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MacRumors
Dec 12, 2007, 01:13 PM
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This may have been part of Google's previous iPhone optimized announcement (http://www.macrumors.com/2007/12/05/google-launches-new-iphone-web-application/), but Google's Mobile Blog (http://googlemobile.blogspot.com/2007/12/picasa-redefined-for-your-iphone.html) discusses the launch of the iPhone optimized version of Picasa (http://picasa.google.com/), along with some screenshots.


http://images.macrumors.com/article/2007/12/12/01-home-2-1.png


Today, I'm happy to tell you that we've just released this new iPhone interface for Picasa. After you go to Picasa on your iPhone and log in, you can quickly see all your albums that you've uploaded to Picasa Web. If you click on any of the albums, you can get a full view of your picture with comments from your friends. Or you can click on Slideshow, sit back and watch the pictures scroll. You can also search for photos in your album or through community photos. Finally, with one of my favorite features, you can view your friends' albums through favorites.

Picasa (http://picasa.google.com/) is Google's photo sharing web application with support for Mac and Windows.

Article Link (http://www.macrumors.com/iphone/2007/12/12/googles-picasa-optimized-for-iphone/)



Drumjim85
Dec 12, 2007, 01:16 PM
yes it was :-) ... i think it's under the "other" part of the app ...

iLeah
Dec 12, 2007, 03:24 PM
but, will this also be available for the iPod Touch? Or just for the iPhone?

Thanks!

Drumjim85
Dec 12, 2007, 03:29 PM
but, will this also be available for the iPod Touch? Or just for the iPhone?

Thanks!

ya, it kinda was .... It's a website ... so yes, you can view it on your touch ...

iLeah
Dec 12, 2007, 03:31 PM
ya, it kinda was .... It's a website ... so yes, you can view it on your touch ...

Thanks :)

From Win to Mac
Dec 12, 2007, 03:49 PM
And don't think they're doing this out of iPhone love...

Remember, Google's new Android mobile platform is using Webkit as its browser rendering engine, so it'll look the same on Android phones as well.

bdj21ya
Dec 12, 2007, 03:51 PM
I'd be more impressed if they'd come out with a way to upload FROM your iPhone. I guess I'll have to write that part myself. :)

thejadedmonkey
Dec 12, 2007, 04:07 PM
...So now they have Picasa for every platform EXCEPT OS X... c'mon Google!

And, it just occurred to me.. since there's screen shots, does this mean that Google hacks their iPhones too!?

emotion
Dec 12, 2007, 04:44 PM
...So now they have Picasa for every platform EXCEPT OS X... c'mon Google!

http://picasa.google.com/web/mac_tools.html

mingisback
Dec 12, 2007, 04:59 PM
...So now they have Picasa for every platform EXCEPT OS X... c'mon Google!

And, it just occurred to me.. since there's screen shots, does this mean that Google hacks their iPhones too!?

It's a web page... no hack needed.

And google was smart enough 'not' to write the Picasa app for OSX since we already have a better tool. (iPhoto) So... instead they wrote an iPhoto plug-in that lets you upload your pics to Picasa Web Albums just like the PeCee app.

thejadedmonkey
Dec 12, 2007, 05:00 PM
http://picasa.google.com/web/mac_tools.html

http://picasa.google.com/features/requirements.html

Windows and Linux get the love, and now there's even a version for iPhone (as the web is the official SDK right now) but not OS X. Just some crappy plug in for iPhoto, which just about any image sharing service has.

MrMoore
Dec 12, 2007, 05:05 PM
http://picasa.google.com/web/mac_tools.html

That is not the Picassa program. That is just a way of uploading content to the Picassa Web Albums. I guess Google think why would a Mac user would need Picassa with iPhoto available.:apple:

Edit: Yeah! What TheJadedMonkey said :P

Drumjim85
Dec 12, 2007, 05:08 PM
It's a web page... no hack needed.

And google was smart enough 'not' to write the Picasa app for OSX since we already have a better tool. (iPhoto) So... instead they wrote an iPhoto plug-in that lets you upload your pics to Picasa Web Albums just like the PeCee app.

totally not what he meant .... google had to hack their phone to take a screen shot, not to get picasa on the phone ...

bdj21ya
Dec 12, 2007, 05:28 PM
http://picasa.google.com/features/requirements.html

Windows and Linux get the love, and now there's even a version for iPhone (as the web is the official SDK right now) but not OS X. Just some crappy plug in for iPhoto, which just about any image sharing service has.

Well, no. This isn't a picassa program at all either. It's just an iphone optimized web page. No uploading or any other picassa features.

coolbreeze
Dec 12, 2007, 05:38 PM
*cue the conspiracy theories*

The Google Apps for Mac website is down.

Maybe they are uploading a beta of Picasa for OS X? :D

http://www.google.com/mac/

thejadedmonkey
Dec 12, 2007, 05:39 PM
Well, no. This isn't a picassa program at all either. It's just an iphone optimized web page. No uploading or any other picassa features.

Whatever, I don't feel like debating semantics (and you're probably right anyway ;) ) my point is that I want a "real" alternative to iPhoto.

Brendon Bauer
Dec 12, 2007, 09:29 PM
*cue the conspiracy theories*

The Google Apps for Mac website is down.

Maybe they are uploading a beta of Picasa for OS X? :D

http://www.google.com/mac/

Unfortunately, this page works instead.... http://www.google.com/mac.html

I would REALLY like to see Picasa for Mac though.

deejemon
Dec 13, 2007, 03:04 AM
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emotion
Dec 13, 2007, 03:24 AM
I guess Google think why would a Mac user would need Picassa with iPhoto available.

Exactly. Google aren't going to step on Apple's toes.

Anyway, forgive my ignorance of Picassa. I only have a mac at home I've never used the main app.

jeffh83
Dec 13, 2007, 06:29 AM
looks nice beside the fact that google is behind this.:mad:

arkitect
Dec 13, 2007, 06:32 AM
looks nice beside the fact that google is behind this.:mad:

Why are you mad at Google? :confused:

mikesk8
Dec 13, 2007, 06:42 AM
..its a pity that movies are not working :( but i guess they are flash-powered...so maybe in future....

emotion
Dec 13, 2007, 07:27 AM
Why are you mad at Google? :confused:


I'm confused too. Ok, they do tiny bits of evil but they aren't that bad.

Their approach to technology is exemplary imo.

mikey.f
Dec 13, 2007, 11:52 AM
And how would it differ from iPhoto? And how will you move your photos back and forth between the two? Will you be able to upload to .Mac from it? Will you be able to browse your Picasa library from iMovie and other apps?

For one thing, as far as I know, Picasa doesn't create thumbnails and "small" versions of every photo in your Library, taking up space on your hdd. This might not be an issue for those of you with large HDDs, but on an 80gig MBP, it kinda sucks that my iPhoto library takes up so much space just because it needs to have saved like 3 versions of one photo.

I believe Picasa for Mac would be kick-ass. I can only hope they will once come up with something. I am not the biggest iPhoto fan, for the reason mentioned above (but other than that, it's a nice app ;) ).

kdarling
Dec 16, 2007, 10:02 AM
I think it's a good thing that Google is waking up to making mobile web pages that look good. Hopefully they'll spread the love to lots of other devices.

Of course, all these pages make a mockery of Jobs' original naive comment about the iPhone "showing the real internet, not the mobile version". Small screen devices cry out for custom mobile app versions. That's why the mobile net exists. Even for iPhone.

(The number one rule for mobile apps is: no horizontal scrolling! The iPhone native apps obey this rule. Mobile web pages are intended to do the same.)

knlnbob
Jun 5, 2008, 12:48 PM
I think the Mobile Picasa Web feature is great, but I don't want it to be my only option. I've got a good browser and I don't want to lose functionality on the website, just because Google is pushing this version to me. Does anyone know how I can get the regular Picasa page on my iPhone?

DiamondMac
Jun 5, 2008, 08:43 PM
Does anyone think Google will restrict any of their iPhone compatible sites when their phone is launched to go against the iPhone?