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Google Acquires Picnik ➝

From Google’s Official Blog:

Today, we’re excited to announce that Google has acquired Picnik, one of the first sites to bring photo editing to the cloud. Using Picnik, you can crop, do touch-ups and add cool effects to your photos, all without leaving your web browser.

This should come as no surprise to anyone. Picasa Web Albums has fallen behind in terms of features when compared to other photo sharing sites. This was just an easy way for Google to get Picasa on par with the competition. Unfortunately for Google, I don’t think this is going to be enough to convince people to make the switch.

Google’s False Advertising ➝

Google claims that you can store up to 8,192,000 photos from a 5MP camera in Picasa Web Albums. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case.

Picasa Web Albums has some interesting limitations. you are limited to 1,000 photos in an album and 1,000 albums per account. That means that no matter what quality the image, it’s impossible to save more than 1,000,000 photos in Picasa Web Albums.

Alex Chitu writing in Google Operating System:

Of course, Google might say that the photos can also be stored using Google Docs or Gmail. Picasa Web Albums has to remove the limitations, improve photo uploading and the way you organize photos. Why do you have to upload photos to an album when Gmail and Google Docs use labels to organize messages and files?