Picasa web albums


Important information for Picasa and Picasa Web Albums users: Google stops support of Picasa


picasa main pagePicasa web albums is a popular image hosting service offered by Google. Each account provides  one gigabyte of free storage for displaying and sharing your photos and video online.

For those who use Picasa photo editing and organizing software, also free, image and video files can be uploaded to web albums directly from within this easy-to-use program.

What I like about Picasa web albums

  • Free!
  • No advertisements (as of this writing)
  • Unlimited photo albums.
  • Easily organize, sort and caption photos.
  • Collaborative albums – when permission is give, you can open up your online albums so others can contribute photos and videos.
  • Edit photos online with Picnik.
  • Properties panel to view EXIF data
  • Automatically organizes photos based on the people in them.
  • Receive notifications when others leave comments about your photos or when a “favorite” person uploads new photos to their Web Albums gallery.
  • Very good video playback; few compression artifacts if original file is good quality.
  • Ability to Geotag photos to show others where they were taken.
  • Receive email notifications when others leave comments about your photos or when a “favorite” person uploads new photos to their Web Albums.
  • Images smaller than 800 pixels wide or videos under 15 minutes toward the one GB of free storage.

What I don’t like about Picasa web albums

  • Can’t create albums within albums.

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