Google has released the API for the Picasa Web Albums, you can add, request, update and delete albums, photo and tags, and using this script here from Googlified, you can embed Picasa web albums on your site. Download Picasa by clicking this link,
The Picasa Web Albums team is pleased to announce the release of the newest member of the GData family, the Picasa Web Albums data API.
Now you can access your albums, photos, comments and tags through a common GData API. Have a great idea for integrating your photos and tags into a semantic network? Want to add a slide show of your favorite photos to your homepage and include user comments? How about autotagging your photos based on image analysis or photo description or title? Or allowing users to pick a Picasa Web Albums photo from inside your application? The possibilities are endless. Source: GData for Picasa Web Albums
One of Picasa’s newest features, Picasa Web Albums allows you to post your photos online in seconds with one-click web upload directly from Picasa or your web browser, you can even use your Mac to upload photos. It will view and save your friends’ photos, allowing you to keep track of your favorite people and family and see when they’ve added something new. You can download entire albums to Picasa in just one click. You can see photos in large formats, scroll through them quickly, and rotate and zoom. Share the joy with captions and comments. It’s really a great photo tool, and compliments Picasa very well.
Picasa, and you can use the Picasa Web Albums to do all kinds of great stuff, Google just added at least four new features:
Uploading videos. Until today, only users that paid for extra storage could upload videos. Now anyone can do that, but only using Picasa.
Prints. You can now order prints for your photos, but number of options is small.
Tags. Picasa Web Albums lets you tag your photos. You’ll find the option in the sidebar.
Search. You can search your photos, a certain gallery and your friends’ public photos. Google indexes captions, tags, album titles, album descriptions, and album locations. Source: Google Operating System
Picasa, and all of these great features to manage and store all your photos. Lifehacker says,
Upload videos, order prints and more with the latest additions to Picasa Web Albums, the online element of Google’s popular Picasa photo organizer.
The service now allows you to upload videos to your albums; add tags to your photos; search tags in your albums and your friends’ albums; add “bulk” captions to all the photos in an album; and order prints and photo products. Alas, for the moment you’re limited to PhotoWorks or Shutterfly; hopefully they’ll add more services soon. In the meantime, watch out, Flickr: Google’s definitely gunning for ya. Source: LifeHacker
It’s part of the Google Pack as well, you can download the whole Google Pack by clicking here.