Facebook comes to Windows Live FrameIt, PowerToy now available for download

A few days ago we just reported that FrameIt received the latest Wave 3 update and gave you a preview of what the new FrameIt Client PowerToy will look like. Today Windows Live FrameIt just got updated with Facebook integration – now allowing you to import your albums on Facebook into your FrameIt collection. Let’s see how this works:


Firstly we can see now that FrameIt supports importing photos from a variety of online photo sharing sources: Facebook, Photobucket, Picasa, SmugMug and Microsoft’s very own Windows Live Spaces. It is frustrating to see that Windows Live Photos integration is not here yet though, but trust me, it is coming. Clicking on Facebook on this page allow you to add this source to your collection:

Facebook Connect

Integration with Facebook is done via Facebook Connect, and upon clicking the Connect button, the Facebook log-in page will pop-up and asking you to allow FrameIt to access your Facebook photos and albums:


Provided you have allowed access, you will be able to select where to source your Facebook photos from. There are two options: either select all those photos that you’ve been tagged in, or select from either one of your uploaded photo albums on Facebook.

Select Album

You can then configure any of the settings provided with FrameIt, such as number of images, display order, age of images to display, and the display schedule. You can then preview what the source will look like on your computer first, and then subscribe to your Collection on any of the supported FrameIt devices. Alternatively, you can also download them locally onto your computer and share it others using Live Mesh, or even use them as your screensaver using the newly released FrameIt Client PowerToy. The best thing is, as your Facebook albums gets updated (or when people tag new photos of you), this will be automatically synced and updated! Talk about convenience! Microsoft is truly providing a seamless integrated photo sharing experience to everyone!

You can now download the new FrameIt Client PowerToy from this page.