Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Upload photos to Panoramio straight from your Android!

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could see more pictures when you access Panoramio, Google Maps or Google Earth?
Well this is now possible thanks to the new Panoramio Uploader for Android.
This new application available in the Market, allows you to upload pictures to Panoramio on the go. You just need an Android device(*) and some amazing spot!

Uploading is easy, the application seamlessly integrates with the Android experience allowing you to share photos straight from the Camera and Gallery applications.



Mapping is easy, if the photo was taken by a GPS powered device then the location is automatically calculated and the map preview is presented.
If there is no GPS information or in case you need to adjust the location just tap on the map, and you can easily locate your picture.



Finally just upload and enjoy your photos in Panoramio, Google Earth and Google Maps!



Remember all photos uploaded to Panoramio are candidates to be shown in Google Earth and Google Maps. And please let us know as always your opinion in the Panoramio Community Forum

(*) Panoramio Uploader for iPhone also exist

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Winners of Panoramio Contest of April 2010

Again more winners, now are published the winners of the Panoramio monthly Contest for April 2010 edition. Those photos were uploaded in April and voted in May. We will contact the winners via e-mail during the next 30 days in order to organize the prizes.

First Prize of Scenery category Scenery First prize taken in Iceland by Sig Holm

First Prize of Unusual Location category Unusual Location First Prize taken in Namibia by americatramp.the2nd

First Prize of Heritage category Heritage First Prize taken in Romania by Αταραξία by Marian

First Prize of Travel category Travel First prize
taken in France by &ri.co

Full list of winners

Congratulations!

Friday, June 11, 2010

User-Tag Widget. Explain your story!

Since we launched the Widget API we have received a lot of positive feedback to improve it. One of the biggest requests was the possibility to combine a UserID and Tag in the same widget to allow users to explain a story using a widget. I am happy to announce that this is live!

With a User-Tag Widget, you will be able to create a widget containing the images of your special occasion, your trip, that amazing excursion, or whatever you can imagine. You can create a widget to show your own photos but you can also create a widget to show the photos of others. You will just need to select the right user_id and tag combination.

Last weekend for example, I went hiking in Schwyzerland. I compiled my Panoramio images of that excursion in a tag and now I can embed them in a Slideshow in my blog:




To use this widget in your site or blog you can do it by just adding the following code:

<iframe frameborder="0" height="400" src="http://www.panoramio.com/wapi/template/slideshow.html?user=3616830&tag=Panoramaweg-Schwyz" width="400" scrolling="no" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0"></iframe>

Just remember to select the right user_id and tag.

There are other widget types you can use, like the Photo List Widget. For more information on those other widgets please check the documentation.

Feel free to use our Forum to discuss about this topic. We keep on working to improve the Widget API, and your feedback is more than welcomed!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Share your Panoramio photos

From today, Share becomes easier as we have included Share to Buzz and Share to Facebook buttons in Panoramio. People interact with different groups of people in different places. With this feature we want to ease your social interaction by allowing you to share your Panoramio photos with your friends wherever they are.



You can now share your images via Google Buzz, Facebook, Twitter and email.


Share options will be displayed in your Photo Page and in your User Page depending whether you want to share a specific image or your complete Panoramio gallery.

The cool thing about sharing in Buzz and Facebook is that a thumbnail of your image will be sent as well (this was not happening with Twitter) and you will be able to add some text with it to add some context. If your friends click on that image, they will be automatically directed to your Panoramio page.

I want to thank Boris Strandjev for his work on this feature during his internship at Google.

I hope you find it useful and as always let us know your thoughts on this with a comment on this blog or in our Community Forum.

Winners of Panoramio Contest of March 2010

Again more winners, now are published the winners of the Panoramio monthly Contest for March 2010 edition. Those photos were uploaded in March and voted in April. We will contact the winners via e-mail during the next 30 days in order to organize the prizes.

First Prize of Scenery category

Scenery First prize
taken in Hungary by Imre Lakat

First Prize of Travel category

Travel First prize
taken in Italy by Simo-92

First Prize of Heritage category
Heritage First Prize

taken in Taiwan by 乾龍

First Prize of Unusual Location category

Unusual Location First Prize
taken in Spain by ZEUS74™

Full list of winners

Congratulations!Winners of Panoramio Contest of March 2010

Uploading your Picasa Web Albums pictures into Panoramio 2.0

A couple of months ago, we launched the option to Upload your Public images from Picasa Web Albums into Panoramio. Today we are expanding this option by allowing the upload of Unlisted albums as well.

Private images from Picasa Web Albums do not have this option. To use this feature remember that photos need to be geo-tagged and in a a Public or Unlisted album. This process creates a copy both in Picasa Web Albums and in Panoramio. If you ever want to delete it, remember you will need to do it from both places.

Please let us know what you think in the Panoramio Community Forum.