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Google Integrates Picnik with Picasa Web Albums
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Today, Google started integrating some features from Picnik (acquired earlier this year) into Picasa Web Albums. The features allow users to edit photos.

Picasa Web Albums users using English, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, and Vietnamese versions will be able to use Picnik photo editing.

Facebook Testing Facial Detection for Tagging in Photos

Facebook is testing some new features for photos. One such feature is a new way of tagging people.

Flickr Will Now Post to Your Facebook Feed
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Yahoo has been integrating Facebook into its properties more deeply, and Flickr is no exception. The company announced that it is launching a new and improved way to share Flickr photos on Facebook.

Users can simply connect their Flickr and Facebook accounts, and Flickr will automatically send updates to your Facebook feed every time a new photo (or video) is uploaded).

Facebook Photo Tagging Goes Web-wide
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Face.com, the developers of the facial recognition technology behind Facebook apps like Photo Tagger and Photo Finder announced that it is opening up its API, which will allow developers to take advantage of this technology anywhere on the web. We had a chat with Face.com founder Gil Hirsch, who talked about the technology, the API, Facebook’s Open Graph, and what kind of apps we can expect to see around this API.

Looking at Polaroid’s Photo Sharing Service

A couple months ago Polaroid launched a new online photo and video sharing service called Polaroid Studio. It didn’t initially receive a whole lot of buzz, but WebProNews stopped by their exhibit at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Vegas earlier this month, and got a look at just what Polaroid Studio’s all about.

Google Makes the Cloud Cheaper

Gmail used to offer a gigabyte of storage to new users, but now it offers at least seven gigs. Picasa comes with a gig. Sometimes that’s not enough. While Google has offered the ability to pay for additional storage, the company has now reduced the prices for it.

Google’s Panoramio Gets an iPhone App
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Google has released a new iPhone app for Panoramio, which lets users upload photos right from their iPhone.

"Tens of millions of mobile users own a device with a good camera and GPS," said Fernando Delgado of Panoramio. "We realize that a lot of these users may want to share photos of places with the rest of the world via Google Maps and Google Earth."

Flickr Receives Four Billionth Photo Upload
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Yahoo-owned Flickr announced that its 4 billionth photo was uploaded over the weekend. It was uploaded by a user that goes by the name of "punimoe."

Photo Inclusion Can Bring in Traffic
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Hitwise has released some interesting data regarding photo-searching habits. The concept was conceived of as the firm noticed the popularity of the search "great north run photos".

"This made me curious about the popularity of searches for photos related to big events and news stories," says Hitwise’s Robin Goad.

New Picasa Lets You Use Name Tags
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Google has released a new version of its photo editing software, Picasa, for both Mac and PC. The most noteworthy new feature is the addition of name tags, which lets users organize photos based on who’s in them. This uses the same technology that powers a similar feature on Picasa Web Albums.

Flickr Refines Search Results Pages

There is a lot of redesigning of Yahoo properties going on these days. Earlier today, some big changes were announced for delicious. The Yahoo homepage was recently redone of course. Now Flickr has redesigned its search results page. The company says the new design makes it easier to browse through the billions of photos and videos on the site, and to connect to the communities that can help make sense of them.

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Nintendo DSi Gets Connected with Facebook
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The Nintendo DSi, which has sold over 1.7 million units in the US alone, includes photo and voice manipulation features. Today, users will have the ability to upload their stuff directly to Facebook.

Nintendo announced that after 5pm Pacific Time today, the Nintendo DSi will offer Facebook Connect photo integration. Users of the DSi system and the DSi Camera application will be able to take pictures with either of the system’s two cameras and upload their photos directly to their Facebook profile.

Google Unveils Picasa For Mac
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Google has introduced a Mac version of its photo album application, Picasa, at Macworld in San Francisco.

Google previously offered a standalone Picasa Web Albums uploader and an iPhoto plugin fro Mac users. The company says Picasa for Mac brings all of the advanced sharing and synch features of Picasa to the millions of Mac OS X users.

Google Rolls Out New Features To Picasa
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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.

Facebook Celebrates 10 Billion Photos
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One doesn’t associate photos with Facebook—sure, there are always those embarrassing ones of politician kids popping up—primarily it’s always been a social network. Well, the social network reported last night that it stores more photos than Flickr and Photobucket combined.

Google’s New News Archive

 Google announced they’ve expanded their Google News Archive search to now show much more historical newspapers.

SES San Jose – Google Dance Photos

Didn’t make the Google Dance? Never fear, live the experience with the photos I just uploaded. A selection below.

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SES – Lee Siegal Keynote Pics

On opening night at the Search Engine Strategies Conference this week in San Jose, Kevin Ryan () spoke with Lee Siegal about his book, “Against the Machine”, and the ideas in it.

This Article Is Miley Cyrus Link Bait
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Actually, this article is more of a commentary on collective mental illness, exploitation and mountains made of molehills—no, that’s not a boob joke. It’s also about invented controversy for the sake of ogling eyeballs and links at the expense of a teenage girl who will be lucky if she’s not in rehab on her 18th birthday.

Most Flickr Users Don’t Have Uploaded Photos

Webometric Thoughts: Average photos per Flickr Member: ZERO

Webometric Thoughts blogs that based on a random sample of 324 Flickr users that 216, or 67%, had zero photos.

If this is true that would leave you to believe that more people may be consuming photos on Flickr than publishing photos on Flickr.

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Shutterfly Gallery Takes Off
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Showing people your pictures online has become routine – there’s no shortage of sites at which users can display one subtitled photo at a time.  Shutterfly is taking a slightly different approach, however, with a new feature that’s more like a social scrapbook.