by Alvin Ybañez, 1 year ago
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People who snap shots of all their important life events and manually upload their images to Facebook have a lot of time to spare. Some of them even take the time to tag each photo individually and add a caption to them. Unfortunately, not everyone has the same amount of free time. The fewer the steps it takes for me to upload to Facebook, the better. It seems that Chris Banes, developer of photup for Facebook, had the same idea in mind.
Say goodbye to wasting too much time uploading an image to Facebook. photup for Facebook allows you to easily snap a shot, enhance the photo, and upload it — all from one app. When you first launch the app, you're instantly shown its neat and frills-free interface. It's holo-themed, which goes perfectly with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Using the app is also intuitive. You don't need several screens of lengthy instructions to know how to use photup. I was quite impressed that for a free app, there was not a single ad present.
Naturally, you'll need to sign in to your Facebook account. Once you've signed in, the app will put together all the images you have stored on your Android device in easy-to-see thumbnails. You can select any of those images to upload.
Selecting more than one image is also very easy. You don't need to fiddle with options to be able to do it. Just tap on the image that you want and move on to the second. The grey check mark in the upper-right corner of the thumbnail lights up in green.
When you've selected all the images you need, tap the paper airplane icon in the upper right portion of the screen. You'll be brought to another screen where you can check your Facebook account and the album you'll be uploading the images to. Upload the images and you can see that each image has its own gauge, showing you how much of the image's data have been uploaded.
If you want to snap images of your own, you can tap the camera icon on the app's home screen. After you've snapped a shot, you can do a number of things before you upload it. You can add a comment or a title to it. Or, if you find that the picture turned out too bland, you can apply effects to it. You can crop out unnecessary parts or rotate it properly. Last but not the least, add a location to your picture so that people know where you were when you snapped the shot.
Want to speed things up even more? photup for Facebook lets you instantly upload things through the Settings page. Any shot you take, you can instantly share with your Facebook friends. Just make sure that you're careful with your shutter trigger fingers and you don't snap any compromising or embarrassing photos if you have this option enabled.
Using the app was certainly easy and it doesn't take too much of your time. Unfortunately, when the app loads all the images present on your phone, it can be a little inconvenient to squint at the thumbnails and hope you've selected the right images. Perhaps the developer could incorporate folders in future updates. The developer is already working on more privacy options.
Enjoy a quick and easy Facebook photo uploader and make your picture snapping and photo sharing experience fast and seamless by downloading photup for Facebook from the Google Play Store today.