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Google has introduced several new upgrades to its Picasa photo service.

Google Rolls Out New Features To Picasa

The Picasa name tag tool has now been expanded to include 38 languages and there are new improvements in how users can share their photo albums along with automatic translations of comments.

The Google Photos Blog explains. "We’ve made it easier for you to quickly see who you’ve shared your albums with — you’ll notice this information in the right-hand column of any album page."

"For viewers, we’ve reciprocated by making it easier to see shared albums, too: whenever your friends or family look at your gallery page, they can now easily see all the albums you’ve shared with them — public, unlisted, or sign-in-required — in one place."

Google Rolls Out New Features To Picasa

The new sign-in-required feature allows users to share their Picasa Web Albums only with others who have a Picasa account.

Google has also improved the way videos play. Videos that are over 320 pixels will play back in higher-quality MPEG4 format. Users are not required to re-load the files of their existing videos to view the higher quality improvement.
 

Google Rolls Out New Features To Picasa


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  • Stormy

    To me the problem with this product and many like it is the fact it chains users to Google domain and url’s to view their personal content and photos. That means Google sells adverting at your expense.

    The other flaw is the fact it uses a highly proprietary medium and format…..what happens if I want to move my photos to say Flickr or Shutterfly? So it fails there as well.

    The worst problem with Pikasa is it continues to degrade the ability for your average user to manage and control their photo libraries and content online. If Im using Google for my photos and FaceBook for my personal content and data, and now YouTube (ie Google again) for Video, and Yahoo for email, my data is scattered all over the World Wide Web! Its a very very bad model for helping users manage their photos and data. I would much rather store my photos in my personal website and install simple website software to do that.

    That way, I own and manage thousands of photos and videos I own from my own server and site the rest of my life. Where will Google be when Im 80 years old???

    Where will your photos and video be as you move from computer to compter and web service to web service online. The answer is :LOST! So, I am not excited about Pikasa. Its just not a good option for storing photos long term.

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    Well i agree with your point mate.Having Google accessing all our private information in it’s sites makes it very bad for human privacy as it can be unrevealed anytime if Google wants..Nevertheless Picasa is a great tool to use for the average internet user.

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    I use Picasa, have for several years. I like this map my photos feature! I really liked Picasa when I first started using it, and haven’t been fond of some of the “upgrades”, but this sounds like a really fun addition.

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    Is Picasa better or comparable to Flickr?

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