Picasa Web Albums

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  1. Create album subfolders / organize albums

    skirkma  suggested Nov 2 2008, 4:53 pm

    http://groups.google.com/group/PicasaCommunity/browse_thread/thread/966e192a2a47a59a?pli=1

    It seems to be a features that is highly requested and I'm very
    disappointed that it's not in the latest release.  I have 3 children and I take pictures of all their games and post them up on the web for all the players/parents to see.  Currently I can't organize them at all.  
    All the parents get very confused which folders to look at since all 3 kids games are grouped together times the numbers of games.  
    At the end of the season there are 3x8=24 games all meshed together.
    Just…

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      320 comments  ·  Organising  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • show filenames under each photo in album view

      allow the user to be able to select "SHOW FILE NAMES" for an entire given album, and even make this a default option if so desired for ALL albums.
      However, the user should be able to have an album NOT show file names if so desired. (same goes for photo view mode).

      suggested by infinitybbc in thread http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Picasa/thread?tid=34b8de0b6594f99d&hl=en

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        249 comments  ·  Preferences  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Set access permissions on the entire collection / multiple folders

        TankerPuke 1 Feb 09 in posting
        http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Picasa/thread?tid=3c877fcb4bc2b240&hl=en&fid=3c877fcb4bc2b24000047022ce66eb12

        I'll chime in wishing there was a way to share the ENTIRE WEB ALBUM, not just particular albums.

        For example, I would love it if my parents and siblings could just log in and have access to all of my photos without me having to send an invite every time I get home from a cool photo experience.

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        admin added:-
        also to be able to set multiple folders at once !

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          50 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • set the default speed for album slideshows

          set the default speed for album slideshows as a global setting, which can then be overridden on a per album basis.

          I want to send people a link to my web album (not embed the slideshow), and I need the default slideshow setting to be that the viewer advances the show manually. The current default is three seconds, which is way, way too fast. The best I can do is tell people to hit pause, but that's inferior because although people are willing to manually advance they are less willing to have to pause every slide.

          idea from vinciata in…

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            127 comments  ·  Preferences  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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              111 comments  ·  Slideshow  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • improved comments handling

              a) view all my comments on other people's albums
              b) delete other people's comments from the "view all" window, as opposed to one-by-one on each photo- Again, would save LOTS OF TIME.
              c) be able to disable the comments function
              d) approve comments before they are displayed (added by admin from another merged idea)
              suggested by nuri148 on 28/5/09 in thread http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Picasa/thread?tid=3c877fcb4bc2b240&hl=en&fid=3c877fcb4bc2b24000047022ce66eb12

              594 votes
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                105 comments  ·  Misc  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Delegate face tag and/or other editing permissions

                Ability to give certain users the right to face-tag our photos.
                At the moment, if I don't know the name of face in my photo I have to log someone in as me for them to be able to help me with naming.

                suggested by brie on Nov 13 2008, 1:37 am in thread

                http://groups.google.com/group/PicasaCommunity/browse_thread/thread/2eb8f3d03135a138#

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                  42 comments  ·  Permissions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Set permissions on individual photos

                  taken from a suggestion by BruceA on Nov 12 2008, 7:12 am

                  http://groups.google.com/group/PicasaCommunity/browse_thread/thread/cf901f0c80ba6331#

                  It would be great if the Public vs Unlisted setting was changed to the individual photo level instead of being at full album level.

                  There are often photos in an album I would like to keep private, and to create a duplicate folder for the photos I want to make public seems like an unnecessary effort and waste of server space.

                  533 votes
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                    36 comments  ·  Permissions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add more user preferences

                    These are the ones suggested so far:-
                    * show captions on organize photos view
                    * show captions during slideshow
                    * display view count under each thumbnail in album view
                    * change/set the background colour from current white (this is very popular)
                    * Set default option for move/copy photos to another album between an existing one / new album

                    Settings to hide the following for viewers (not the owner)

                    * hide camera type
                    * hide date & time
                    * hide view count
                    * hide like

                    507 votes
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                      88 comments  ·  Preferences  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Exclude owner from view counter

                      The general view in this thread http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Picasa/thread?tid=5d432035b748d388&hl=en is that the view counter should ignore views by the album owner.

                      450 votes
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                        32 comments  ·  Statistics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • let us enter pre-1970 dates

                        freedryk suggested on Nov 3 2008, 9:01 pm
                        in http://groups.google.com/group/PicasaCommunity/browse_thread/thread/a01f7c9f2a2c95b9#

                        Picasa web albums is clearly storing picture dates as a unix timestamp, cause it won't accept pre-1970 dates.
                        I just scanned a bunch of family photos and Picasa web albums is throwing a fit when I try to set the date on an album to 1965. Boo!

                        389 votes
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                          50 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • support print providers outside the USA

                          >>Ordering Prints: Available vendorsPrint
                          >>You can order prints from Picasa Web Alums using Snapfish,
                          >>Walgreens, Shutterfly and Photoworks. These are the only available
                          >>vendors for print ordering in the U.S. at this time.
                          >>We hope to offer more vendor options in the future.

                          How much longer do we have to wait? Snapfish e.g.) is serving Germany from Germany.

                          Why is ordering prints not supported for Germany? Ordering prints is a basic service that I expect from any web album.

                          suggested by Felix Binsack on 4/8/09 in thread http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Picasa/thread?tid=2eae24b1f538c920&hl=en

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                            79 comments  ·  Printing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Map of all photo locations

                            It would be great to have a map with little thumbnail pics like you get in google maps generated from the location data set on all photos in my entire collection.

                            363 votes
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                              28 comments  ·  Location Data  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • choose whether tagged person is added as a gmail contact

                              it doesn't seem to make sense for dead people, children, or yourself to have contacts in Gmail

                              As you're tagging, 'it' would have to be smart enough know to that each time you tag 'Vera,' Vera isn't added to your contacts after the first time you say 'No.' Then down the line, if you happen to change your mind about a tag, you'd be able to add the name back into your contacts

                              Christina from Google also added "I certainly understand that there can be a spectrum of people in your photos ranging from your family, friends, all the way…

                              232 votes
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                                19 comments  ·  People  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • disable album update email notifications to those I have shared my albums with or make it opt-in

                                At the moment only the recipients can unsubscribe from the notifications.

                                Lots of people would like to the album owner to be able control who these updates go out to.

                                Or at least make so that people have to opt-in to update notifications

                                asked for in http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Picasa/thread?tid=251f3dd69c2ed1db&hl=en

                                see also the comments in
                                http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Picasa/thread?tid=6b2ff18cd877f07a&hl=en

                                Mark Achee wrote
                                " The problem is that updates are being sent AT ALL to people who haven't specifically signed up for them. There should at least be a notification along the lines of "This will e-mail these contacts unless they have specifically setup Picasa to not…

                                221 votes
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                                  12 comments  ·  Preferences  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Edit multiple photos attributes at once

                                  http://groups.google.com/group/PicasaCommunity/browse_thread/thread/20fcec0e55dafff1#

                                  It would be really useful if one could update information for a bunch of pictures at once. 
                                  For example, set the same location or tag for selected pictures. Or do that even for a whole album.

                                  204 votes
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                                    5 comments  ·  Misc  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Bring back face recognition

                                    It used to be possible to list unnamed faces in PWA but for some reason this feature was removed. Please bring back this feature

                                    166 votes
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                                      16 comments  ·  People  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Advanced photo search

                                      technonath suggested in http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Picasa/thread?tid=3c877fcb4bc2b240&hl=en&fid=3c877fcb4bc2b24000047022ce66eb12

                                      add the facility to refine the search results (search within the results)
                                      for example type a persons name
                                      then type a tag to narrow it down further

                                      or other searches
                                      date range uploaded
                                      date range created
                                      images with no tags
                                      photos containing certain people tags & add a group facility so we can group people together like "family", "children", "Work", "football club" etc

                                      and complex searches like
                                      people = family + tags = boating, date created between 1/1/2008 & 31/1/2008 except where people tag = "uncle albert"

                                      This would really then be harnessing the power of…

                                      165 votes
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                                        20 comments  ·  Navigation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • use color management

                                        when I upload photographs to a Picasa album, then display it using a color managed browser (Safari on a Mac), it appears
                                        on my screen with the wrong gamma (too dark and saturated). I believe this means that you must strip out the ICC profile (typically sRGB) when you recompress the photograph.
                                        It may be a lot of effort to upgrade Picasa to be color managed, but it shouldn't be hard to just copy whatever color profile you find in the uploaded file into the recompressed file.

                                        from thread http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Picasa/thread?tid=7feb33e1393f5181&hl=en by Marc Levoy

                                        157 votes
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                                          8 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Show Original Image File Name in Tool-tips

                                          The lack of this drove me already nuts in the past. You buried the file name of the original image file that was uploaded somewhere in the detail page of the image, if you click the small "more" link in in the upper right.

                                          It might not occur to you yet, but some people give their image files on their local hard drive actually very descriptive names, so descriptive that they even qualify for a default title/description of the image (after some _ and - were removed from the file name).

                                          The hiding of the file name in such a…

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