I talked about two best photo sharing apps that I love in a previous post. Picasa Web Albums is Google’s answer to Flickr that Yahoo bought and done a great job with. One thing that Picasa Web Albums was missing was the community element of searching others pictures by ttitle, subject, tags, etc.
Discover and explore public photos posted by others in the Picasa Web Albums community. You can look up captions, tags, album titles, album locations, and album descriptions. Search also works across only My Photos or My Favorites if you’re signed in.
Here is how they compare right now:
Flickr’s Free Account:
- 100 MB monthly upload limit (5MB per photo)
- 3 sets
- Photostream views limited to the 200 most recent images
- Post any of your photos in up to 10 group pools
- Only smaller (resized) images accessible (though the originals are saved in case you upgrade later)
Picasa Web Album’s Free Account:
- 1GB storage (and counting!)
- No other feature restrictions in free account as fas as I can tell
Flickr Upgrade: $24.95/year
- Unlimited uploads (10MB per photo)
- Unlimited storage
- Unlimited bandwidth
- Unlimited photosets
- Permanent archiving of high-resolution original images
- The ability to replace a photo
- Post any of your photos in up to 60 group pools
- Ad-free browsing and sharing
Picasa Web Albums Upgrade: Starts at $25/year
- 6.25GB ($25 USD per year)
- 25GB ($100 USD per year)
- 100GB ($250 USD per year)
- 250GB ($500 USD per year)
I am still torn between using the two web photo sharing tools! I will continue to use the two of them together for various purposes and I will post my observations in a future article. If there was a sort of plugin for Picasa to upload directly to Flickr in a few clicks, I would right now choose Flickr over Picasa. But, i haven’t yet so I am going to explore a little bit more before I shell out the Flickr Pro account!
Thanks for reading and let me know if you know of such a tool/plugin for Picasa!