4/1/10 Note: this error has been fixed by the folks at Google. The article is still worth a read to see how to find out what has been fixed or not, as well as how to use Web Albums to share your photos instead of emailing.
Several people this week told me they were having a problem when they tried to email a picture using Picasa’s email button and choosing ‘Gmail.’ So I tried it and, sure enough, I got the same error message:
I checked the PIcasa user forum and found that lots of people were having the same problem. Google has acknowledged the problem. They’ve been working on it and have now posted a notice that they’ve identified the problem and they know how to fix it. The fix will be in the automatic Picasa updates that will be pushed out to all users starting next week (3/29/10.) It’s always a good idea to check the Picasa ‘Known Issues’ page when you get an error so you know if it’s a problem they’re working on before you go to too much trouble trying to fix it yourself.
Meanwhile, here’s another way to share your photos.
Upload your photos to a Picasa Web Album. Once it’s there, you can view it in the Album, then click the ‘Share’ button. You just address it like any other email, write a message and send.
Your friend who receives the email will see something like this:
They can see the thumbnail (small version) of the photo right in the email. If they click on ‘View Photo’ that will take them to the photo on your Web Album.
I think this is a better way to share photos anyway. What do you think? Leave a comment.
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