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Two new Picasa Web Albums Features

TonyB [PersonRank 10]

Wednesday, June 27, 2007
13 years ago5,949 views

"Map your photos
See your photos arranged on a map, and show friends exactly where you took your best pictures. Simply type a location into the 'Place Taken' field when creating a new album, or refine a photo's placement using a drag-and-drop map. It's a great way to share photos from a summer vacation or road trip.

  

Picasa Web Albums for mobile devices
Take your favorite pictures with you everywhere. You can now use your mobile phone to see any picture you've posted to Picasa Web Albums. You can even post comments on your friends' latest photos. "

TonyB

Danny [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

Great!! I just asked them this morning for the first feature....

TonyB [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Hey Danny, if you have their ear, perhaps you could request additional print partners and the ability to limit access to specific individuals and groups.

I hope to see those features implemented by this time tomorrow. ;)

TonyB

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Google's official response about these features:
googleblog.blogspot.com/2007/0 ...

TonyB [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

After working with it a bit, I like it. It is easy. I was even pleasently suprised to see some of my existing albums were already placed on the map if I had completed the Location field for the album. I do have a couple of things I would like to see improved:

1. It would be nice to have a better way to go through multiple pics at one location. Currently, you end up in slide-show mode if you click on a stack. The Google Earth implementation is better (which is available from within the Google Maps interface), where clicking on a stack spreads them out in a "fly-out", to better pick an image to view. I realize this may be a limitation of Google Maps.

2. It would be nice if Web Albums would remember if you were in Satellite or Map mode when placing pictures on the map. In some areas, the map makes no sense (such as a park or museum grounds, when trying to indicate a specific building), but the satellite image does make sense. Again, I realize this may be a Google Maps limitation.

Despite my two suggestions, I think Google Maps is nice addition to Web Albums.

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Do you think the mapping feature is from Panoramio.com? (a Google company)

Andreas Bovens [PersonRank 3]

13 years ago #

I don't get why there is zero integration with Picasa's own "Geotag" functionality (which hooks in on Google Earth).

It would be great if you could upload geotagged pictures and have them displayed on the right spot on the Picasa Web Album map. Right now, all included geo-info is simply ignored.

Here's hoping...

DPic [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I'm having trouble with this

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Am i the only one who's getting an error message with the mobile feature:
google.com/mobile/photos/

(My mobile phone gets that error too)

BenC [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

re: Andreas
Hm... I don't have that problem. I just geotagged some of my photos in Picasa (Google Earth) and uploaded it to picasaweb and all the little markers showed up.

Ken Wong [PersonRank 5]

13 years ago #

Just go straight to picasaweb.google.com/m/

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

It works. Thanks! :)

Danny [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

It would be nice if they let you geotag a whole album instead of having to do each picture...

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

You can enter the location for an entire album. It's in the properties dialog.

Danny [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

Ok thanks, I thought I had seen it before..

Andreas Bovens [PersonRank 3]

13 years ago #

re: BenC

> Hm... I don't have that problem. I just geotagged some of my photos in Picasa (Google Earth) and uploaded it to picasaweb and all the little markers showed up.

It works indeed for newly uploaded pictures, but not for the geotagged ones I've uploaded before. I guess deleting and reuploading them is the only solution. Oh well, that's the downside of being an early adopter... ;-)

BenC [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

re: Andreas

I actually went back and geotagged some of my images and re-uploaded them again (without deleting the photos on the web). Picasa (and picasa web) was generally pretty smart about simply updating the existing photos (I think all my comments stayed put and it simply added the new location information). But yeah... it really sucks that I have to re-upload them from Picasa :(...

Fred [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

Slightly off-topic: I liked the Slideshow feature in Picasa Web Albums, but I dont like it running in an infinite loop! :-(

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Just saw they have a export to Google Earth link that generates KML, so you can use that to overlay it on Google Maps...

maps.google.com/maps?q=http%3A ...

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

This feature has been added to YouTube!

<< New Features :
Add location and map information to your new and existing videos >>

Taken from:
youtube.com/my_account

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I'm not seeing it but cool!

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