Friday, August 11, 2006

Review: Picasaweb vs. Flickr

Adam Scheinberg has written a great little review/overview of Flickr and Picasa Web Albums.  I’m been messing around with Flickr for some time now, and fiddled a little with Picasa Web. 

I’ve been using the Picasa desktop version for quite a while to sort all my pictures and I’m pretty happy with it.  The biggest issue that I have with it is that you can only give a photo one tag, or “label” in Picasa parlance.  That’s a real bummer when a picture fits into multiple categories.

For instance, when we go on vacation and my wife takes some great pictures of the kids, I would tag those photos with “kids,” “vacation” and “family” in Flickr.  With Picasa (both the desktop and web versions) I have to choose one label to which the picture will belong.

For my money (and both services are free) I’ll stay with Flickr for my photo-sharing needs.

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Kalidas said...

Both are free, but picasa web is much better just because it does not belong to the house of spamking(yahoo)!!. Picasa is very smartly done. It is as joyous as gmail and google talk and of course google itself.

Jeff said...

Kalidas, thanks for taking the time to comment. I try to look past the fact that Flickr is (now) owned by Yahoo. Picasa is nicely done, but I'm not sure it's better simply because it's not affiliated with Yahoo. :)