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Google Adds Better Video Support To Picasa Web Albums

I don't know about you, but I use my point-and-shoot camera to record video more often than hauling out my actual video camera. The result? Tons of 30-second snippets that I'd love to be able to share without posting them to YouTube. Google just made it a heck of a lot easier by adding video support to its Picasa Web albums.
I don't know about you, but I use my point-and-shoot camera to record video more often than hauling out my actual video camera. The result? Tons of 30-second snippets that I'd love to be able to share without posting them to YouTube. Google just made it a heck of a lot easier by adding video support to its Picasa Web albums.Google has updated its Picasa Web Albums Uploaders software to version 1.2. The new version makes it easier to share video (and pictures) with family and friends because it lets you embed videos into your photo albums. Chances are, you not only took a ton of snapshots of your kid's birthday party, but recorded everyone singing "Happy Birthday" at the same time. Why not let everyone see both?

Google writes that, "the uploader is available both as a standalone application and as an export plug-in for iPhoto. You'll need Mac OS X 10.4 or 10.5 to use them. Uploading videos from within iPhoto requires iPhoto '08, as earlier versions of iPhoto cannot export movies. If you have iPhoto 6 or earlier, just use the uploader application to share your videos. The new release also preserves geotags in photos, so if your camera adds the latitude and longitude to your pictures, those will show up with your photos on a map inside Picasa Web Albums."

I took the software for a spin and it worked flawlessly. I had taken some video at a concert recently, and was easily able to add it to the numerous pictures I captured as well.

For now, this works only with Macs.