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facebook photo appOut of all the things you can do on Facebook (we’ve covered a lot of them), uploading photos via the Facebook Photos application is still one of the most popular. According to Facebook, over 50 billion user photos have been uploaded to the service, and that’s as of July 2010. In case you were wondering, that’s over 1.5 petabytes of photo storage used.

With all of those photos, you’d think Facebook would have some really cool things you can do with them, besides just tagging your friends and commenting. Facebook recently altered the way we view our photos within the interface How to Turn Off the Photo Viewer in Facebook How to Turn Off the Photo Viewer in Facebook Read More , which is an upgrade if you ask me, but where are all the cool apps?

Cooliris Photos

The first app I would like to show you is Cooliris Photos, which offers you a really interesting way of viewing your Facebook photos. Tiny snapshots of your photos are all shown on a 3D wall that you can rotate, scroll, and zoom as you please.

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You can also make the application full screen and share your pictures on Facebook (again? Sure, why not?) and Twitter with the click of a button. Invite your friends to use Cooliris Photos and you will be able to view their photos in the same way.

You can view a live demo of Cooliris Photos on the app’s Facebook page. Cooliris is also available for use on your desktop, so be sure to check that out as well.



If you’re into editing your photos, you may already be into using Google’s Picnik, but did you know you could use it right from within Facebook?

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With Picnik for Facebook, you can edit your photos after you’ve uploaded them, which is a huge plus in that it saves you all the time it would take to delete, edit, and re-upload them if you had to do it that way. Besides, you might be able to get your photos back if you deleted them from Facebook, but you wouldn’t be able to get back the tags and comments that went with them.

Picnik has over 3 million monthly active users on Facebook, so if you’re wondering just how good a service like this could possibly be, there’s your answer.


The last Facebook app I’d like to introduce you to is Fotolink. Fotolink helps you upload and download photos using drag and drop from Facebook to your computer or to online photo services like Picasa, Flickr, Kodak Gallery, Smugmug, Webshots, and Shutterfly. Using the app, you can easily browse all of your friends’ photos in one place, and drag and drop as you please.

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If you have a lot of photos in different places and you’re looking to organize them, Fotolink is about as useful a Facebook photo app as there is.


With the three Facebook apps I’ve portrayed here, you should be able to edit, move, and view your photos as you please. Coincidentally, you can also get your friends involved with these apps through the sharing functions that they have which, let’s face it, is the real reason why Facebook photos are there in the first place.

What do you think of the apps I’ve covered? Are you doing anything cool with your Facebook photos?

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  1. Guest
    April 20, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    Great article thank you

    • Steve Campbell
      April 21, 2011 at 2:46 am

      Thanks, glad you like it!

  2. Flv player
    April 20, 2011 at 5:26 am

    Cooliris Photos and Picnik are fantastic and superb App for facebook fans!

    • Steve Campbell
      April 21, 2011 at 2:46 am

      I'm a fan too. Thanks!