentially see it the same way someone else would.) 
  • Once you see your profile page, look underneath the cover photo at the “squares,” which will be to the right of where your info is and where you’ll see other “frames” labeled with “Friends,” “Map,” “Likes,” or some similar variation. One of the frames in the top banner will say “Photos.” Click on that.

Step #3: Choose Photos to Upload

  • You’re now at your photos screen. In the top right corner, you’ll see a button that says “+ Add Photos.” Click on this, which will cause a “navigation prompt” (or window) to pop open, just like you would see happen when you’re attaching a file to an email and have to choose the file you want to attach. 
  • From here, simply select the photos you want to upload to Facebook. You can upload them one at a time, but if you want to create albums or upload multiple photos, you can highlight several photos using your mouse and clicking “Open” once you’ve finished selecting the photos you want to upload. 

Step #4: Let Photos Upload 

  • Once you’ve hit the “Open” button in the navigation window, you’ll see an “album frame” appear. From here you’ll be able to see the status and progress of the photos uploading.
  • An album will automatically be created, and will be named “untitled,” but you can change the name of the album now and in the future by hitting the “Edit Album”  button you’ll see attached to the photo album. 

Step #5: Add Descriptions and Locations, Tag People, and Publish

  • Once the photos are uploaded, you can also add a location tag to tell where the photo was taken, and can also add a short description for each photo in the box underneath each photo that says “Say something about this photo.” 
  • Just click your arrow into that white box and tell everyone about your special photo.
  • Facebook will ask if you want to tag anyone that is in the photo. Underneath the photo, you’ll see a white text box again that says “Who is this?” Click in the text box and type any Facebook friends’ names in the box that appear in the photo. If you do tag someone, press the “Save Tag” button. If you don’t want to tag anyone, simply click the “Skip Tagging” button.

If you’ve uploaded photos that need to be high definition, look at the very bottom of the page immediately to the right of the “Add More Photos” button – and you’ll see where it says “High Quality” and see the small “checkbox square” next to that. Click inside that checkbox to ensure the photos are in high definition, you’ll know this is on when you see a checkmark appear in the checkmark box.

Happy Uploading!

There you have it: a step-by-step guide to uploading your favorite photos to Facebook! You probably have a few digital photos to upload, but wouldn't it be great to upload and share your old print photos? Photo scanning gives you that option! Click the banner below to for advice on choosing a photo scanning service.


Photo Credit: Pixabay

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