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Better connections with Picasa Web Albums

Monday, November 5, 2007 10:58 AM

A few months back, we made it easy for almost anyone to partner with Picasa Web Albums by launching a free and open API that allows other services to connect to ours.

For Picasa Web Albums users, this means you can now 'automagically' download photos from Picasa Web Albums to partner sites, where you can do things like create animations, make hardcover books, or send photos to and from your mobile phone.

For partners, you can use the API to make it easier and faster for your users to import pictures to your service, which translates to users having more fun and getting more from your service.

Here are five companies that are using our public API to connect with Picasa Web Albums -- you can remotely access your photo collection while using their services: Create ice-cool animations from your snapshots. They call themselves "the end of slideshows," and we can see why. Self-publish hardcover photo books featuring your best photos. They offer the works -- library bindings, custom dust-jackets, even linen hardcover cases.

Picnik: Fast and easy online photo-editing in your browser. Send and receive photos directly from your camera phone.

Eye-Fi: A wireless memory card that adds Wi-Fi to your current digital camera so you can automatically transfer photos directly from your camera to Picasa Web Albums.
Look for more fun and interesting things you can do with your Picasa Web Albums pictures on partner sites coming soon!