Archives Tag: Google Picasa

Picasa for Mac

Picasa has been restricted to Windows-only for quite some time now. But today, at Macworld, Google announced that there is a Mac version of Picasa now available. System Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4+ Intel CPU 256MB RAM 100MB available hard disk space You will be able to get the same features on Picasa Mac as […]

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Google Launches Picasa 3

There has been a lot of buzz about Google Chrome lately, but we must not forget that Google has a number of other great products already available [and not in "beta"]. … we’re rolling out major technology upgrades to both Picasa and Picasa Web Albums. As you might have guessed, these are largely focused on […]

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Google APIs

Google offers a lot of APIs to developers. So what are some of the APIs available to developers right now? Google Apps APIs Google Base Data API Blogger Data API Google Calendar Data API Google Code Search Data API Google Contacts Data API Google Health Data API Google Notebook Data API Google Spreadsheets Data API […]

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Google Strongly Supports Development of Open Source Wine

Google has proven itself as a strong supporter of many Open Source projects. This week, they officially announced their ties to the Wine application [Windows emulator]. Google has hired CodeWeavers to “make Photoshop CS and CS2 work better under Wine.” Dan Kegel of Google writes, “I work for Google, and part of my day job […]

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Picasa Web Albums API

Picasa Web Albums now has an official API which can be used to interface with the Google data of Picasa.
So what might be a good use for this API? Access to user accounts’ data for Picasa Web. I am a personal fan of Gallery2, but something it’s lacked is great integration with Picasa — both Picasa Web Albums and the Picasa2 stand-alone app.

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Picasa Web Tips

And if you weren’t yet aware of that, you can embed photos into your site by clicking on “Embed in blog/MySpace” link. Unfortunately, you’ll embed only a thumbnail, but if you’re smart enough you’ll manage to customize the thumbnail. (Hint: replace s288 from the image URL with s576 or s followed by some multiple of 144.) There are a bunch of tips here, some really great ones too if you use Picasa Web Albums on a regular basis.

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Picasa’s Easter Came Early

Philipp pointed out something fun in Picasa that I didn’t know of before. A nice little Easter Egg. To enable the Easter Egg; hit Ctrl + Shift + Y and this will enable the bears as you see in the following screenshot.

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