Thursday, November 29, 2012

Panoramio to Google+

2 years ago, we launched a feature that allowed all Panoramio users to import their photos from Picasa Web Albums into Panoramio so they could share them with the world via Google Maps and Google Earth. Many Panoramio users are Google+ users, and many Google+ users are Panoramio users. It is for this reason that I am very excited to announce today that we are bringing both worlds a bit closer by allowing Panoramio users to export their photos to Google+ as well.

Why this is so important:

Google+ Local
Photos copied from Panoramio associated to a place will be featured in Google+ Local giving more visibility to the work of creators:

Storage and Data Liberation
Panoramio has unlimited storage for geo-positioned images with a maximum of 25 MBytes or 50 Mpixels per photo. By exporting all your photos to Google+, you will be able to download a security copy of all your photos by visiting the Download your data link under Google Accounts. From there you will be able to download a .zip file with all your photos and albums from Picasa Web Albums.

We will also create a copy of your original photo that will include the modification you make in Panoramio (geo-position, place association, tags and title) so you can keep the content you create in Panoramio offline.

The original image is in the format:
The downloadable version of the original with geotags is in the format:

Sharing your photos in Google+ will be easier than ever as by uploading your photos in Panoramio, you will automatically upload your photos in Google+, so you can get the best of both worlds. With all these changes we hope to bring you more choice, exposure and freedom for your photos of the World, and we hope you like it as much as we do.

To activate the feature go to and for more information about this new feature, please visit Exporting photos to Picasa Web Albums or Google+.

Posted by +Gerard Sanz, Panoramio Community Manager