Monday, July 04, 2011

Banned from Picasa

A few years ago my Picasa account was banned.
Giving me this delightful, and unhelpful, message.
As far as I can figure, this is the image which got me banned:
Because, you know, there's a flute player there.
Anyway, Picasa is kind of strange because Blogger uses Picasa for its images. So although the account has supposedly violated Google's TOS, the images are still accessible (and stored on) Picasa servers.
I can even add images directly from those Picasa pictures are stored (both before and after the content was "removed").
Possibly they banned this picture because of my white socks.
Like so.
But now today I've discovered another thing if I want to have access to the Picasa images. Going to Google's "Buzz" (or even in Gmail) I can view my "profile" and then go to "photos". Viola, there's all my Picasa images (and all the images from my blogs).
So, if this is a thing you need to do, that's how you do it.

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