Resolved Issue - 500 errors in PWA

Wednesday, July 8, 2009 | 12:50 PM

Hi Everyone,

I'm happy to announce that thanks to your reports, this issue has been fixed.


Known Issue - 500 server errors in PWA

| 9:59 AM

Hi Everyone,

You may experience a 500 server error when sharing "unlisted" albums in Picasa Web Albums and when creating an album map. Rest assured, we are looking into this and will post another announcement once this is fixed.

Thank you for all of your reports!

Answers to Picasa Quiz!

Monday, June 29, 2009 | 1:57 PM

Thank you to those of you who participated in our Picasa Quiz!

Congratulations to Rhubarb for a perfect score, 15 out of 15 + the bonus question and a special shout out to Onion Zwiebel for a near perfect score of 14 out of 15 + the bonus question!

Answer Key:

Q: If you have purchased extra storage, how many photos can you put in an album?
A: 1,000

Q: Privacy is your top concern and you want to share an album with two friends who have Google Accounts. What's your best sharing option?
A: Make the album setting to "sign-in required to view" and send an invite

Q: For Picasa Web Albums, what's the quickest way to map several photos within an album?
A: There are many keyboard shortcuts in Picasa. Which keyboard combination will flip your photo horizontally?
A: How many types of collage themes can you make with the Collage Tool?
A: 6

Q: What's the longest slide duration you can have in MovieMaker?
A: 10 Seconds

Q: What is the shortcut key to view a photo in full size in Picasa?
A: Hold the Ctrl and Alt key

Q: What is the recommended pixel size for blogs and web pages?
A: 640 Pixels

Q: In Picasa, how do you change your online album properties for a synced album?
A: What color is the clock icon that segments your events in Picasa's 'Import' mode?
A: Gray

Q: In Picasa, what keyboard combination causes teddy bears to appear on the screen?
A: Using Picasa's "BlogThis!" feature, how many photos can you post to Blogger at a time?
A: 4

Q: Who is a print provider for Picasa Web Albums?
A: Snapfish

Q: True or False, Picasa was once featured on Jeopardy.
A: True :)

*Bonus* What does Picasa mean? How did the name come about?

Picasa - House for your pictures - "Pic" - "Casa"

Fun Picasa Quiz: Test your knowledge!

Monday, June 15, 2009 | 9:36 AM

Click here to begin. :)

New in Picasa Web Albums: See who's a Fan of your photos!

Monday, May 11, 2009 | 2:58 PM


By clicking through to the Fans page, you can see who has marked you as a Favorite in Picasa Web Albums. These folks like your photos so much they chose to be notified whenever you upload new public content. If you choose to return the interest and add them as a Favorite, they'll be notified promptly and you'll show up on their Fans page.

Order Prints Feature Update

Thursday, April 30, 2009 | 10:22 AM

We wanted to give you a heads up that starting Monday, May 11th, Picasa print ordering will become inactive for versions prior to 3.1. If you would like to order prints directly from Picasa, you will need upgrade to the latest version from

To check your current version go to "Help" > "About Picasa".

Maintenance on Picasa Web Albums

Wednesday, April 8, 2009 | 5:37 PM

Starting at 4:00pm PST tomorrow, we'll be undergoing maintenance for approximately 30 minutes. You may experience issues uploading, editing, and organizing your photos. Don't worry, all will be back to normal soon. We appreciate your patience.