Tonight is Halloween, so like most moms, I will have a bunch of new photos of my son trick or treating on my iPhone later. And, before he has time to count his loot, (and give me my tithe) I will be uploading those pics to Facebook. But, it’s going to be a bit of a pain. If I use the Facebook app I will have to upload all 116 snaps one at a time. Otherwise, I have to export them all to iPhoto and upload them from there. Enter Batch, a new free Facebook photo uploader that, as the name implies, allows users to upload photos to Facebook in groups or, well, batches. Well, that’s actually a bit misleading. The app doesn’t realy upload to the Facebook photo albums – friends and family will have to use to the Batch app on Facebook to see them since they are hosted by Batch off the Facebook site.
If users can live with that, then instead of tagging each picture one at a time, Batch allows them to tag the whole group, set sharing options and remarkably quickly there is a link on the wall inviting folks to check out what’s been shared. Batch allows users to pick photos from any album, the camera roll or photostream, or users can open the camera from inside the app and shoot directly into new or existing batches. Users whose Facebook friends use Batch too can view photos from within the app as well. Email, iMessage and Twitter sharing are also incorporated.